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Ecoegg Laundry Egg (720 Washes) - Fragrance Free
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
on 22 December 2012
I'd read a lot about these, some reviewers very for and some very against.

After a 3 mth trial, I am mostly really pleased with the ecoegg but not for everything. It doesn't really deal with biological stains, so for my husbands grubby work clothes, and whites with food stains on them, I still use wash powder. The eco egg is particularly good though for towels and sheets, leaving them soft and comfortable without needing softener. It must be the washing powder that makes them stiff I think. I also use the ecoegg for my general wash.

I particularly like that after its been washed with the ecoegg, the washing just smells of washed textile, and not of nasty chemical soap powder. I do think we've been conditioned to think that the smell of soap powder means it smells clean, whereas what it really means is that it smells of soap powder! If you want it to smell of something after washing with the ecoegg, you can add a drop or 2 of an essential oil to the rinse tray of your machine, but I don't bother with that. You can also apparently buy some stuff from the eco egg people to deal with stains but I haven't tried that either. A stain remover like vanish is also an alternative which I sometimes use if I've only got one thing with a stain and don't want to wait for a "soap powder" wash.

I'm no scientist but I suspect if you used the egg without the little mineral balls inside you might get very similar results, I haven't tried that yet but I might when the balls run out. The eco egg bangs about inside the washing machine bashing your clothes as it goes, and bashing your clothes in hot water is another way to get them clean anyway.

The other thing you should be aware of is that without washing powder the inside of your machine and the pipes between the machine and the sewer get very smelly if you don't use washing powder all the time. The ecoegg people say this is because the washing powder smell masks the smell of the pipes; but the opposite view seems to be that the washing powder helps to keep the pipes clean. Whichever version you believe, without washing powder you do need to clean the machine & pipes on a regular basis, perhaps once a month, by running a hot wash with white vinegar in it. I still do at least one wash a week with powder which seems to be enough to keep it clean and stop the smell, but I did try the vinegar routine and that works too.

So, overall I'm glad I bought it. It's a useful product, saving a large quantity of washing powder (and fabric softener), and consequently helping the environment, but, like lots of cleaning "miracles", is not quite all its cracked up to be.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2012
This product is absolutely superb. I suffer from a perfume allergy and all my symptoms have now disappeared. The clothes are washed really well annd I am so pleased that I purchased Eco Egg.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2012
I was sceptical at first but thought that I would give it a try. Surprisingly, it does work. It cleans your washing and there is no build up of soap - so, it has to be good for your machine and the environment. However, I am going back to liquid tabs as I'm getting to the end of my tether at having to retrieve all the balls from the drum and the rubber seal. They also fall into the clothes (even worse if it is a duvet cover!!!), which means that when you take the clothes out of the machine, the balls fly out all over the place, no matter how carefully you try to contain them. I don't know whether I have a faulty "egg"; I check each time before loading it into the machine that the markers line up and it is clicked closed but the agitation of the machine obviously works the egg loose, separating the 2 parts and dispersing the balls. It's an absolute pain.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2012
BRILLANT!
30 day no quibble guarantee by eco egg so figured that nothing to loose but was sceptical.
Being using it a month and love it. Environmentally friendly, easy to use and makes financial sense so no downside.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2012
I love this product. I bought it because recommended by Kim Woodburn. I have serious allergies to all soap powders and they also give my son excema. The fact that there is no residue is my main reason for sticking with it. Even the unperfumed specialist soap powder we have been using leaves a lot of powdery residue even with extra rinses. I have just done my seventieth wash and added the second pack of white pellets. I find that they clean extremely well. I am very fussy about laundry. Nothing is worn if stained or dirty. I also have two sons and two dogs so I wash a lot. Seventy times in a month I find. I can imagine if you wash a lot of whites with biological powder (which I don't-bad allergic reactions from that) you would notice a difference in the whites. But if you wash them at 60 degrees I don't think you would. In one month the eco egg has already paid for itself in powder and fabric conditioner that I haven't bought. The machine also does not get gummed up. No need for fabric conditioner! I iron a lot and it is not harder with the eco egg-the fabrics are soft. This is the best product in laundry I've ever used and I've been washing for 35 years. My son used a towel to clean up a spilt bottle of lemonade from the floor which was also covered in muddy dog prints. All came out. My husband walked very far out across the beach to see an old shipwreck whiich had been uncovered and went deep into the mud. The ecoegg got the mud out first time on 40 degrees. I've never agreed with cool washes-they don't kill bacteria, and bacteria creates smells. I wash everything on 40 degrees and towels and sheets on 60 degrees. Only knitwear on 30 degrees. Can't recommend this product enough. Will definately keep using it. And good for the environment
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2013
Have been using these eggs ,for 2 years ,would not go back to washing powder.never would of guessed it would work so well.my Daughter has them as we'll now ,brilliant .
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2013
Only Started using it-- a couple of wash loads and satisfactory result. Use of egg-- easy!! Try it and you'll be surprised how well it washes your clothes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 August 2014
Loved the egg until it started coming open in the washer during use. It is no fun picking up all of those little balls from our clothes, the washer, and the floor. I have complained to the company and am waiting for a response. Without new egg from them I can't recommend this product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2015
I bought one of these on the recommendation of a friend and can only say I am disappointed. Might as well have run a rinse programme. A pullover and a tablecloth both came out with stains so I have regular washing powder back on my shopping list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2015
Absolutely not suitable for baby cloths, all stains are left on cloths! I use washable nappies for my baby and after washing with eco egg nappies are smelly and with stains. Not happy at all!
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