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Monday, 27 February 2012

Mixed Load Laundry with Colour Catcher

When the laundry mountain is threatening to take over your house,  the prospect of  fastidiously sorting through every item according to the washing instructions and colour can prove daunting.  With Colour Catcher from Dylon, you have one less thing to worry about as you can confidently do mixed coloured loads without fear of  colour runs.  


Less sorting also means you can do fewer loads.  No need to wait for a full load of whites or running a load that is half empty.  This reduces the amount of water, electricity and detergent you use...good for the pocket and the planet!


Just pop one sheet of Colour Catcher in with your mixed load and wash in the usual way.


Each sheet acts like a magnet, drawing away the traces of dirt and dye that bleed from coloured clothes and trapping them during the wash.  This keeps the dyes away from the other clothing in the wash avoiding the grubby, grey appearance that can build up over time.


The proof is on the sheet!  

I was sent a box to test for this review.  Ella has a black and white dress which I hate washing!  I never know whether to treat it as a 'light' or a 'dark'.  With a Colour Catcher sheet in the wash, I was confident that I could I put it in a mixed coloured load and not worry about it.  It came out perfectly.  It is these type of items that benefit most from using a Colour Catcher, giving you peace of mind.  With the fashion for colour blocking or monochrome clothing, it is reassuring to have a product that enables you to wash the garment without worrying that you'll ruin it.   *Care still needs to be taken when doing laundry (see the Precautions list below).

Colour Catcher is available in three sizes 12, 24 and 40 sheet packs priced at £2.89, £3.65 and £4.99 RRP respectively.  Available at Tesco, Asda, Wilkinson, Sainsbury's and Waitrose.  


*Precautions:

  • Certain fabrics are more susceptible to colour runs; red or dark coloured fabrics and cotton garments. To ensure maximum effectiveness for items with poor colour fastness use 2 or 3 sheets
  • New coloured garments should be washed separately for at least the first 5 or 6 washes whilst certain large dark coloured items, such as jeans and towels, should always be washed separately
  • Effectiveness cannot be guaranteed where large quantities of dye run from non-colourfast garments
  • Reasonable care should be taken if mixing colours with whites
  • Always follow the washing machine manufacturer’s instructions

2 comments:

  1. Ive been using these for about 4 years now and they are brilliant. I can chuck all our pinks and whites in together and nothing ever goes pink that shouldn't!! Even the stray black sock doesn't cause a problem x

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  2. I have to say the colour catchers from Dylon sound brilliant. I once inadvertantly put a pure white t-shirt of Dad's into a wash with a pink top and the t-shirt came out a beautiful dusty pink - not quite the colour for my macho husband to wear.

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