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Answers to all your frequently asked questions below!


What do the symbols on the dosage grid mean? What is a dosage grid?

With the dosage table on each Persil package, you can easily read the required dosage quantity for the respective laundry items.

The dosage quantity depends on how soiled the laundry is (presented in the columns). The dosage information for all types of Persil always refers to a machine load of 4.5 kg of laundry.

How do I know the dosage is correct?

Each Persil package contains a concrete dosage recommendation. The optimum detergent quantity depends on the quantity of laundry in the machine, how soiled it is etc. If, due to extremely soiled laundry, a pre-wash seems necessary, select the lowest quantity recommended in the dosage recommendation.

You protect the environment, save money and avoid deposits on the equipment and textiles only if you use the right dosage of detergent.

What do the degrees of soiling mean in the dosage table?

Slightly soiled:

No soiling or stains* are visible. Some pieces of clothing have absorbed body odour. Examples: Light summer and sports clothing (worn a few hours), t-shirts, shirts, blouses (worn up to 1 day), guest bed linen and hand towels (used 1 day).

Normally soiled:

Soiling visible and/or a few light stains* are visible. Examples: t-shirts, shirts, blouses (sweaty or worn numerous times), underwear (worn 1 day), hand towels, bed linens (used up to 1 week), curtains without nicotine soiling (up to ½ year use).

Badly soiled:

Soiling and/or stains* are clearly visible. Examples: dish and kitchen hand towels, cloth serviettes, baby bibs, children's and football clothing (soiled with grass and dirt), tennis clothing (soiled with Kieselrot dioxin), work clothing (such as mechanic's overalls, baker and butcher clothing that can be washed in the household)

Very badly soiled:

Numerous and intensive soiling and/or stains* clearly visible and possibly older, clothing pieces with strong unpleasant odours.

Examples: soiling mentioned above on table linens, cloth serviettes, dish and kitchen hand towels, cleaning rags, mops, baby bibs, children's, sports and football clothing (strongly soiled with mud, soil and grass), work clothing.

* Typical stains

Bleachable: tea, coffee, fruit, vegetable

Containing protein/carbohydrate: blood, egg, milk, starch

Containing fat/oil: skin oils, cooking oil/fats, sauces, mineral oil, waxes

Pigment: soot, earth, sand

Does it make sense to wash badly and slightly soiled laundry together?

It would be better if you did not wash badly soiled and slightly soiled laundry together. Badly soiled laundry generally needs a higher dosage and sometimes a higher wash temperature, while slightly soiled laundry can be washed at 30° C with a smaller dosage.

Is a pre-wash necessary?

As a rule, no. Exceptions: extremely badly soiled textiles, e.g. from the areas of work clothing, outdoor sports, garden and agriculture.

Which detergent can I use for whites, colours, delicates, silk, or wool?

How do I remove a stubborn stain from my textiles?

If very stubborn stains were not removed after the first wash, it's best to pre-treat it before the next wash cycle and then select a higher quantity of detergent.

Alternatively, you can soak the clothing pieces over night in a detergent solution or select the soaking function in the washing machine.

What's to be done for yellow stains that were not removed after the first wash?

These stains are often residual stains containing dyes, for instance from coffee, tea, fruit, vegetables, spices, sauces etc., that were not completely removed during the first wash. These powerful yellow- to orange-coloured stains stay on the textiles after the wash cycle if too little detergent was used.

To remove especially colour-intensive or older stains, most of the time a prior soaking over night in bleach-containing suds is required.

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What is the particular focus of detergents with high skin tolerance?

Detergents with high skin tolerance manage without contents that could trigger allergies.

Can pure white laundry also be achieved with detergents from the Sensitive range?

Yes, sensitive detergents such as Persil Sensitive also achieves pure white laundry.

Are people prone to allergies only able to use unscented detergents?

No, many people prone to allergies can also use a detergent with a skin-allergy-tolerant scent. People prone to allergies who are not able to tolerate even this type of detergent should then turn to special products without any scent.

Can you wash at low temperatures to save energy with Persil Sensitive?

Yes, Persil Sensitive is effective even in cold wash.

Should allergy sufferers on principle use less detergent than is recommended on the packaging of Persil Sensitive?

No, Persil Sensitive should always be measured according to the water hardness and the laundry's degree of soiling.

Can coloured clothing also be washed with Persil Sensitive?

Yes, Persil Sensitive can be used to wash coloured clothing.

Why is a sensitive detergent good for sensitive skin?

Because it is especially skin tolerant.

Is Persil Sensitive only available for purchase in a few shopping locations?

No, Persil Sensitive is available for purchase in numerous shopping locations such as grocery stores and supermarkets.

Which detergent should people with sensitive skin or neurodermatitis use?

Sensitive detergent such as Persil Sensitive, which is dermatologically tested and displays a high skin tolerance.

How do you wash children's or baby clothing?

Sort the laundry according to white, light and dark colours. White laundry should be washed separately. Wash the laundry in a boil/coloured wash program with Persil Sensitive. Note the degree of the laundry's soiling for the dosage of detergent. The Persil stain advisor helps with especially stubborn stains.

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