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Tide! Is it really worth it?
Old 07-19-2022, 11:41 AM
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I tend to purchase other name brands. Is Tide really worth the price?


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Old 07-19-2022, 12:08 PM
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It is the only brand I use do I have no comparisons
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Old 07-19-2022, 12:09 PM
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It has a nice scent, but I haven't noticed that it works better than any other brand. I tend to buy what is on sale
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Old 07-19-2022, 12:21 PM
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I haven't noticed that it's that much better than other brands I've used.
There's a local business that sells laundry detergent, softener, and other products in 5 gallon buckets. I used to buy 1 bucket once a year that was Tide scented, because I liked the scent. My mom swore that it didn't work as well as real Tide, but I didn't notice that.
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Old 07-19-2022, 01:11 PM
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I only use Tide now. I was buying a cheap brand and noticed that my black clothes were fading. I wear a lot of black so I switched back to Tide. I feel like it's worth it to keep my clothes from fading.


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Old 07-19-2022, 01:43 PM
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I noticed a difference in the longevity of my clothes when I was buying the cheap brands. Tide is worth it to me. But, it's also just me, so one bottle lasts a really long time.
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Old 07-19-2022, 01:47 PM
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Percil is my favorite detergent. It is not cheap, although sometimes it goes on sale. I do nor generally use Tide.
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No Tide here
Old 07-19-2022, 02:12 PM
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My husband is allergic to Tide so itís not a good fit for us. Even Tide Free and Clear made him itchy.

Weíre an All Free and Clear or a free and clear enzyme detergent.
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:37 PM
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It's the only brand I use. I think it scored highly in Consumer Reports.
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:55 PM
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I have to use free and clear detergent and even Tideís free and clear doesnít work for me. I use Targetís brand of free and clear, EverSpring or Method.


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Old 07-19-2022, 03:04 PM
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My dad was allergic to Tide, so I don't know what's in there that caused it. I was always afraid to use it in case my kids inherited that allergy.

I've never had issues with other brands not working, so I tend to stick with Gain since I like the way it smells and my clothes are clean.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:07 PM
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I think so. It's the only one that works well for me with cloth diapers and my hard water. I use it for all of our laundry. I use the powdered one.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:07 PM
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I use Tide. I've used Gain and other cheaper brands in the past. I like Tide better. It cleans well and smells great.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:09 PM
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It’s the only detergent I use. I use the free and gentle liquid one in mostly cold water. It works well. My washer is set to double rinse always. That may make a difference.

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Old 07-19-2022, 03:13 PM
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My husband also reacts to Tide. He looks like he's been whipped all over his body if he wears something laundered in Tide. Literally. He gets welts that raise up.

I just checked- we've been using Arm & Hammer. We have also used All Free and Clear (or whatever it's called).
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:21 PM
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I used to use Tide when my kids were small and had lots of food, grass and dirt stains. I believe it is the best for stain removal. Now that it's only DH and myself at home and things aren't as messy, we buy cheaper detergents that do just fine.
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:32 PM
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I felt that Tide did better on my DHís greasy, dirty work clothes but All was fine for the rest of the laundry. Weíve always used the free and clear varieties.
Now I use these and I love them! I feel great about not using those big plastic bottles also.
https://www.getcleanpeople.com/?gcli...RoCNWcQAvD_BwE
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:15 PM
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Tide and Cheer both give DH a rash in his armpits. i use Arm & Hammer (because it's regularly on sale at Wags for less than $2.) it gets our things clean. *shrugs*
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:24 PM
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If it is what works for you then it is worth it.

On a personal note, we cannot use Tide in our house because I will have an allergic reaction that will make my skin extremely itchy. The only laundry detergent we can use is All Free and Clear or Dreft and I need to double rinse.
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:05 PM
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Tide is the only one Iíve tried that doesnít either irritate my allergies by making me sneeze or giving me a rash.
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:19 PM
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I use Tide almost exclusively! Iím a laundry snob! I donít wheeze from the original scent so thereís that too!
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:20 PM
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I don't like tide.I use Percil.
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Old 07-20-2022, 03:29 AM
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I've never used Tide. It makes everyone in my family break out. I usually use either Seventh Generation or Mrs. Meyer's. Cost isn't really a primary factor when it comes to laundry detergent because I probably only do one load of laundry in a week, if that.
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Old 07-20-2022, 06:40 AM
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I use Tide with bleach powder. I can only find it at Walmart. I hate liquid detergent because it makes a mess. Pods seem like a ripoff. Powder for me is best because you can adjust the amount. My DD uses Gain because of the smell which is the reason I donít use Gain.
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Old 07-20-2022, 07:04 AM
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I'm not sure if Tide is worth the cost.. I chose a tub of Kirkland Brand Pods from Costco after years of buying Tide. 152 pods in that Kirkland tub and 40% less cost. The Tide tub had 104 pods. I've done laundry several times with the Kirkland brand and haven't noticed any quality difference at all.
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Old 07-20-2022, 12:59 PM
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Weíre an All Free and Clear or a free and clear enzyme detergent.
Same here. I will say though that I have a friend who raised 3 boys (dirt, grass stains, football practice, etc) and swore that Tide was the best detergent. She made her budget work to get that brand no matter what.
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Old 07-20-2022, 01:19 PM
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Tide Feee and Clear is what works best for us. My mother is incontinent and Tide with a little Oxy-Clean gets rid of the smell. Dh is sweaty and stinky and it works on his clothing.

We also use All free and clear.

I canít use again because of the scent. I had a kid one year who wreaked of Gain. It was hard to sit next to him.
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