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Laundry detergents

Tide Pods
 
Approximate retail price:
$0.22
Summary: Tide cost $0.22 per regular wash load
  • Detergent form is a Pods/packs
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Type: Laundry detergent for HE and standard washers (tested in HE machines)
About - Tide Pods

The Tide Pods is part of the laundry detergent test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, laundry detergent models like the Pods are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Type:
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.
About This Brand

Tide is the leading brand in liquid laundry detergent with a 28 percent share. In 2007 Proctor & Gamble introduced a full replacement of its liquid laundry detergent lineup, which includes Tide and Gain. The new 2X concentrated formulation provides the same number of loads in a more compact bottle. Tide also makes a wide variety of different detergents for specific uses: HE, Coldwater, Totalcare, Tide With a Touch of Downy, and Tide Ultra with Dawn Stainscrubbers are just a few formulas.

Features & Specs - Tide Pods
info FBA/Brighteners Yes
info HE and conventional Yes
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User Reviews - Tide Pods
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1.0
Do NOT be fooled into buying these
11/12/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Expensive
Hard to Clean
Weak Function
Best Uses
Comment:
I used to use tide pods at the guest house I ran and it cleaned our linens and towels fantastically until one day we noticed blue stains on some of the towels. I then started using these for my home and since then tide pods have ruined 5 different work tops. How can a little laundry detergent pod end up costing me so much money with all of the things they've ruined. Do not waste your time. Yes, they're easy to use but it isn't worth it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Tide Pods do not dissolve
10/29/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Gets Stains Out
Cons
Do Not Dissolve
Best Uses
Laundry Room
Comment:
I have been using Tide Pods for several years now. I never had any problems until the last package that I purchased. The pods started to leave a sticky gooey mess on my laundry. I contacted P&G to complain. Then I started reading the reviews and noticed that this has become a problem in the last 1/2 year or so. I have a feeling that P&G changed the encasement of the pods but unfortunately, it is a big FAIL. Change it back please. I will not be purchasing any more pods until I read reviews that things have changed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Pods seem to be causing purple staining
9/22/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have wondered if the colors in the pods were leaving purple stains, sometimes randomly in light/ white shirts, but seemed to be most obvious in underarm area. I have never noticed purple stains before and have been using the same deodorant for YEARS, and have usually used Tide products, powders or HE liquids prior to the pods. I have never noticed the purple stains before I started using pods. I usually use an extra rinse when washing. I don't sweat purple, and my shirts underarms aren't purple when I am wearing the clothes, it seems to be after washing. Pods are convenient, and I love them, and I will try putting the pods in first into the washer as I have seen in other posts.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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