Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Robby Wash Laundry Ball by Orsani [CLOSED]

Laundry is a household chore no one can escape, unless you can afford to hire a housekeeper that is. My husband and I have tried several different products that are meant to streamline the process of doing laundry. The most recent product we've tried is the Robby Wash laundry ball by Orsani.

Having used liquid detergent almost exclusively for the past decade, both my husband and I were skeptical about how well the Robby Wash would work on our family's clothing and linens. I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised, not to mention that we did not miss the mess of pouring and measuring liquid detergent.

The Robby Wash, which comes in two varieties (one for cold and warm water and another one for hot), contains refillable macro-molecules which dissolve dirt and stains.

The kit comes with one filled reusable laundry ball, 3 packets of additional macro-molecules, and a stain stick. After two washes with the fuchsia Robby Wash in cold water, we realized that the rate at which the macro-molecules dissolve is extremely gradual. There was no noticeable difference in the size of the pellets between zero washes and after two washes. This eliminated whatever doubts we had that each Robby Wash kit actually launders approximately 120 loads (although extra-large capacity washers are recommended to use two laundry balls in each wash).

So . . . how did it work? Our clothes appeared to come out of the wash just as clean as it would with our regular liquid detergent. With the aid of the stain stick, we were able to get grass stains out of our daughter's jeans using the Robby Wash in cold water. We left one spot untreated with the stain stick and, although the stain is lighter, we can still see the grass stain. So the stain stick really made a huge difference for us.

One thing I was concerned about was how strongly scented the actual laundry ball was. Would our laundry have an overwhelming scent? It actually did not. Our laundry did come out scented, but it was a light clean scent. For someone like me, who is accustomed to using fragrance-free detergent, to like the scent is saying quite a bit. The Robby Wash is also hypoallergenic, which eases my mind about any irritants on my children's sensitive skin.

You can order both the blue (hot water) and the fuchsia (cold/warm water) Robby Wash Kits, as well as the refills right on Orsani.com . Each kit retails for $32.95, which is a great price for a whole year's worth of clean laundry. That breaks down to just $2.75 per month.


Thank you to Orsani for sending us a sample of both kits free of charge to base this review upon and for providing another Robby Wash for our contest prize.


What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one Robby Wash Kit (winner's choice of blue or fuchsia).


Limitations:

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.



How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me approximately how much money you spend on laundry detergent over the course of one year. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.


Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Orsani.com
. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.
Good luck in the drawing!