4.2
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Model:
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Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent

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Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thanks to Tide, I'm No Longer in Hot Water

I have a confession to make.  I know that it's more energy efficient to use cooler temperatures to wash clothes, and yet, I've been guilty of rarely using cold water for my...Read complete review

I have a confession to make.  I know that it's more energy efficient to use cooler temperatures to wash clothes, and yet, I've been guilty of rarely using cold water for my laundry.  It's always been hard for me to believe that you can really get clothes as clean with cold water as you can with warm or hot.  Since I've been using **Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent **for the past few weeks, my attitude on washing with cold water has completely changed.

Tide Coldwater has the same fresh scent and thick liquid that I'm accustomed to in Tide's other formulas.  For medium loads, pour the liquid to Line 2 in the cap; for large loads fill the cap to Line 3.  I loaded my moderately soiled, colored clothes into my front loading washer, selected cold wash/cold rinse, turned it on, and waited for the cycle to complete to pass my verdict.

To my surprise, my clothes looked just as clean after using Tide Coldwater in a cold wash as they do when I used other detergents in warm water.  And I didn't have to use an extra amount of detergent either.

On the flip side, Tide Coldwater does cost more than other brands.  I haven't tried it on heavily soiled or stained clothes so I can't say if it would work equally well on more challenging loads.  However, if it keeps me using cold water more often, **Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent **will be well worth the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tide Coldwater - Like Icy Water Down My Back

I really, really, really hate to write this review.  If I were Catholic (no offense intended), I'd probably check in with my parish priest and make sure this isn't some...Read complete review

I really, really, really hate to write this review.  If I were Catholic (no offense intended), I'd probably check in with my parish priest and make sure this isn't some sort of sin.  Because I've always been a "Tide girl" and have stuck with this brand for years, even through most of the current recession. But I've gone through a full 100 fluid ounce bottle of **2X Ultra Tide Coldwater (Mountain Spring)** and can no longer keep this a secret from myself or others:  This version simply doesn't live up to its hype or promises.

Yes, it has probably saved me money by washing more loads of clothes in cold water. But then again, I'm not counting the white baseball uniforms and other athletic gear that has come out still dirty and required rewashes, more water and more detergent.  I not speaking of loads "stained,"  mind you, just touched by real dirt or coffee or a melted M&M.  And, further, these touchs of dirt were pretreated by my favorite Oxiclean laundry treatment.  So what gives?

For my budget and the environment, I truly wish that Tide's promises were true.  Sadly, I haven't found that to be the case.

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1.0

" Horrible Product- Tide Ruined my bed linen "

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from New York

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    • Strong/Bad Scent

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      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      Did not like it.

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      4.0

      Good ol' Tide...

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      from Edina, MN

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gets Stains Out
      • Great Scent
      • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
      • Simple Instructions

      Cons

      • None

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      • Laundry Room

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      The Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry detergent with Fresh scent is a great liquid detergent for all your everyday washing. I usually wash my clothes in cold water anyway so this works just fine. Tide is a great detergent no matter which one you buy. This leaves clothes clean, fresh and with a nice soft scent that is not overpowering. It is tough on stains yet soft enough on fabrics to not damage them. It is great for delicates, towels, sheets, jeans, t-shirts, pajamas, etc. Pretty much any and everything. You really can't go wrong with Tide. It is one of the best detergents on the market that I have tried and we are always impressed and satisfied with the results. I would recommend it to anyone.

       
      4.0

      Like the idea.

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      from USA

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      I like the idea of saving money by washing my clothes in cold water, so I tried this product. It does seem to work as well as other detergents as far as getting stains out and leaving my clothes smelling fresh. The main reason I wash some of my laundry in hot water is to get the germs out. While this detergent does get the stains out, there is no way to tell if it is really getting the germs out. I think I would use this on items like socks, but I would stick to regular detergent with hot water for my towels and other items that might have germs. Tide products go on sale frequently and also have coupons in the Sunday paper, so that makes it affordable.

      Performance
      It does an above average job of getting stains out in cold water.

      Scent
      I do like the scent a lot. It really is a fresh scent just like the name describes. It is a little stronger scent than average, but it is not overpowering. I can smell a faint scent on my clothes for a few days after washing.

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      5.0

      Great product!

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      from USA

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      I really like the Tide Coldwater Laundry Detergent. It is great for washing all of your dark clothes or colors that bleed very easily that cannot be washed in hot water. This detergent is very effective at removing stains from the clothes. The scent is very pleasing and is indeed very fresh. It lasts for a long time on the clothes also. The only part I hate is that I really like to wash my white clothes in hot water and use a little bleach. It almost makes the whole point of this laundry detergent pointless. This formula works as well as hot water, but for some reason I just do not feel like my clothes get as clean, but this is just a mental thing. They are as clean and fresh as using hot water so if you can get past using hot water then this is the perfect detergent for you. It will save you money on hot water and since you will not have color bleeding you could potentially wash all of your clothes together in one load (though I have not tried it so the colors might still bleed). I still would recommend using this detergent though because I really love Tide!

