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Best laundry detergent for your money

Best laundry detergent for your money
News from Dayton Daily News:

If you’re looking for the best laundry detergent for the money, look no further than the house brand at one of my favorite stores.

The latest issue of Consumer Reports gives “best buy” checkmarks to two detergents for front or high-efficiency (HE) top-loaders. Both show that it’s entirely possible to pay twice as much for roughly equivalent cleaning power from the industry leader… but why would you want to?!

  • Wisk Deep Clean (liquid) costs 14 cents a load and scored an 80 on a scale of 100.
  • Costco’s Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean (powder) costs 9 cents a load and scored a 73.

Both of those “best buys” are much cheaper than Tide Ultra plus Bleach Vivid White + Bright HE (powder), the highest-ranked laundry detergent of all. At 23 cents a load, the Tide offering got an 82 yet failed to clinch the magazine’s seal of approval.

Target’s Up & Up HE (liquid) — a previous “best buy” winner — raised the price per load in the latest tally from 11 cents to 13 cents, but only scored a 67 this time out.

When it comes to laundry detergent for standard top-loaders, the only one to get the “best buy” checkmark was Tide Plus Bleach Alternative Vivid White + Bright. At 18 cents a load, it scored a lowly 61 — still the best score in its class.

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