Persil/Ver Nel vs. MieleCare
Hello all. I am a laundry addict as well. Here is my dilemma...
We have a water softener. Therefore, I assume I should be using the lower dosages of powdered or megaperl detergents. I have an LG frontloader, 3.6 cubic ft. I almost always wash full loads.
Approx. a month ago I made the switch back to my old fave Persil and also tried out the Mielecare detergents. I generally wash most color loads in warm (big family, not enough time to separate into more precise loads) and whites, undergarments and sheets in hot. Of course, the rare delicates in cold.
I am having a rough time deciding what is working "best". Sounds silly, but I think perhaps I'm under or even overdosing. Neither product line is doing that great a job. Not poor by any means, but rather neither is wowing me! My products (we have small kids and a baby):
Persil Megaperls Sensitiv (whites)
Mielecare Sensitive powder (whites)
Persil Megaperls Color
MieleCare Color powder
VerNel Sensitiv Softener
Any suggestions? So far, my experience has been that the Persil megaperls color seemed to fade my colors. Neither line has been great with stains but both seem equal with whitening. Mielecare seems like it may have a bit more softness after washing without softener. I rarely use softener except on towels and blankets. The products are comparable except for scent. Think I'm partial to VerNel, which seemed a bit lighter in scent and residue. Any suggestions on detergent and softener dosage? Oh, or a good stain remover for food stains? Or just experience with these products you'd like to share? Driving me nuts! Thank you!