Laundry detergents

Which brand can tackle the toughest stains?

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

We've tested 63 laundry detergents.

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What you need to know when choosing a laundry detergent:

  • Machine suitability. Choose a detergent that performs well for your type of washing machine. While most detergents are suitable for front and top loaders, our tests have found the stain removal results won’t necessarily be the same in both types.

  • Ingredients. Not all detergents can be used with a septic tank system. If you've got sensitive skin, be wary of detergents with enzymes and optical brighteners, which could cause irritation.

  • Stains. If you’re constantly dealing with a particular type of stain, our test results will show you what detergents are especially good at tackling it. Use our Compare tool to see which products perform best against certain stains.

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Laundry detergent buying guide

What you need to know when buying laundry detergent.

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