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Tide Original Scent with Acti-Life,
This review is from: Tide Original Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent , 50 Fl Oz, 2 Count (Health and Beauty)
I bought a new washer (top-loader) and dryer in August, requires HE detergent, bleach, fabric softener, etc. I have used Tide for years, great product.
The Acti-Lift version is terrible. Someone at Tide HQ should lose their job over this mistake.
To begin with, the scent is far too strong, stays on the clothing for days, and is nauseating.
It cleans mildly dirty clothes OK, but anything really stained, needs a stain remover like Shout or Clorox bleach.
And it won't clean ANYTHING that is an old dried-on stain, their cutesy commercials to the contrary. I deliberately let something set for a week without pre-treatment and I have an old blouse with a 5 year old salad dressing stain I use to test new products. Tide with Acti-Lift didn't "lift" anything off either garment, even though I applied the detergent directly to the items before I put them into the washer.
I just purchased Tide Free 2x Liquid, 100 oz. bottle, at my local Wegman's grocery store for $12.99, so I'll stick with that and the stain remover and bleach.