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|03-23-2012 10:58 PM|
|joerocket||i see 23.99 instead of 11.99.|
|03-21-2012 08:45 PM|
I want to buy this but I wash my clothes in cold water...hmmmm
How's this compared to Gain? (the one I regularly use)
|03-21-2012 06:58 PM|
Cleaning surfactant, enzyme stain removers, water softener, washer prtection agents, fabric brightener, Soil suspending agent, color protection ingredient and perfume.
This detergent contains no phosphates other than trace or incidental amounts.
Having said that... it sure is a low amount of perfume.
As for sensitivity to skin, I never experienced that BUT the box reads:
"Caution: avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes"
but I think that's standard.
|03-21-2012 06:55 PM|
Glad it works for you. It does say HE on the box.
I was remembering the Consumer Report evaluation but I can't find it so I retract my earlier statement.
I use this stuff all the time on my regular washer and it does a good job.
|03-21-2012 01:44 PM|
|03-21-2012 05:51 AM|
With my top loader, I usually like to add the powder while the tub is being filled with water, swirl the water a few times afterwards to make it dissolve faster, then add the clothes as the tub is still getting filled. No residue on the clothes for me. But even the few times which I added the powder after the clothes, I didn't get any residue either. BTW, my municipal water is not hard.
I always use cold water and sometimes soak the clothes for 30 to 60 minutes before running the washer (because Consumer Reports did a test and said it helped with cleaning ).
I've noticed weird thing about the Arm & Hammer powder scoop I'm using right now. The measurement mark on the scoop for light load is like 3/16" from the bottom, for medium load barely 1/2" but for heavy load it's 1.5". I usually add 3/4" plus 2 squirts from the Tide Liquid bottle for some satisfying foam .
|03-19-2012 06:46 PM|
So anyone with any reply to the above question as I too only use 'free & clear' detergents, I don't like any scents at all, I don't need to smell like a flower.
|03-19-2012 02:32 PM|
|sichejo||Been using this stuff for at least 6 years in my Sears HE front loader washer. I dump it on top of the clothes before the water starts, I have never seen it clump. I bought the washer, and then shortly after that I saw the deal on SD for the detergent. I don't think about using anything else. I still probably have a few more boxes left. I picked up one today at 21244. The in-store price is also $11.99.|
|03-19-2012 02:26 PM|
|SuMtOnE||ordered the same one last time. i still have the first detergent from Costco. been almost a year now =P|
|03-19-2012 02:11 PM|
I don't know how accurate it is to claim that this is a "warm water detergent" and should therefore not be expected to dissolve or perform well in cold water. According to the instructions on the box it should do just fine in cold water, otherwise they wouldn't tell you to use this detergent with cold water for dark cloths. They even tell you in the product description online in all bold letters that this stuff cleans in all water temperatures.
I found that it dissolves better in cold water if you sprinkle it over the water once the machine has filled up (top loader). It takes a bit to dissolve and sometimes clumps up first but I never found any residue or clumps on the cloths once the wash has finished. I also never had a problem with cloths not getting cleaned properly regardless of what temperature I wash them in.
Overall I am very satisfied with the value of the product and will continue to use it. Those who wash primarily in cold water might consider getting a liquid detergent instead though.
|03-19-2012 01:43 PM|
I can read instructions and I am not adding too much (also front load HE). Plus I tried it in the manual wash and I tried to make sure detergent was solved before adding clothes but I still could feel some granules. I also tried in really hot water (which is not good for enzymes for sure) and also part of the detergent was insoluble . My guess it that some components of this detergent participate in the water I have here. Maybe it's not just hard water that is bad for this detergent, but exact salts composition, I don't know.
Anyway, I used less then half of the box so far and I have no idea how to use the rest. I never had this problem with any other detergent. Good thing I bought only one box.
|03-19-2012 01:16 PM|
Try washing your dishes in cold water, and you will get the same result, solidification of the fats, and gelling of the dish detergent, which makes it impossible for the detergent to emusify the fats.
|03-19-2012 01:07 PM|
|03-19-2012 12:33 PM|
How much are you using? I believe the instructions are to use one measuring cup for regular washers, and half a measuring cup for HE washers.
Are you dumping half a box in there?
You only need a small amount to get clothes clean.
Are you using it with cold water?
If so, you need to purchase "cold water" detergent, since "warm water" detergents don't work well in cold water.
|03-19-2012 11:33 AM|
Are you adding too much ? We have hard water and I add 1 scoop. Front loader HE.
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