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      5.0

      Good Old Tide

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      from IN

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      I give Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent a 10 rating overall, as it gives a superior clean that Tide is known for and has the clean, fresh scent I know and love. I have an HE washing machine, so I am glad it is safe for HE. I also like the measuring cup built into the cup, you are not saving money if you are just pouring in more than you need. Washing in cold water is meant to save money by not using the electricity to heat your water, and Tide Coldwater detergent does not need the heat to clean your clothes. I have found it to be a little expensive, but you really get what you pay for with this Tide. I have never had to rewash clothes, I get clean, fresh clothes after 1 wash, using the recommended amount of detergent. It rinses well, I have never experienced soapy residue on any of my laundry, something I was worried about in a cold wash load. I trust Tide Coldwater detergent for all my families laundry.

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      5.0

      Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent Gets Clothes Clean

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      from Wrightstown NJ

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      I have tried a ton of laundry detergents always trying to find one that will beat Tide but so far Tide remains my favorite. This particular one is nice because you only need cold water which will save you some money on your electric bill or whatever you use to heat your water. I am constantly reminding my kids to do their wash on cold but they don't. When I do the laundry I use cold water and this Tide really does a nice job. The clothes come out just as clean as if I washed them in hot water. You can use this in hot water if you want to , it works the same either way. It has a nice clean smell as well. For super stained clothes, I would still use hot water but for general clothes washing this does a very good job at getting out dirt and stains in cold water. I definitely recommend that you give this detergent a try, it does a nice job. It also is gentle for sensitive skin and does not irritate. You can use it for babies clothes as well and it gets out a lot of the stains baby's get.

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      1.0

      Would never use Tide after discovering MelaPower 6X detergent.

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      from USA

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      Too expensive. Hard on clothing as proved by how much lint is gathered in the dryer. I thought it was normal and then noticed the difference compared to MelaPower by Melaleuca. Proctor & Gamble claims that other products contain up to 80% water and yet their product contains 60% water. No wonder so much product is required just to do a load of laundry. I've always wondered why they recommended so much liquid considering it was being added to water. Obviously it contains quite a lot of water. The bottom line is that there are many better products on the market that are even safer to use.

      Performance
      Does this product clean clothes? Of course it does, but technically, so will a load of laundry using just water to a certain degree. There are better products on the market that even cost less. One good thing is that you can use it in cold water. This certainly does help save money not having to use hot water. With a lot of loads, using hot water will add up on the energy bills.

      Scent
      Scent is scent. This product does smell fine. It's not too strong or too mild.

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      5.0

      The best laundry detergent

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      from USA

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      Tide coldwater is the absolute best detergent on the market. Not only do you get the best soap, you can save a lot of money just using cold water. I've used this for years and it has never let me down, not even with my delicates. I washed my wedding dress in the bathtub with the coldwater tide and it looked professionally cleaned. You will not be disappointed.

      Performance
      It works excellent. On the really hard stains, I do pre treat it with the tide coldwater, then run it through the washer. It's never let me down!

      Scent
      The scent is a gentle no denying genuine smell that you'll only get with Tide.

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      2.0

      Tide coldwater

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      from USA

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      Ever since I can remember I have washed all my laundry in cold water. My mom told me that your clothes would last longer and they would not shrink, plus I save on my gas bill not having to heat the water. When this first came out I was so excited since I thought it would be different from normal detergent. Well, it's really not! It gets my laundry clean, soft, and shrink free, but I do not see what is so special about it to put cold water on the label. It cost a little bit more and I just can not justify paying extra for something that I do not see a difference in.

      Performance
      As far as getting your laundry clean it works wonderful. My clothes came out nice and clean and nice and soft. I just do not get why they are marketing this as a cold water detergent, it worked the same as every other laundry detergent I have used.

      Scent
      It has a nice clean fresh scent to it. Not too much, just enough to make your laundry smell good.

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      2.0

      Just Not Effective

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      from Hartford, CT

      Comments about Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent:

      I love Tide normally and have tried all their various products and usually love them but their Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent was not a favorite.

      I know it's more energy efficient to wash laundry in cold water so when I saw that my favorite brand had released a brand new detergent specifically formulated for cold water washing I had to try it.

      I used this first with sheets and it was fine. Everything came out nice and clean. The problems arose the first time I tried to wash towels with this. My dishtowels are always covered in chocolate, coffee, juice, etc. and I never need to pretreat when I use my other Tide formulas so I thought nothing of tossing them in as usual and then using cold water instead of my usual hot. Sadly, when I took them out of the wash they were stained. They have never been stained before and everything always came out of them when using the regular formulas so it's definitely something with this formula not being as effective as their others.

      Overall, this was a huge disappointment, especially to a long term fan of the brand. I really cannot recommend it or you will spend more time rewashing items and that's just a waste all around.

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