Which? cleaning products should you buy at your supermarket?How to save money on branded laundry detergent

17 February 2016

Woman choosing laundry detergent in a supermarket

Use our tips to find the best laundry liquid and washing powder offers

We’ve trawled through our test results of almost 100 cleaning products to find out which supermarket own-brands get your clothes and dishes spotless, and where you’d be better off buying branded to guarantee a great clean.

As well as being able to tell you which Best Buys you should look out for on your next supermarket shop, we've also analysed big brand prices so we tell you when a special offer really is a good deal.

Read on to find out what prices to look out for on Ariel, Bold and Persil laundry detergent. 

Want to know which own-brands you should buy at your supermarket? See our round-up of the best cleaning products.

Washing powder offers

If you prefer to buy branded laundry detergent, you can still save cash. These are the highest and lowest prices we found over a year for three popular products from big brands Ariel, Bold and Persil. Keep these in mind when you next go shopping, as you can use them to avoid paying over the odds.

Ariel 3 in 1 Pods Regular (30 washes)
Highest price: £10
Lowest price: £4.50

Bold 2 in 1 Pearls White Lily & Lotus Flower (29 washes)
Highest price: £10
Lowest price: £4

Persil Bio Washing Powder (23 washes)
Highest price: £7.50
Lowest price: £3.50

Our research also revealed the price you shouldn’t pay more than - you can use this as a benchmark to make sure you're getting a good deal. You can find these out, plus get the lowdown on the latest special offers on Best Buy cleaning products, at Best Buy supermarket offers.

We analysed pricing data for these detergents from price comparison website mysupermarket.co.uk

A Best Buy dishwasher tablet can cost as little as 10p per wash - brands can cost up to three times as much.

Save money on cleaning products

Every year, our tests find supermarket products that are at least as good as big brands - but at a fraction of the price. So you can save cash without compromising on cleaning power. 

A Best Buy dishwasher tablet can cost as little as 10p per wash, while brands can cost up to three times as much. 

Similarly, one of our Best Buy washing-up liquids is twice the price, per 100ml, of other Best Buys. But our tests also revealed both pricey and cheap washing-up liquids that struggle to shift fat and leave you using elbow grease to get your dishes clean. 

There's also a big difference between the best and worst laundry detergents. The best banish stains, keep your whites brilliant and your colours bright. The worst cause your clothes to fade and will struggle to get them clean. Can you get better results from your laundry detergent and pay less? Check out our Best Buy laundry detergents to find out.

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