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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
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Type: Laundry detergent for HE and standard washers (tested in HE machines)
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
SImply Scary
4/21/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Expensive
Stains Clothes
Weak Function
Best Uses
Comment:
We have used this product in a HE front-load washer. One of the strenths of this washer (highly rated by CR) is that it uses little water. Normal liquid detergents work great in it. The pods, used exactly as directed, do not dissolve sufficiently to clean clothes. Worse, as other reviewers have noted, the partially dissolved pods stain and discolor clothing. <br /><br />Perhaps these would be great in a machine that uses a lot more water, but I can't prove it. We increased the amount of water used by switching from normal to bulky items which increases water consumption on what most would consider normal loads--underwear, shirts, etc. There was no improvement.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Tide Pods unacceptable
4/17/2014
Pros
Not Good
Cons
Weak Function
Best Uses
No Strength
Comment:
I used this product in my top loader washing machine.<br />I got absolutely no suds or bubbles whatsoever. I tried two and<br />three at a time, in your average load. ie: socks, underware, tee shirts,....<br />The water actually was dirty after just a few minutes of agitation.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
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.
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, Scents. 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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