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Old 05-19-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

I just have to post this rave... I've heard Allen's Naturally suggested time and time again, but I kept telling myself I could make do with regular detergent. Over time, though, my front-loader has probably led to some build-up issues that I've been battling for months. I broke down and bought some Allen's stright from them (1 qt, came to $18 with shipping ). For a front-loader, I only need to use 1/2T, so it should last for more than 100 washes (I think?) Anyway, I've only used it twice, but I'm so pleased to find there's no smell to my dipes, and they finally feel clean! Woohoo!

If you're struggling with detergent problems, I'd highly suggest breaking down and getting some. I'll probably save on water since I won't need to strip with 5 hot washes once a week!! Well worth it!
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

I did it. Just ordered 12 Fuzzi Bunz, a MOE hanging pail, and 2 qts of Allen's. My first BIG Fluffy purchase!
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

Is that 1/2 Tbsp?
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:32 PM   #4
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

I think I'm going to get some, too. All the sites recommend it and I don't want to deal with build up issues later because I know I'll get lazy and just give up if we run into problems

You ordered directly from their site?
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:59 PM   #5
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

That's what I use and I have never had any problems. I just use half of the scoop that came in the box with it.
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:03 PM   #6
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

Yep - the site says that normal washers only need 1oz, but front-loaders need 1/4 the amount, which converts to 1/2 Tablespoon. And I just double checked their site - the quart is 32 loads for a normal washer, which is equal to 128 for a front-loader, if I'm doing my math right.

Here's the link to their site, and the quart size: https://host382.ipowerweb.com/~allensna/osCommerce/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=29&osCsid=4fe861a36b1 edbce56c1a21e7558f53e
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

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That's what I use and I have never had any problems. I just use half of the scoop that came in the box with it.
Mine didn't come with a scoop?! Maybe its buried somewhere in the middle? I dunno....I've just been using one of those little measuring cups you get with cough syrup.
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Re: Cheers for Allen's Naturally!

Allen's is great!
I'm still on my first quart of that stuff; it lasts a looooong time. (had mine since last August, I believe) My only complaint (and I have the liquid) is that the bottle seems poorly designed and gets very drippy/messy.
I can't complain about its performance in the wash, though.
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