Store-brand detergents keep you just as clean
According to the Korea Consumer Agency on Monday, the price of store-brand detergents developed by retailers was an average of 88 won (8 cents) for 7 kilograms (15 pounds) of laundry. That’s one-third the average of 245 national brands manufactured by consumer product companies. The agency tested seven laundry detergents,
The most expensive was Aekyung’s Spark laundry detergent for cold water, which retails for 16,900 won.
Yet there was barely any difference in performance, particularly between ordinary detergents and those that claim to perform well in cold water.
There were differences when it came to the different types of stains.
Aekyung’s Spark laundry detergent for cold water was relatively better in getting out ground-in stains like blood, milk and ink.
“The study showed that just because detergents are expensive, it doesn’t mean they had stronger power,” an official from the consumer agency said.
BY LEE HO-JEONG [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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