Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent
Best laundry detergent overall
Washing your clothes in cold water can reduce your energy costs -- and when it comes to laundry detergents for standard top-loading washing machines, experts and users say this Tide liquid laundry soap fits the bill. Though it's a bit more expensive than its competitors, Tide Coldwater is consistently well reviewed by consumers, and in expert testing it excels in stain removal and keeping colors bright, receiving the best reviews. Plus, according to the manufacturer, it can clean just as well in both warm and hot water. Tide Coldwater is sold in two fragrances and is available in a powder or as a low-sudsing liquid for high-efficiency (HE) washing machines.