Which? finds washing powder is cheapestLatest test lab results reveal Best Buy detergents

28 December 2009

Results from the latest lab test of washing detergents show that it's much cheaper to do your laundry using washing powder than liquitabs or tablets - as well as revealing the latest Best Buy detergents.

Which? found that using Best Buy Ariel Biological Powder, for example, worked out at 21p a load – 5p cheaper than liquitabs from the same brand, 3p cheaper a load than Ariel tablets and 1p cheaper a load than Ariel liquid.

Find out which other washing detergents were named Which? Best Buys in our , and reviews.

Washing detergents reviewed

Lizzy Ruffles, Which? washing powders expert, said: 'If you're really keen to save money on your laundry it's well worth reading our report. The best value Best Buy is just 8p per wash - which is 10p less than the next cheapest Best Buy'.

Find out how your usual laundry brand fared in our , and reviews.

Which? research also found that 62% of Which? members use non-bio detergent, but biological powders were better at removing stains.

Plus, if you're in the market for a new washing appliance, take a look at our reviews of 200 washing machines and 61 washer dryers before you make your choice - and consult our to find out where the best deals are online and on the high street.

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