65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
I don't know what the negative reviews are talking about,
This review is from: NEW Ecozone Ecoballs 1000 washes, NEW improved formula and performance, NEW softer wash balls (Kitchen & Home)
I have been using Ecoballs for over a year now in a household with three adults and I have never had a problem. If you're a grease monkey who enjoys mud wrestling at weekends (fully clothed) then ok these probably aren't for you but for everyone who subjects their clothes to normal use these work very well at 40 degrees. For very soiled items you may want to just add a bit of detergent in with them (a fraction of what you would normally use) or for heavily soiled bed linen turn the wash up to 60 degrees but for 90% of all the washing that we do 45 minutes at 40 degrees with three ecoballs in the drum brings everything up fine.
Also - regarding the smell that some other reviewers have complained about it's not somethuing that I notice much but it does say in the instructions that you have to clean the filters of the machine every six months or so because the balls don't contain all the bleaching and anti bacterial chemistry of normal detergent, but that's the whole point!
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Initial post: 29 Sep 2012 13:17:59 BDT
Fra Toba says:
Hi there! I see in your review you use 3 eco balls per wash - is this the recommended usage? I mean can you use only 1 eco ball per wash? It does not say it in the item description so I am bit confused :)
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 17:20:08 GMT
I just use the one for a large wash..using 3 is a bit much for my liking. You can use these on a long warmer wash, I notice the clothes come out really clean.
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Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2015 19:51:51 GMT
In the (bad) old days, before detergents, cleaning was done with plain water, agitation (elbow-grease) and a rock - later a washboard. Aside from the cleaning action of the active ingredients contained within these balls, their actual presence increases the agitation and substitutes for the rock. If your wash is small and lightly soiled then one ball will possibly do the job, a full wash and/or heavier soiling would benefit from the use of all three.
However many you use some pre-wash action on stains will aid the finished product. Both vinegar and bi-carb can be used to aid this if/when you run out of the accompanying stain remover. They may require a bit more effort than commercial products but they have the benefit of being 'green'.
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