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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Tide Stain Release booster is used with laundry detergent. The pre-measured pacs are great for anyone without a laundry room at home or who appreciates the convenience of having laundry supplies pre-measured.

Ingredients are oxygen-based bleach, sodium carbonate, bleach activator, and enzymes. Oxygen-based bleach turns to hydrogen peroxide and whitens through oxidation. The sodium carbonate is a standard water softener and the activator is included because oxygen bleach requires either hot water or a long time to work without it. Enzymes are proteins that actually break down molecules of fat, protein, or carbohydrates to aid in stain removal. All of these ingredients are common laundry chemicals.

The pacs weigh about 3/4 ounce each so the ingredients are concentrated, although the instructions recommend using two for very dirty or extra large loads. They need to be kept dry because the pouch and the powder dissolve very quickly in water. Don't handle them with even slightly damp hands.

I tested one packet in a triple-load front loader with a normal amount of detergent and cold water just to put it to the test. It was a load of fairly dirty dark clothes but I threw in some whites, mostly dirty tee shirts and old kitchen towels, and light colors, including bath towels, just to see what would happen.

So how well does Tide Stain Release work at getting clothes clean? There was a notable difference in the whites compared to using regular Tide alone. It did not remove old collar stains or underarm stains but did a good job on recent food stains including oily stains and tomato stains.

It also did an excellent job removing odors and the laundry came out of the washing machine smelling vaguely like fruit punch bubble gum. It even removed the set-in, slightly greasy smell from the cotton dish towels. I prefer unscented laundry products but this smell is pleasant and clean if a little too strong in the package.

I would definitely recommend this product to help with organic stains or odors, especially for colored fabrics that can't handle liquid bleach or in areas with hard water. Regular liquid bleach beats oxygen bleach at getting whites white but this stuff does a good job on organic stains and is safe for colors and is better for the environment. Using warm or hot water and allowing the clothes to soak in the water with sufficient detergent and the Tide Stain Release should increase its effectiveness by giving it more time to work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2010
Tide Stain Release contains 18 little packets that you toss into your washer, even safe for HE washers. These packets do a pretty good job on stain removal however, there are a couple of things to remember. Use the correct water temperature for the stain you are trying to get out and, if you have a front loading machine, make sure you get the little packet back into the load of clothes and not on the rim of the washer's basket. If it is not fully into the machine it will not dissolve properly.

The stains come out fairly well, though some things did not totally come out, more of the stain came out than when not using this remover. I think other stain removing boosters work just as well, but the difference here is the convenience of the little packet. Instead of dealing with messy sprays and powders you can just toss in this convenient little packet to boost the cleaning efficiency of your detergent in one clean, neat action. Another thing I noticed is that it was very good at taking out the smells as well as the stains...or at least at masking them.

All in all, I really feel that I liked the product and would use it again. It is a little pricey but any product that is geared toward convenience and less mess is always going to cost a little more than products that take more effort to use.
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on June 23, 2010
I have a son who always takes his shoes off outside so his socks would be pretty dirty and sometimes have grass stains.
I bought this product while walking around the new local hardware store, and I thought I would give it a try.
I am pretty empressed with how well it cleans his socks, and other clothing with food, oils and blood stains. I try not to use bleach because it breaks down the fabric, so this product has helped us keep socks white like they should be.
I think anyone who tries this will be happy with the results. As the other review stated this is for new stains not existing ones.
Our practice is not to use with every load just use it when it is needed.
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on December 21, 2010
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I was hoping these would help clear up some collar stains, and they do to some extent, but not fully. In general, if I have a load of dirty clothes I toss one of these in my HE washer and they come out brighter. For the low additional cost, plus the fact I can reduce the amount of detergent I use when I toss these in, they seem like a good deal. They also smell great and have a nice long lasting scent.

Some people say you can put these in your dishwasher and help clean it, I've yet to try that, but I've seen it in more than one place.
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on February 18, 2012
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For the most part, my laundry does come out cleaner in general. I havent noticed "amazing stain removal" though. The major down about this product is how expensive they are. Tide may want to lower the price bc this isnt the miracle they claim it to be.
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on January 5, 2012
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I love this product and wouldn't use any other stain-removing, in - wash stain remover. I am an avid fan of TIDE, and use the detergent as well (usually liquid form). I just can't believe its power on removing the toughest stains from my family's clothing. Our 8-year-old son over the Christmas holiday had been playing football with his cousins, and got some of the worst grass and mud stains on his jeans! I told everyone I would put my Tide and Tide Stain Release to the test. And, you know what, every bit of it came out. Thanks, Tide, I wouldn't change a thing.
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on September 13, 2011
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Received the product very fast and in perfect shape. The item is as described and has completely met and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely order this again and I'm glad I read all the reviews first. In response to the Negative reviews below, I have not found them to be accurate.
The smell alone of the pacs is enough to make me a believer. The smell is great and the pacs could not be more convenient.
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on September 12, 2011
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The twin pack is two bag of 34pcs each for a total of 68pcs. At 17.84 (subscribe & save price) this is .26 each. Definitely a better price than my grocery store.
I tried them out on towels from a machine shop, very oily/dirty. The towels were much cleaner than with laundry soap alone, A little cleaner than with the Clorox laundry boosters.
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on May 6, 2011
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Got a good deal on these. They're easy to use and do a great job of keping clothese stain free.
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