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Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent

*Est. 37 cents per load
Reviewed
April 2010
by ConsumerSearch
Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent

Best laundry detergent overall

Pros
  • Excellent stain removal
  • Available in two fragrances
  • Washing in cold water reduces energy bills
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not available in fragrance-free
  • Not environmentally friendly

Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent receives the best reviews overall from experts and consumers. Even though Tide Coldwater and some other Tide products cost more than many competitive brands, it's unparalleled at removing tough stains. By washing in cold water, colors remain bright and energy bills are reduced. Tide Coldwater is available in two fragrances as well as for HE washers. If you want to wash your laundry using a more eco-friendly product, Seventh Generation Natural 2X Concentrated Liquid Detergent (*Est. 36 cents per load) costs about the same and works in standard or HE washers.

We found the most credible review for Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent at ConsumerReports.org, where editors compare 44 detergents using nine common stains. We also read a good number of consumer reviews at Tide.com.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org editors test Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent among 44 high-efficiency and conventional laundry detergents. The test consists of washing nine types of common stains in each detergent and then evaluating which one does the best job removing the most stains.

Review: Laundry Detergent Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, July 2009

2. Tide.com

Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent receives an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 from more than 90 reviewers. Consumers say they like how this detergent gets their clothes clean. Many are happy that they are able to reduce energy bills by washing in cold water.

Review: Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Contributors to Tide.com

3. GreenOptions.com

There are only a handful of ratings here for Tide Coldwater detergent. While most users say washing in cold is a valid way to save energy, many don't agree that this is a green product because it still uses traditional petroleum-based ingredients.

Review: Tide Coldwater Laundry Detergent, Contributors to GreenOptions.com

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