Washing clothes is not as simple as throwing dirty laundry inside the washing machine. Clothes need to be sorted out by separating light fabrics from dark ones, stains are better off pre-treated and laundry detergent has to be chosen wisely. More importantly your detergent should match your machine.
Today, there several types available in the market today: the High Efficiency (HE) laundry detergents, traditional top-loader laundry detergents, cold water and green laundry detergents. HE detergents are best used on high-efficiency washing machines and front-loading washers since these washers use less water and requires detergents low on suds.
Moreover, they are compatible with agitator top-loaders. Conversely, traditional detergents are more common while cold water detergents do not use hot water and the green detergents do not have chemicals and enzymes.
If you have an HE washer and looking for the right detergent to use, there are several options to consider. Here are three top laundry detergents to narrow done your choices:
Tide HE Turbo Clean
For almost 70 years, the brand “Tide” is one of the most-trusted and popular laundry detergent products in the U.S. This particular product contains the HE label which means that has been designed to work best with high-efficiency washers. Members of the household have become familiar with the scent of the Tide detergent and most people associate it with cleanliness and freshness. In fact, it is one of the best-selling liquid laundry detergents on Amazon. While other competitors may be more economical, since this liquid detergent costs between 16 and 20 cents per load, Tide performs much better than most of the other brands. Moreover, it’s cleaning power is 14% more than cheaper detergents.
Gain HE Liquid Detergent
Another Amazon top-seller, this brand is well-loved by consumers for its scent. According the people who use this product, this is the best-smelling detergent they have ever encountered. Moreover, the fragrance stays for a long time, something that we do not always hear about liquid detergents because of its form. Apart from its variety of scents, it also comes in different sizes to fit the budget. It can be used in any water temperature and its ingredients are bio-degradable. Manufactured by Procter & Gamble, Gain was introduced as a mid-priced laundry detergent which made it more appealing to many American households. It is also available in liquid and powder forms.
In terms of stain removal, clothes need to be pre-treated since tough stains are hard to clean. But if you are the type of person who prefers scented clothes, Gain is the best HE laundry detergent choice to consider.
Persil Proclean Power-Liquid
Manufactured by Henkel AG in Europe, this HE laundry detergent has already made its way to the households in the U.S and in more than 60 countries worldwide. According to reports, Persil works better than Tide when it comes to removing stains. Like the other two detergents, this product is safe to use with both high-efficiency and standard top-loaders as well as in all water temperatures. Compatible with all washing machine types, this brand boasts of a clean rinse formula and low suds. It can also clean whites and removes dirt from cuffs and collars without using other stain removal products since it can be used for spot treatment. Persil Proclean detergents come in different types to cater to the needs of consumers, for everyday use and for those with sensitive skin.
Meanwhile, since HE laundry washers come with automatic detergent dispensers, it’s best to read the instruction on how to use the dispensers. While it is possible to use liquid or powder detergents, avoid mixing the two in the same dispenser to avoid clogging and caking issues.