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.
Approximate retail price:
Summary:Kirkland Signature cost $0.14 per regular wash load
About - Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean Pacs (Costco)
The Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean Pacs (Costco) is part of the laundry detergent
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, laundry detergent
models like the Ultra Clean Pacs (Costco) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Detergent type this includes: Liquid, Powder, Pods or packs, and 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).
Warm water cleanability:
This is the washing performance of the detergent in warm water (90 deg. F). A score of "0" indicates that the product was not tested in warm water.
Features & Specs - Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean Pacs (Costco)
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 have used these pods for a couple years, have a front loading machine and have only good things to say about the product. It works on cold, warm loads and everything I wash comes out looking great. Note, I do tend to wash large loads and haven't noticed a strong scent after washing. I also have excema and have to be careful what kind of products I buy for anything that touches my skin. I haven't had any problems at all with this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Chicago IL
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Pods? Never again!
I wanted to try these new-fangled pod thingies so I bought these based on CR's reviews. BIG mistake. Had a couple that never fully dissolved and left permanent blue stains on white towels. Hated the heavy scent and they really didn't clean well in my top-load machine. But the worst problem was that one of the pods leaked in the container and ruined half of them. I had to toss the rest- what a waste of money. Costco never responded to my email, either.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Goodyear, AZ
These pacs work great!
Easy To Use
Gets Stains Out
My wife and I have used these for the past year and never had a problem. We have a conventional top loading machine, use all temps of water. We always add 1 or 2 pods to the bottom of the washer first then immediately add the dirty clothes on top. Our water is softened as we live in AZ so that may help with the dissolving of the pods. I would say 95% of the time 1 pod is all that is necessary to get a full load clean. Highly recommend.