Friday, January 13, 2012

My Honest Opinion: Purex Ultrapacks Laundry Detergent

I think we all know how much fun laundry time is, right?

Especially when you have a baby.

Or a toddler.

Or even better?

A sick toddler and a sick hubby who are constantly infecting everything in the house with their germs.

Not that this has EVER happened to me.

And most certainly not that I have been living in a world SWIMMING in germs for what feels like a small eternity now.

But I digress....

Laundry is my topic of conversation for today...not germs....

And more specifically, the massive amounts that I have done since we got home from our visit to the North over the holidays.

I have done more loads of laundry in the last 2 weeks than I've done in the past 2 months.

And it hasn't been nearly as big a hassle as it sounds.

And only partially because my washer and dryer is on the same level of the house that I live on, I admit.

And partially because I came home to find a little present from Purex sitting on my front steps...

I didn't have to worry about measuring any soap or making a mess with any kind of liquids while trying to quickly throw my laundry into the wash.

Because Purex has done it yet again.

Remember when I introduced you to the amazingness that is Purex Crystals Fabric Softener?

Well, hang on to your boot straps, Betsy, 'cause we are about to take that awesomeness one step further.

Because soon, (mid-February, 2012, to be exact...) you are going to see this little guy sitting on the shelf at your local grocery store.

And I know, initially, you are going to think, "Oh, that's not so new..." and you'll be thinking of this guy:

But you'd be thinking completely wrong.  

Tide's packets are stain BOOSTERS.  

Not to be confused with little packets of Bippity-Boppity-Boo in covered in Pixie Dust.

I happen to know, because I happened to have tried to use the Tide Stainboosters that way one time.*

And ended up with a full load of greasy, not-quite-clean laundry that had to be rewashed.

Lucky me.  

So you can imagine how I felt when I opened my bag of Purex Ultrapacks. to see these...

"Less than confident, but slightly hopeful" would probably be a good term.

"Skeptical" for you less-wordy people.

Kinda like the feeling a skydiver feels just before he gets pushed out of the side of a plane.

Drastic, I know, but I really despise redoing laundry, so....

Joking aside, I was a little leery, but I have only had positive experiences from Purex in the past, so I gave it my best shot.

I threw the little blue blob in my washer, covered it with a load of snot-covered, ketchup stained kiddy clothes, set the temperature to eh, whatever, and hit start.

Correction: I also added in a handful of the Purex Crystals, because hey, who doesn't like their snot covered, ketchup stained clothes to come out of the wash smelling like hawaiian hibiscus???

And then I started the wash.

And the results?

Awesomesauce, I tell you.  

Like clean awesomesauce.

With a side of sparkle.

I was shocked.

Happily shocked, of course, but shocked all the same.

I was sincerely expecting at least one dank ketchup stain with residual fallout.

But nada.

Now, I will admit to you that as awesome as these Ultrapacks are, even they were powerless against the black ink pen that exploded all over the load of laundry in my dryer last week. 

But we all know that the dryer sets stains, right?

So really, I'll let that one go.

Now for the things you might wanna know about these magical little blue miracle workers?

• Each Purex UltraPack contains powerful 2x concentrated  
 liquid detergent, giving each UltraPack double   
 the cleaning power in every drop**. 
• Purex UltraPacks dissolve quickly once the washer is  
 started—even in cold water. 
• Purex UltraPacks are formulated and safe for all   
 machines, including high-efficiency (HE).

And some helpful hints:

• Dry your hands before handling the UltraPacks – water  
 dissolves the film.
• Put (1) pack in the washer before adding clothing 
 (the more time they spend in the water, the faster 
 they dissolve). For larger or heavily soiled loads, use 
 an additional pack. 
• If you have a front loader, make sure to put the pack  
 directly into the drum, not in the drawer. 

And the really good news?

You can give them a test ride yourself!

Purex wants consumers to know they can prove it to themselves with the idea being “Don’t take our word 
for it. Take your word for it.” 

So beginning in mid February 2012, will be back up and running, giving you the opportunity to get your own free sample of Purex UltraPacks and prove it to yourself. 

*Note: Tide Stainboosters are good for what they are intended for - use IN ADDITION to your normal detergent.  

1 comment:

Ang said...

I got a huge back of these in the mail too..LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!