Tide Pods laundry detergent

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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.

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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Tide pods ruined our laundry
Melted Globs In Dryer
Melted Globs On Clothes
Melted Globs Stuff To Dry
Ruined Laundry
Best Uses
Used in Cr top rated Sears HE Front Loader Washer/Dryer. 1 per load 7 loads of laundry. No load over crowded. Didn't recognize until the last 3 items of a queen navy blue blanket and 2 pillow cases that had noticeable melted globs of glue on them out of dryer. I examined other baskets of clothing that I hadn't folded.all had at least 1 piece of clothing with a glob melted on it. My dryer had several globs melted on the drum. This is definitely a quality control issue
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Not good in cold water
Easy To Use
Leaves residue on clothes
Best Uses
These pods are so handy. The cleaning power is good, although I still find some stains that are left. My big complaint: I started finding residue on my dark colored clothes - white sticky smears that were very hard to remove. They appeared on the clothes that I washed in cold water. So, now I am disolving the packet while the washer is adding water, and throw away the outer skin. This is a nuisance. I will go back to liquid Tide.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
works great.
Easy To Use
Gets Stains Out
Great Scent
Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
Simple Instructions
Best Uses
Laundry Room
i have been using tide pods in my bran new whirlpool He top loader for over 6 months with no issue. i clean my washer with tide washer cleaner once a month. if you put the pod in the correct spot and use it correctly you wont have problems like these other complaints
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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