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Laundry detergents

Tide Pods
 
Approximate retail price:
$0.22
Summary: Tide cost $0.22 per regular wash load
  • Detergent form is a Pods/packs
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Community icon47 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Laundry detergent for HE and standard washers (tested in HE machines)
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
Pods seem to be causing purple staining
9/22/2014
Pros
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.
The Tide Pods is part of the Laundry detergents test program at Consumer Reports. The Tide Pods Laundry detergents features and specs include FBA/Brighteners, HE and conventional. In our lab tests, Laundry detergents models like the Tide Pods are reviewed on Overall score, Type, Warm water cleanability, Blood - Very good at removing, Cool water cleanability, Dust Sebum - Very good at removing, Grass - Very good at removing. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Tide Pods based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Tide Pods include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Tide Pods.
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