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KerShaw Traditional Laundry Starch 700G

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  • Item Weight: 699 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 898 g
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  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,458 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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700g Of traditional starch to give your table linen,bed linen and other cotton-rich items an old -fashioned crisp finish,with many returning customers ! Now it seems that only spray starches are available to keep your napkins, table cloths, bed linen and shirts crisp and fresh. (These are inferior) to the traditional cold and hot water starches as they sit on top of the fabric, rather than completely saturating the individual fibers with starch. You will find that the results with our starch are many times better than with spray starches. No matter how good the spray starch is, it will never be able to compete with the real thing. Additionally, blended from 100% natural products and naturally occurring minerals, our starch is of a very high quality. It contains no animal products and has not been tested on animals. There are other traditional laundry starches available but our research has shown that they contain less than half the active ingredients that ours contains - that means that the rest is composed of cheap fillers Customers are always amazing us with odd uses for our starch. One man is making hats for a theatrical production and uses Kershaw's starch for stiffening the peaks. This doesn't surprise us, as we supply the National Theatre and the Theatre Royal in Hay-market, as well as several film companies - spray starch just won't do for those period outfits! We have had several orders from toastmasters (for their waistcoats) and also from bridal companies. Not only these, but a London judge has bought our starch, too. It is even used by a well-known cosmetic company - although we don't know whether they use it in lipstick or powder. We have provided starch to students of St Martin's College where they use it for sizing fabrics and we have also had orders from needlework colleges. Kershaw's starch is currently used on the best linen on board two super yachts. We also sell quite a lot to the Sikh community for their turban Dispatched By RM Recorded Delivery

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars crisp cotton sheets 22 Feb 2012
By ritab
I have been using this product for years and love the cool,crisp finish it gives to my cotton sheets. I just wash them as normal in my machine and then put in a couple of scoops of starch at the end of the cycle and do another rinse on the starch programme, or just a regular rinse works well too. I have never had any problems with my machine doing it this way. It works out quite expensive as a pot lasts me about 3 weeks, but then I am laundering sheets for three king size beds, and its so nice getting into the bed with freshly starched sheets. No one I know starches their bedlinen any more but i love the feel of getting into a bed with freshly starched sheets.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for tranditional linen napkins 23 Dec 2011
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I have owned a pot of this starch for over five years and it is just coming to an end. I have found it to be brilliant for starching traditional linen napkins. My pot has the instructions on the side. Wash article and spin. Dissolve four level scoops of starch in a little cold water. [You need to make sure that you have a solution that is like thick cream. The starch is an odd substance and it takes quite a bit of water to get this but add as little cold water as possible.] Add boiling water, stiring continually, to make a thick glue-like paste. [I make my starch in a very large jug and tend to add up to one litre of boiling water. You have to take care not to let it go lumpy]. The instructions then suggest adding a further litre of cold water but for napkins I find that another five litres mean that the napkins are not too stiff. You soak the articles in the starch, spin them and then let them dry out. They need to be ironed whilst still slightly damp.

The whole process is time consuming, especially as I do around 30 napkins in one go (but they then last for many months). However, nothing beats a well ironed and starched napkin and I love them. As an aside, linen napkins are very expensive. I have inherited many of mine from great aunts etc and some are over sixty years old. I have also bought them from the USA via eBay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes clothes crispy! 12 Jan 2014
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Bought for starching petticoats for wear in Victorian street theatre with Seven Dials Rapscallions - it works. Petticoats stand out much better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect. 13 Dec 2013
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Just what I need to starch my shirt collars. In this modern age when no-one wears a hard starched collar, the number of laundries that can do this service has dwindled to one not very good one, so a chap must make do and starch his own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stiff competition to beat this 7 Mar 2013
By s
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I wanted to buy the old fashioned Robin Starch but its not available so I tried this. Its marvellous, great quality, in a large tub with nicely fitting lid and handy for the laundry room. Easy to use. Nice fragrance. Will stick with this from now on.
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