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Laundry detergents

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
  • 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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3.0
Pods seem to be causing purple staining
9/22/2014
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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.
 
1.0
Pods stain whites
7/26/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Stains Whites With Purple
Best Uses
Comment:
I've been wondering for months why my whites were beginning to get a purplish tint to them. All have been on my underwear so it didn't bother me. However, I just washed a NEW polo shirt and it's ruined. I went online and found the post from Consumer Reports. Reportedly, the culprit is not putting the pods in the washer first...but I do, and have always done so.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Liquid Tide is doing the same thing!!!
7/22/2014
Pros
None
Cons
Purple Stain On Whites
Best Uses
Laundry Room
Comment:
I purchased Liquid Tide Total Clean for HE Washer. Normally use Tide with bleach (liquid). So its not just the pods that are turning Whites Purple. I've ruined several pieces of white clothing do this product.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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