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How to Use a Persil Washing Powder Scoop or Dosing Ball

Not sure how much washing powder or liquid to use? Don't worry - you just need the Persil washing powder scoop and dosing ball.

There's nothing more annoying than putting on a load of washing only to have the clothes come out with a soapy residue because you've accidentally used too much washing powder or to have them come out still dirty because you used too little. But how do we know how much washing powder to use to avoid these issues?  

The solution is simple: a handy Persil dosing device that ensures we use the right amount of detergent each and every time we wash our clothes.   

How Big is the Persil Dosing Ball? 

The Persil dosing ball can be used to measure the right amount of concentrated liquid to add to your washing machine. It has two dosing lines, one at 35ml and the other at 50ml. Fill the dosing device with roughly 27ml of liquid detergent for standard loads which is just under the 35ml line on the dosing device. For heavier, more soiled loads fill the dosing device with roughly 40ml of liquid detergent, which is in between the two incremental lines on the dosing device.  

Persil detergent is designed to achieve great results and to tackle tough stains, even on a quick and cold wash. Leaving your clothes looking clean and smelling fresh after just one wash.  

Can I Put the Persil Ball in the Washing Machine? 

Of course! Persil designed the dosing ball to be used in the washing machine and to double as a handy measuring cup. 

To use in the washing machine, fill the Persil ball to the indicated level and pop it on top of your clothes. Place it towards the back of the machine to help ensure the detergent is evenly distributed as the drum begins to spin.   

What Size is the Persil Washing Powder Scoop? 

The Persil scoop quickly and easily measures 40ml of Persil’s powder detergents at a time, you will need 2 scoops for washing a standard load of laundry of 80ml. If your clothes are heavily soiled, you can also use an extra scoop to measure additional detergent – recommended at an extra 40ml to be a 120ml dose of powder in total. 

It’s best not to add more than three 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 Powder Scoop? 

The Persil scoop is a useful laundry powder scoop that is designed to make sure the recommended dose is used in each laundry load you do. Once you’ve measured one full scoop of detergent, you simply pour the powder from the handy measuring device into the correct compartment in the drawer of your washing machine. Do this twice for the recommended standard dose or add a third scoop in for heavily soiled clothes.  

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.   

Do the Dosing Devices Work for Hand Washing? 

Absolutely! Both the Persil washing powder scoop for powdered detergents and the Persil 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. 

Not sure how to use Persil powder for handwashing? Measure 72ml of detergent per 20 litres of water (roughly about one bowlful) and wear gloves while agitating the water to ensure the detergent is fully dissolved. Submerge your clothes and gently rub fabrics together to tackle stains if needed. Rinse in cool water at the end to get rid of any detergent residue. 

If you’re using a liquid detergent, measure 13ml of detergent per 5 litres of water (or 34-35ml per bowl of water) using the dosing ball and handwash your clothes following the same steps as with powder detergent. This will ensure optimal results, leaving you with clothes that are wonderfully fresh and clean.