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Tide Pods
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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.

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
info Scents Ocean Mist, Spring Meadow, Mystic Forest
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User Reviews - Tide Pods
User Reviews
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This is the worst product ever
Not Applicable
Does Not Desolve Sticks
Ruins Clothing
Sticks To Clothing
Best Uses
Don't Use Anywhere
I am truly disappointed in Tide. Two articles of of my clothing have been ruined. Very rarely does the pod dissolve completely. I have to soak or rewash articles of clothing in very hot water in order to dissolve the chunky sticky residue the pods leave on the clothing or bedding.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Stains your clothes
Leaves Purple Stain
Best Uses
Don't use these pods! First of all the plastic was found stuck to my clothes, and also stained my sheets purple.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Works great for all washers!
Great Value Per Load
Measured Out
Best Uses
Front Washers
Top Loaders
I always had a top loader washer and and always used Tide my mother and grandmother over 40 years swear by Tide.Then the Pods came out, thought well I will give it a try.So glad I did no more measuring!!!That was good and when it came to 72 washers for about the same cost even better!!Now my washer quit had to buy new one so I thought I would try a Front Loader well it take me couple day to get use to a washer with a brain but I love it!So I learn I could use my TIde Pods I put my clothes in throw my Tide Pod in back of washer and the magic begun!My clothes came out Great and cleaner!!!I I Don't work for Tide but love it!!<br />I'm trying to thing of a con on the pod but Sorry can't think of a one!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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