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How to Use a Free Persil Washing Powder Scoop or Dosing Ball

By using the incorrect amount of laundry detergent, we’re being left with clothes that aren’t as clean and fresh and they could be. By using too much detergent, our clothes are being left with a soapy residue that leaves garments stiff like cardboard, and by using too little detergent we’re not removing as much dirt or stains as we could be.

The solution? A handy Persil dosing device that ensures we use the right amount of detergent each and every time we wash our clothes.  


What Size is the Washing Powder Scoop?

The Persil scoop quickly and easily measures 110ml of Persil’s powdered detergents, which is the perfect amount for washing a standard load of laundry. If your clothes are heavily soiled, you can also use the scoop to measure additional detergent – recommended at an extra 100ml if you’re using your washing machine’s pre-wash setting, or 210ml if your clothing requires a more intense clean.

It’s best not to add more than two full scoops of powdered detergent to a wash, as this could leave a soapy residue on your clothes, or block your machine’s filters.  


How Do I Use the Persil Scoop?

The Persil scoop is designed to make sure you use the optimal dosage for each and every load of laundry you do. Once you’ve measured one full scoop of detergent (or more if your clothes are heavily soiled), you simply pour the powder from the handy measuring device into the correct compartment in the drawer of your washing machine.

If you’re unsure of which compartment to add powdered detergent too, don’t panic! The two larger compartments are for detergent - one may be marked ‘(I)’, which is for pre-wash detergent (use 100ml of powdered detergent), and one may be marked ‘(II)’ which is for main wash detergent (use between 200ml and 300ml depending on dirt level). Just follow the directions on the label of your washing powder for the best results.  


How Big is the Persil Dosing Ball?

The Persil dosing ball measures 35ml, which is the perfect amount for adding to your washing machine. If you’re using Persil small & mighty you shouldn’t need to add any extra detergent to achieve great results, as the powerful strength of this laundry product is designed to tackle even the toughest of stains, leaving your clothes looking clean and smelling fresh after just one wash, but for very heavily soiled clothes you can dose 52ml.  


Can I Put the Dosing Ball in the Washing Machine?

Of course! Placing the dosing ball in the drum is the easiest option. This is a truly versatile product, so there are many different ways you can use the dosing device, including by putting it directly into your washing machine.

Persil designed the dosing ball for washing machine use, and to double as a handy measuring cup. To use in the washing machine, fill the ball to the indicated level and pop it on top of your clothes, towards the back of the machine which will ensure the detergent is evenly distributed as the drum begins to spin.  


Do the Dosing Devices Work for Hand Washing?

Absolutely! Both the Persil scoop for powdered detergents and the dosing ball for liquid detergents can be used to measure just the right amount of detergent to use if you’d prefer to hand wash your clothes - a great alternative to machine washing for very delicate fabrics or heirloom garments.

If you’re using a powdered detergent, use the Persil scoop to measure 85ml of detergent per 10 litres of water (roughly about one bowlful). Similarly, if you’re using a liquid detergent, use the dosing ball to measure 17ml of detergent per 5 litres of water, or 34-35ml per full bowl of water. This will ensure optimal results, leaving you with clothes that are wonderfully fresh and clean.

Before adding your clothing to the bowl, use your hands to agitate the water to ensure that the detergents are well distributed and fully dissolved.  


Pick Up a FREE Persil Dosing Device

Persil provides a dosing ball with every pack as standard, but if you’ve misplaced yours, don’t worry! Persil will send you a free dosing ball or powder scoop for you to use at home. This way, you can see just how much easier it is to do your laundry when you have the right equipment. What are you waiting for?    

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