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Cove Liquid Laundry Detergent Top loader review

Top loader washing machine type. Natures Organics company. Priced at $19.95.

CHOICE Expert Rating

45%

What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Best buy View more details.
There are some laundry detergents that offer great value for money, however, don't quite meet the criteria to be recommended. These products become our Best Buys. For front loaders a laundry detergent must score at least 70% overall and cost under 30 cents per wash. For top loaders a laundry detergent must score at least 60% overall and cost under 30 cents per wash.
No
Recommended View more details.

We recommend laundry detergents in front loaders that achieve at least an 80% overall rating, while top loader detergents must get at least 60% to be recommended. Top loaders typically don't wash as well as front loaders, hence the decreased criteria.

No
CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall dirt removal score is made up of general detergency (35%), natural oils – sebum/perspiration (20%), grass/mud (15%), olive oil (7%), make-up (6%), chocolate ice cream (6%), baby food (5%) and aged blood (6%). All products are tested in cold water (20C).

45%
General detergency View more details.

General detergency is a measure of how well the detergent keeps soils suspended in the wash water and prevents them from being redeposited on your clothes. It's also a measure of how effective enzymes are at removing protein-based stains; and how effectively a detergent removes oil. Differences of eight percent or more in general detergency and soil removal are visible to the human eye.

43%
Perspiration View more details.

A measure of how well a detergent removes perspiration stains from your clothes. Differences of eight percentage points or more are visible to the human eye.

43%
Grass / Mud View more details.

Differences of less than one percentage point are visible to the human eye.

59%
Olive oil View more details.

Differences of eight percentage points or more are visible to the human eye.

50%
Makeup View more details.

A visible difference to dirt removal from the fluid make-up swatch is hard to pick due to uneven soil removal.

53%
Chocolate ice cream View more details.

Differences of less than one percentage point are visible to the human eye.

48%
Baby food View more details.

Differences of less than one percentage point are visible to the human eye.

51%
Blood View more details.

Differences of seven percentage points or more are visible to the human eye.

10%
Price View more details.

This is the price we paid for the pack size tested. The cost per wash is based on this price, so if you can find it cheaper, your cost per wash will be cheaper as well.

$19.95
Cost per wash View more details.

This is calculated based on the price we paid, the pack size we used, and the dose we measured based on the manufacturers directions, not the claimed number of doses per pack. If you can find a product cheaper in store, or a more economical pack size your cost per wash will reduce accordingly.

$0.67
Year Tested View more details.

We test multiple times a year sometimes, so we include the year tested to find the latest results.

2021
Company View more details.

Company that owns the brand name.

Natures Organics
Washes per pack View more details.

Using the pack size tested, and based on the measured dose.

30
Pack size (g or mL) View more details.

This is the pack size of the products we purchased and tested.

450
Origin View more details.

Where the product is made, according to the packaging.

Australia
Website
cove.cleaning
Sensitive claim View more details.

A 'Yes' indicates the product claims to be 'sensitive' on the pack.

No
Shop Ethical Rating View more details.

Shop Ethical use formulas based on third party independent ratings to derive an Ethical rating for each company (not product) ranging from A for the best to F for the worst. NA means there's no information for that company. For more information, visit Shop Ethical.

B
Safe for septics claim View more details.

A 'Yes' indicates the detergent is claimed to be safe for septic tanks if used as directed. The claim is usually based on the detergent having no chlorine bleach or phosphates. While detergents generally don't have much of an effect on the septic tank's treatment capabilities, a high sodium load can cause problems with the soil over time as it's released into the subsoil trenches.

No
Low to no phosphate claim View more details.

Phosphates help soften the water and keep extracted dirt in suspension. But high levels of phosphorus can lead to excessive growth of blue-green algae in inland waterways.

No
Enzymes claim View more details.

Enzymes target protein, starch or biological-based stains such as grass or blood. Different enzymes target different stains. Enzymes are known to cause irritation, so should be avoided by people with sensitive skin.

Yes
Optical brighteners claim View more details.

Optical brighteners coat the fabric with fluorescers that absorb ultraviolet light and re-emit it as blue light, making the clothes look whiter and brighter even though they don't actually remove any dirt. They help minimise greying of whites. Products with brighteners are best avoided by people with sensitive skin.

No

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