What's this? Overall score based on cool, hard-water washing performance of cotton swatches heavily soiled with blood, mud, chocolate ice cream, grass, red wine, ring around the collar, and tea. Displayed scores are rounded; products are listed in order of precise overall score.
The Gain flings! is part of the laundry detergent
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, laundry detergent
models like the flings! are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Detergent type this includes: Liquid, Powder, Sheets and Devices which are detergent-less washing systems.
Cool water cleanability:
This is the washing performance of the detergent in cool water (75 deg F).
Grass - Very good at removing:
This indicates that the detergent is very good at removing Grass stains.
About This Brand
Gain, which is owned by Proctor & Gamble, holds a market share of 7 percent. New Ultra Gain 2X Concentrated is available in conventional and high efficiency, and a variety of scents and ingredients for specific uses.
Features & Specs - Gain flings!
FBA/Brighteners Fluorescent Brightening Agent/Brighteners - No indicates that a detergent has little to none of this colorless dye that makes whites look whiter. Yes indicates that the product is has Fluorescent Brightening Agents in it. Some products have a slight amount, this too is noted.
HE and conventional Yes indicates that a detergent can be used in both HE and conventional washer types.
No indicates that it can be used only in the category washer type.
I love the convenience of these, that was the draw to purchase them. At first all seems well BUT as of late, I find they are possible staining my clothes! I have yet to rewash them btut will be curious to find out. One Columbia jacket I have had purple/blue 'goo' dried all into it. Not happy.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Easy To Use
I love Gain products and decided to try this product because I had a $1 off coupon. The flings smell good and are easy to use, but I was quite disappointed with its performance. The first time I used Gain flings, I used one fling for a small load (as directed). It never made any lather. It turned the water a milky color, but produced no suds. I had to rewash my clothes with my regular detergent in order to get them clean. I tried the product a second time, this time using two flings, only to have the same results. Guess I won't be using these again.