Laundry detergents

Find the best laundry detergent for your needs with our buying guide and test results. 

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Cold Power

Advanced Clean



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Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 73
      Everyday grime
    • 78
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 82
    • 74
      Olive oil
    • 87
    • 85
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 88
      Baby food
    • 54

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    Good points

    • Good at removing everyday grime.
    • Good at removing collar and cuff stains.
    • Very good at removing grass stains.
    • Good at removing olive oil stains.
    • Very good at removing make-up stains.
    • Very good at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • Very good at removing baby food stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing blood stains.

    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Everyday grime (35%)
    Collar & cuff stains (20%)
    Grass (15%)
    Olive oil (6%)
    Tomato (4%)
    Make-up (4%)
    Chocolate ice cream (4%)
    Baby food (4%)
    Motor oil (4%)
    Blood (4%)

    Most products have two sets of test results – front-loader and top-loader. For this test, both the front- and top-loader were set on “normal” wash cycles — the type of wash cycle an average consumer is likely to choose to wash an everyday load.

    Find out more about how we test laundry detergents.


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    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      Not stated

    • Has optical brighteners

      Not stated

    • Low to no phosphate claim


    • Safe for septic tanks claim

      Not stated

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