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Tide Pods
 
Approximate retail price:
$0.22
Summary: Tide was very good in cool water cleanability and was very good for cleanability in warm water and cost $0.22 per regular wash load
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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).
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
info Scents Ocean Mist, Spring Meadow, Mystic Forest
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User Reviews - Tide Pods
User Reviews
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5.0
Better than the rest
4/13/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I really like these and feel they outperform anything I've used--powder or liquid. I have had no problems with streaking, purpling whites, or anything else. I toss them in first, and even sometimes last, and still no problems. I sometimes have trouble seeing the line on the cap, and am unsure if the load is large or medium, so this solves that problem. They're not too expensive, either. I think they're so cool looking that I wish those of us without children could buy them in clear packaging. They get out stains that liquids do not, and involve less pre-treating. They also seem to brighten colors, which is amazing, as I can't see how they could do that. The scents are so slight to my sensitive nose that I can hardly discern one from another, and appreciate the low dose of perfume. I heartily recommend these!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Offshore Oil Field Worker
3/23/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Effective
Great Scent
Cons
Expensive
Best Uses
Laundry Room
Comment:
I use these at work for my work clothes that are usually covered in diesel fuel, oil, paint, and mud. They get my clothes clean, (most of the stains don't come out with these pods or any other detergent but the residue is done) they smell nice, and it's easy to use and travel with (don't have to worry about it spilling in my bag like I did with liquid detergent). My wife also uses them at home and we have not had any problems with our clothes being stained, or any allergic problems with our 2 year olds clothes. I recommend buying them in bulk at Sams Club or COSCO to help get the cost per load down.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Left Stains
3/23/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Hard to Clean
Best Uses
Comment:
I've used Tide Pods for about 4 months in a front load HE washer. I was pleased with the performance of the pods until today when they turned a load of whites into a blue/purple streaked mess. I did not notice the stains until the load was dried, now I can't remove the stains. The pod was placed at the bottom of the barrel, as directed, and hot water was used. The pod dissolved but the stains ruined my clothes.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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