I recently had the opportunity to test out the SmartKlean Laundry Ball – a neat little gadget for those who are looking for alternative laundry cleaners. I was particularly interested in trying out this laundry ball as I have sensitive skin and am allergic to some laundry detergents.
What is the SmartKlean Laundry Ball?
According to SmartKlean, their laundry ball’s natural cleaning power lies within its contents: four types of ceramic beads and a magnetic center, each playing a role on the molecular level. The outer shell also physically agitates and cleans clothing. The combination of all these elements and their functions ensure a powerful wash by lifting away dirt, odors and germs.
Simply place the load together with the laundry ball in the washing machine and start wash. Reusable for 365 loads. For more information, visit the SmartKlean Canada website.
I tested the laundry ball out on my clothes and on my son’s clothes in two separate loads. I also did a load of towels and bathing suits after we came home from a visit to the pool.
1. I thought the laundry ball worked well for my clothes which were lightly worn and didn’t have any stains on them.
2. My son’s clothes which were dirty and stained did not fare as well. My contact at SmartKlean recommended using a good stain remover with the laundry ball for these kind of problems but I found that regular detergent (perfume and dye free) and some stain remover worked better for his clothes.
3. Finally, I washed the towels and bathing suits which smelled strongly of chlorine after a visit to the pool. The towels came out fresh and clean with no chlorine smell after using the SmartKlean laundry ball. However, I was disappointed that the bathing suits still smelled of chlorine so I rewashed them with regular detergent thinking that would get rid of the chlorine smell – but it didn’t. Those bathing suits weren’t gonna smell any better no matter what you washed them with!
Overall, I was pretty happy with the SmartKlean ball and will use it to do some of our laundry loads in the future.
I am giving away a SmartKlean Laundry Ball to a lucky The Write Mama reader. To enter, leave a comment below on why you would like to try out the SmartKlean ball. Contest closes on Sunday, November 24. The winner of the SmartKlean Laundry Ball is Sunshine Hanan. Congratulations!