Our family needs to use laundry detergents that do not have perfumes or dyes added to them. ALL Small & Mighty is free of perfumes and dyes, which immediately got my attention.
The bottle for ALL Small & Mighty is smaller than what I’m used to. ALL says that the laundry detergent is concentrated three times that of normal detergents. Would a concentrated laundry detergent work as well as others? Could I really clean 64 loads of dirty clothes with this one bottle? I was hooked and tried it.
ALL Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent: Number of loads
Our washer is a normal size. It’s not extra capacity and I don’t like to overfill it. The instructions said to use half a cup. I tried to use half a capful of detergent for each load, but it was hard! The bottle proclaims “64 loads!” I don’t know the exact number of loads I did, but it wasn’t 64.
Picture this. I’m standing over my washer, which is in a closet-type are so it’s dim and not very bright. You have to hold the bottle at its neck, so you’re holding right near the top where you’re pouring from, and GUSH! All this liquid comes rolling out and into a tiny little cup. Sometimes it ran over their little measuring cup and right into the washing machine.
I tried to count the number of loads, but I gave up. I didn’t make it anywhere near 64. I kept overfilling the darned cup!
ALL Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent: Packaging
I didn’t like the design of the bottle. It was bottom-heavy, so holding the smaller neck and pouring a clear liquid into the little cup was, well, difficult for me. The only light fixture in the laundry room is behind me when I’m adding the detergent to the washer.
I prefer a bottle with an actual handle that I can grasp for pouring. When my hands were wet, I almost dropped it a few times.
ALL Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent: Cleaning
I was happy with the laundering job that ALL Small & Mighty did. I pretreated any stains with my usual stain removal product, and didn’t have any tough stains during the time I used this detergent.
ALL Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent: Manufacturer recommendations
The bottle proclaims to be “#1 recommended by Dermatologists & Allergists.” I’m not sure which dermatologists or allergists recommended their product, but I can tell you that we have extremely sensitive skin. We were able to use this detergent without having any skin or allergy problems.
ALL Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent: Overall rating
I paid $8.99 for the 64 ounce bottle at my local grocery store. It cleaned well, but I found the packaging cumbersome and would have preferred a bottle with a handle. I had problems pouring such a little amount without a lot of bright light. ALL Small & Mighty costs a few dollars more than my normal laundry detergent (on sale, with coupons), which I’m going back to using.
Overall, I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars.