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Tide Pods laundry detergent

 
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
Doesn't dissolve, strong scent
4/10/2015
Pros
Easy To Use
Looks Delicious
Cons
Leaves Streaks On Clothes
Strong/Bad Scent
Best Uses
Laundry Room
Comment:
I've only had one bad experience with a Tide product; that was Tide XK back in about 1970. Aside from that, it has always been a top-rate product.<br /><br />These pods leave streaks on clothing, and their scent level is much too strong. If I wear a shirt washed with these, I smell like I was mugged by an Avon lady.<br /><br />I had to re-wash the clothes to get the streaks out. This was with a load of clothes, and with a load of towels. Both were washed in a top-load LG HE machine that got a very good rating from CU. I have not encountered a problem with other pods, powders, or liquids.<br /><br />I've gone back to Wisk pods for the time being. I use pods because at my age I am getting a bit clumsy and they are easy to handle.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Tide pods ruined our laundry
2/28/2015
Pros
Cons
Melted Globs In Dryer
Melted Globs On Clothes
Melted Globs Stuff To Dry
Ruined Laundry
Best Uses
NONE
Comment:
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.
 
4.0
Not good in cold water
2/18/2015
Pros
Easy To Use
Effective
Cons
Leaves residue on clothes
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
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