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Best Laundry detergents

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Laundry detergents

Best Laundry detergents

We tested 56 laundry detergents to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Laundry detergent based on the following criteria:

  • Blood - Very good at removing
  • Dust Sebum - Very good at removing
  • Grass - Very good at removing
  • Cool water cleanability
  • Type
  • Warm water cleanability

Below lists the Laundry detergents that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Laundry detergent is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Laundry detergents

Best Laundry detergent for Blood - Very good at removing

This indicates that the detergent is very good at removing Blood stains.


This Laundry detergent which tested best for Blood - Very good at removing has the following features: FBA/Brighteners and Scents.

Best Laundry detergent for Dust Sebum - Very good at removing

This indicates that the detergent is very good at removing Dust/Sebum stains that are commonly called "ring around the collar".


This Laundry detergent which tested best for Dust Sebum - Very good at removing has the following features: FBA/Brighteners, HE and conventional and Scents.

Best Laundry detergent for Grass - Very good at removing

This indicates that the detergent is very good at removing Grass stains.


This Laundry detergent which tested best for Grass - Very good at removing has the following features: FBA/Brighteners, HE and conventional and Scents.

Best Laundry detergent for Cool water cleanability

This is the washing performance of the detergent in cool water (75 deg F).


This Laundry detergent which tested best for Cool water cleanability has the following features: FBA/Brighteners and Scents.

Best Laundry detergent for Type

Detergent type this includes: Liquid, Powder, Pods or packs, and Sheets and Devices which are detergent-less washing systems.


This Laundry detergent which tested best for Type has the following features: FBA/Brighteners and Scents.

Best Laundry detergent for 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.


This Laundry detergent which tested best for Warm water cleanability has the following features: FBA/Brighteners and Scents.