What happens if you put the washing capsule in the drum of the washing machine?

Capsules are special “tablets” containing a washing gel. You can use capsules for washing both colored and white linen. They are able to quickly dissolve in water even at a temperature of 30 degrees, after which a concentrated product that effectively fights impurities leaves the container.

Using Laundry Capsules

How to use capsules for washing?

To maximize the washing quality, you need to use the capsules correctly:

  • "Tablets" can not be used for hand washing, as they are intended only for the machine. It is not recommended to open the capsule, as getting the gel on the skin can cause irritation.
  • A standard capsule is designed for about five kilograms of laundry. Manufacturers recommend using two “pills” only for clothes with severe pollution and stubborn stains.
  • It is necessary to put the product on the bottom of the washing machine, and not in the clothes themselves and, moreover, not in the powder compartment.
  • It is important to use the product in the recommended temperature range and put enough laundry in the drum. Otherwise, the shell may not completely dissolve, due to which there will be stains on the clothes.

Laundry Capsules

Pros and Cons of Laundry Capsules Compared to Powder

The gel “bombs” contain active components that penetrate the pollution twice and deeper and eliminate it. Other benefits of using them:

  • the absence of white spots on things, which is especially often when cleaning outerwear with powder;
  • there is no dust, which is almost always formed when the powder falls into its intended compartment;
  • the presence of an air conditioner that gives the clothes softness and leaves a pleasant smell;
  • a gel capsule can be used for ordinary and delicate things, so you do not need to buy different products for each type of laundry;
  • there is no need to measure the exact amount of powder, since one “pill” is enough for the average volume of clothes (4-6 kilograms);
  • the gel is washed well the first time, so you do not need to include an additional rinse.

The disadvantages of capsules include the following:

  • A “pill” cannot be divided into several parts. If things are washed frequently and in small quantities, it is not profitable.
  • The tool is not recommended for manual use.
  • Beautiful packaging and unusual appearance attract children who can try a bright "pill", which will lead to poisoning. Therefore, the product must be stored in a place accessible only to adults.

Tide and Ariel Laundry Capsules


Since capsules are much more expensive than regular powder, it is worth choosing them carefully according to the optimal ratio of quality and price. The average cost of one package is about 300 rubles.

The most popular brands of manufacturers:

  • Tide. There are 23 small “bombs” in the package that remove as much laundry as would take 3.5 kilograms of ordinary powder. They can be used to wash white and colored items. Judging by the reviews, they not only effectively remove stains, but also preserves the color of the fabric and its structure.
  • Persil. Gel tablets consist of two sections. One of them helps to remove stubborn stains, the other preserves the color of the fabric. There are three types of packages: 15, 25 or 30 capsules. The manufacturer also promises to protect the washing machine from scale and limescale.
  • "Gloss". The brand produces the product in the same format as Persil, in the form of a double tablet. It is designed for very dirty things and gives them not only cleanliness, but also a pleasant unobtrusive aroma.
  • Ariel Blue “pills” are for colored items, and green ones are for white. The stain remover, which is part of the gel, effectively copes even with severe pollution, does not spoil the color. Things after washing are soft and easy to iron. Variety "3 in 1" consists of three different color liquids, which are responsible for the cleanliness, color and smell of linen.

So, washing capsules are convenient and economical to use. They are dermatologically safe and can be used to wash children and allergy sufferers. The packaging is ergonomic and takes up minimal space. The lid opens and closes effortlessly, so you don’t need to use a clothespin for clamping, as is the case with a powder bag.

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  1. Lera
    05/26/2019 at 15:51 Reply

    I like to wash with capsules - it's convenient. The truth is expensive.

  2. Lara
    05/27/2019 at 09:26 Reply

    Is the gel capsule rinsed out? I do not agree. Even with additional rinsing and increasing the amount of water, the product remains on the laundry. The smell is persistent, not pleasant. I myself have not used laundry detergents widely in advertising for 10 years. Mom bought tide in capsules, washed her things. But we agreed that there would be no stinks of taida and the like in his house.

    • Duduc Barbedonian
      05/29/2019 at 08:08

      I agree with you completely! Very often, the shell does not dissolve completely and I come to remodel.

  3. Lara
    05/27/2019 at 09:19 Reply

    Smelly, poorly rinsed detergent for tide and its companions.

