Tide Pods

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Ruger_Nut, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Ruger_Nut

    Ruger_Nut New Member

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    Since my divorce I have always used Tide and/or Gain laundry soap. My X never understood the concept that less of a good detergent is better than more of a cheap detergent. (Purex)
    Anyway, I bought some Tide Pods this morning. I figure I would give them a try. Does anyone else use them and your opinions, please?
     
  2. MisterMcCool

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  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Like you, I only use Tide or Gain. Now that I don't have kids with grass stains, food stains, etc. I mostly use Gain. I don't necessarily need the power of Tide so much anymore. Thought I recently bought a 5 gallon bucket of Tide from someone as a fund raiser sale. Great deal. It was $30 and came with a pump.

    Anyway.........I have tried the Tide Pods. I think they are kind of pricey, even for Tide and I don't like that you can't vary the amount if you are doing a smaller load or want to spot treat a stain. But they work great and my granddaughter likes throwing them into the washer when she's helping me with laundry.

    If they suit your needs, use them. They work great. And they are very convenient.
     
  4. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    We use arm and hammer and it works great on everything. We have a four uear old who stains everything
     
  5. Ruger_Nut

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    When my mom went into a nursing home my dad switched from ALL (what my mom always used) to Era, to save money. When I moved back to La. from FL I stayed with him for a few weeks until I moved into my own place. Of course I brought my Tide detergent with me to his house. After washing the first load of white clothes he was very mad. He told me the only way I got the whites that bright was by adding bleach, which he told me he NEVER uses. I calmly told him it was Tide and showed him. He told me there was NO WAY POSSIBLE a detergent could do that! Long story short, he became a believer.
    I went to his house a week after I moved out and he was using Era again. :confused:
     
  6. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife uses them and swears by them. When she worked and I did the laundry, we used Tide HE. Now she is retired and I have lost my clearance on the washer and dryer.

    If this was where I work we would probably need to do a design review to approve me using the washer and dryer.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

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    Tide is good stuff. It's all I've ever used.
     
  8. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I like the tide pods.
     
  9. shouldazagged

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    Another vote for the Arm & Hammer. The powder works fine for me, and I can use the amount appropriate to the size and contents of the load.

    But I've lived alone for seventeen years, so I'm not terribly concerned about sparkling whites. My little dog doesn't care, and at my age only paramedics and the undertaker are likely to observe my skivvies...;)
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Whatever the little woman uses when she pounds the clothes on the rocks out in the creek......








    :p


    Been using Arm & Hammer- we have a water softner/ iron remover system, helps a LOT with laundry.
     
  11. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Started using the pods a few months back, love them. Honestly, won't go back to liquid detergent.
     
  12. boatme98

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    Convenient, but pricey.
    I do 2-3 loads a week, so I used a concentrate.
    However, I've started using a bundle service. About $15. a week and everything is done. Clothes, work uniforms, sheets, towels, everything, and I'm not spending my days off hanging out at the wash o rama with all the folks who escaped from WallyWorld.
     
  13. Steel_Talon

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    I'm old enough to remember seeing my great and grandmother use a tub and a washboard for laundry. OP They have gel pods for the dishwasher also
     
  14. Ruger_Nut

    Ruger_Nut New Member

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    My dishwasher is a small amount of Dawn liquid, a sponge/brillo pad, and a sink full of water. :D
     
  15. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    All we use around here.
     
  16. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    If the little woman reads this, you're going to find a boulder upside your head

    For fresh smelling laundry, the most important thing... dry it outside!
     
  17. Steel_Talon

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    WORD!..

    OLD SKOOL in Da house!!! :D
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That's the same style dishwasher I have, too! :D
     
  19. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    We use the pods and my wife loves them. No more detergent on her hands.
     
  20. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    +1 for the pods and also use some stuff from sears