Prep Genrl Laundry Detergent

Krayola

Veteran Member
With my somewhat hard water, it pays to use a liquid: zero chance of clogging
Does using powder automatically mean you are at risk for pipes clogging up? I also have somewhat hard water. I always make sure the powder is dissolved (I swish it around in the washer) before I put my clothes in.

Before I used Foca (powdered), I used the Aldi brand liquid detergent and it is quite good and reasonably priced. I would still buy it but Foca is just so cheap. Foca also has a liquid that I think works in HE washers but I have not tried the liquid.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I settled on Tide pods and Arm and Hammer from amazon, the prices seemed reasonable, that is as far as reasonable goes.

God is good all the time

Judy
The tide pods have a mild fresh smell making the clothes smell, well, fresh. Some of the cheap brands made the clothes not smell clean. I haven't tried the arm and hammer yet, but I've used it in the past. I haven't used a powder detergent in years. I do have the ingredients to make my own though.

On the one hand I don't like to use a big name brand product because there is not telling what nefarious things the corporation does behind the scenes. But it works well for me.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

moldy

Veteran Member
Maybe it's your washer. I've noticed that my front loader doesn't even seem to get everything wet unless I use the heavy duty cycle. Socks and underwear come out looking already worn (not slightly shrunk up - I don't know if I"m explaining that well). My next washer will be a top loader - or a wringer!
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Maybe it's your washer. I've noticed that my front loader doesn't even seem to get everything wet unless I use the heavy duty cycle. Socks and underwear come out looking already worn (not slightly shrunk up - I don't know if I"m explaining that well). My next washer will be a top loader - or a wringer!
I purposely got a top loader. I really think it was the crappy detergent.

Judy
 

John Deere Girl

Veteran Member
Maybe it's your washer. I've noticed that my front loader doesn't even seem to get everything wet unless I use the heavy duty cycle. Socks and underwear come out looking already worn (not slightly shrunk up - I don't know if I"m explaining that well). My next washer will be a top loader - or a wringer!
I HATED my front loader. Living on a farm, clothes get dirty. I didn't think my front loader got everything clean. I wanted a Speed Queen, but they're not as good as they once were.
 
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