    • Anna
      06/04/2019 at 13:37

      Tide - Yes, but Ariel is gorgeous !!!!

  4. Elena
    05/27/2019 at 11:19 Reply

    Please tell me only honestly and reasonably! HOW can rinse aid work in these capsules? AS? Is the capsule able to independently determine the time and mode of washing in order to dissolve the rinse aid shell exactly at the time of the last rinse ???
    Or are rinsing conditioners in capsules an artistic whistle for naive customers?

    • Marina.
      06/14/2019 at 10:07

      Each compartment in the capsule dissolves in due time, it responds to water temperature. Darkness! The same principle applies to tablets for dishwashers.

  5. EVE
    05/27/2019 at 14:00 Reply

    There will be one foam, and the result of washing is zero

  6. EVE
    05/27/2019 at 14:47 Reply

    there will be one foam, and the result of washing is zero!

  7. Victoria
    05/27/2019 at 23:41 Reply

    Capsules are worse in all respects than powder. Washed with gel and capsules, and still returned to the powder. Gel for delicate fabrics only. And Capsules are pure advertising scam. As well as the article)))

  8. Tatyana
    05/28/2019 at 14:59 Reply

    Washed with Ariel capsules. Nightmare !!!!! The smell is very strong, does not rinse and does not disappear. The jacket hung on the balcony for a week and still smells. Washing quality is no better than powder.

  9. Victoria
    05/28/2019 at 15:39 Reply

    A terrible remedy for lazy and gullible women! One advertisement and more!
    After washing, a film remains, which does not have time to wash and dissolve (like a piece of gelatin), smell disgusting chemistry! For many years I wash only stork with baby powder and add conditioner if necessary. What is difficult to fill up with powder and pour conditioner ?!

  10. Victoria
    05/30/2019 at 15:23 Reply

    Washed with powder, switched to capsules, the clothes smell good, the apartment is filled with a pleasant smell, you just need to pick up the aroma to your priorities and wash much better than the powder, I don’t know how anyone, I like it.

  11. Oksana
    05/30/2019 at 17:58 Reply

    A disgusting agent, does not wash, does not dissolve completely, stinks .... horror

  12. Gulya
    05/31/2019 at 11:18 Reply

    I don’t agree with the above comments because I use the washing gel myself, I really like to bleach and the smell lasts a lot, especially on bed linen, it’s very nice to me that after using the gel for strikah I have very good results. I am pleased with this washing gel. Thank you to the manufacturers.

  13. Svetlana
    05/31/2019 at 16:54 Reply

    And I liked it, the linen is clean and smells delicious

  14. Lyudmila
    06/02/2019 at 12:36 Reply

    I do not agree with the comments above, the capsules ariel and persil are simply gorgeous, the main thing is not Ukrainian production. White trousers (bottom) and socks are erased with a bang! they even cope with grass on children's jeans! And the closet always has a pleasant and fresh smell. And who "stinks" wash the car from the paddling pool)) do not be offended, I just know such

  15. Tatyana
    06/02/2019 at 22:56 Reply

    on the advice of a friend, I tried capsules and was very pleased, it washes better than powder and the smell does not bother. I advise.

  16. Natalya
    06/11/2019 at 18:53 Reply

    I really like capsules) would be even cheaper)

  17. ANNA
    06/11/2019 at 18:05 Reply

    Like gel-wash, Tide and Ariel capsules did not like, strong smell

  18. Natalya
    06/13/2019 at 06:38 Reply

    When washing children's things, a 7-year-old child was allergic to capsules, although I include an additional rinse, a terrible cough, skin irritation appear, and allergy has never bothered before.

    • Irina
      06/15/2019 at 14:22

      Natalia, I agree with you about the allergy. When I started to wash with capsules, then the child of 2 years had an allergy and I began to suffocate from this “freshness”. Although I wash my baby’s things with baby’s tested powder.

  19. Alexander
    06/16/2019 at 01:04 Reply

    Do I want to gobble it up alone? Periodically.

  20. Kolyanovna
    06/17/2019 at 10:52 Reply

    Disgusting stinky muck.

  21. Nataly
    07/23/2019 at 19:15 Reply

    Expensive. And then the linen smells of chemistry.