Tide Pods Laundry Detergent Alpine Breeze Scent 77 Count
- Works in Both Machine Types - Standard & HE.
- Dissolves Quickly in Hot or Cold.
- 1 pac = 1 load.
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Now, let's address this issue of the pods failing to dissolve. I have well water which is very hard and it comes out of the ground very, very cold at around 40 degrees F. Hard water and very cold temperatures ought to be the perfect situation for the a gummy dissolve failure. But it doesn't happen.
Why? The directions clearly state to put the pod in the machine before adding the clothes. The water plus the pounding of the clothes will certainly break these things down. If added after the clothes, I could see the undissolved pod easily 'floating' toward the drain where it would not be subjected to the pounding necessary to break up.
Added first, it is virtually impossible for these pods not to break down.
One note of caution. Front loaders have a "clean" cycle used to clean the drums. You must run that cycle, with no clothes and no soap at least once a month. This will clean your machine of soap residue. Running this cycle will amaze you at the soap build up and the water and steam will be very, very foamy. This cycle improves the efficiency of your machine too.
This is THE BEST smelling laundry detergent I have ever used (Alpine Breeze scent - have not tried the others). It is described as floral and woody, but it really does not smell very flowery at all. Woody but not masculine. This is probably the first time ever I have bought the same detergent 3x in a row, and I do not plan to switch. I rent and my laundry room here has both top- and front-loading washers. I have not had issues with stains in either, however I do try to be careful since others seem to have had problems. For top-loading machines, I put the pod (1 or 2) in first and set the water on hot. I just do this long enough for the pod to start to dissolve and then change it to cold or warm if needed. For front-loading, put the pod in first, not on top of the clothes. I think it is probably wise to put things less precious right on top of the pod just in case of stains, but I have been using these for a long time now (used one medium-sized bag and now am about halfway through one of the large cases) and I have not noticed any stains at all. I do sometimes wash in cold but more often I use warm. One pod definitely works to get even pretty large loads clean, however, sometimes for items I really want more fragrance in I use two and I do find it still rinses well in my old, crummy apartment washers.Read more ›
The fragrance, Mystic Forest, is quite pleasant. You notice a clean and fresh smell on your clothes but it is not overpowering. After my year of use I have never had the pods not dissolve. I do have a very long cycled washing machine though, so that may have something to do with it. I do pretreat most large stains with spray and wash, and I find that combined with the tide pods, the stains come completely out. I have tested the pods on some smaller stains and washed them without using the spray and wash, and I have found that the pods usually do a pretty good job of removing most, if not all, of the stain when just used alone.
Also, I have not noticed my clothes fading after using the pods. I will say though that to keep my colored shirts and pants looking colorful without fading, I line dry them. If you find that your T-shirts are looking drab and faded, try switching from drying your shirts and colored pants in the dryer to line drying. Your clothes will look amazing when you line dry them as the heat from the dryer really destroys the integrity of the fabric and sucks the color out of clothes.
Though some reviewers have complained that they don't like that you can't adjust the amount of detergent with the pods like you can with the liquid detergent, I just recommend using one pod for most loads and for an extra large load or an especially soiled load, just use two pods. So, for the above reasons, I recommend the Tide pods for their convenience and their cleaning power!
I'm very picky about fragrances in laundry detergents so while these pods looked like a good way to simplify measuring laundry detergent, I was a little skeptical about the fragrance part. I've tried the Mystic Forest and the Ocean Mist so far and I like the smell of both, but neither is overwhelming. The Mystic Forest is the one I like best because it has kind of a woodsy scent mixed with a little floral. The Ocean Mist has an outdoorsy, clean fragrance. I generally look for unscented detergents but these are light and they kind of go away after a while rather than hanging around to compete with your cologne.
I've used these on a load of colored clothing, a load of whites and a load of dog blankets and fleece furniture throws. It got the "doggy" smell out of the fleece dog blankets and got them clean. Anything that can eliminate the dog smell, especially this time of year when they're in and out of the rain is good in my book. I've always had good luck with the cleaning abilities of Tide and consider it one of the best detergents out there.
I purchased small packages of these pods at a local store to try them. They're very expensive that way if you figure out the cost per washload.Read more ›
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Quality detergent. Buy some times you can get this for better price at other websitesPublished 2 months ago by gangats
I have had terrible luck with these in my HE front loaded washer. I use them according to package instructions, placing them in the drum before I put clothes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anj