I was asked if I wanted to test the Persil Small & Mighty with it's new formula and Stain Eraser Ball, and as I generally use Persil Non-Bio Small & Mighty anyway, I felt it was something I was more than happy to do. They claim it should remove the need for lots of different products in your cupboard, as their Small & Mighty liquid can do the job alone. Not only that, but it can do it at lower temperatures and even in a quick wash.
I was sent a Stain Kit, and a bottle of Biological Persil Small & Mighty. I'm always a bit scared of different wash powders and liquids, as a couple of my family have sensitive skin, but it's good to try new things periodically as technology and skin alter.
I also have my own test, as I have a pyjama top with flipchart marker on it. The flipchart marker didn't wash off my son, so I was intrigued to see if it would wash off the pyjama top. For the stain kit I used a white shirt that is covered in permanent Acrylic paint anyway as it meant I didn't have to worry about ruining a good shirt!
I let my children loose with the stain kit....blue ink, blue paint, melted chocolate and orange coloured children's juice.
Then, before washing, I pre-treated with the stain-remover ball as advised on the packaging....then washed my load at 30 degrees on a 1 hour wash.
I'm impressed. It didn't remove the flipchart marker entirely - but it's made it much lighter and a far less noticeable stain and all of the stains from the stain kit are entirely gone.
Just as importantly for me - neither of the 2 members of my family who have sensitive skin have even noticed that I used a biological liquid. Biological washing liquid, especially with pre-treating, can remove stains like sweat and food far better than non-biological products, so this is a real win for me.
Persil reckon their newly improved Small & Mighty is the most effective ever for treating stains and can remove everything from blackberry and grass to yellow curry and hot chocolate. I'm sure it won't be too long before we've tested the rest of those claims in our house....
I was sent the stain kit and bottle of Persil Small & Mighty for this review and test. All stains are my own.