DH did the Costco run today and came home with Tide HE (high efficiency) detergent for use in HE machines. It's all they had besides Tide with Downey, which I didn't want. Can the low-sudsing, HE detergent be used in a regular machine? I've looked on the Tide website, and it doesn't say either way--just that regular detergent can't be used in an HE machine.
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I'm sure it can. What I have read is that they add stuff to make the detergent suds more because it makes people think it cleans better, but it isn't really necessary. I see no reason why the HE can't be used in a regular machine.
This isn't entirely true. Many HE machines can use regular detergent if you use a lot less of it. I don't see any reason why you couldn't use HE detergent in a regular machine.
Originally Posted by Cookin4Love
How weird! I bought HE detergent on accident last week. I have been using it in my regular washer without any problem.
I second this. I use the HE soap because I bought the HE machines. A lot less soap is used and there are a lot less suds than regular soap. I think you could use it without any problem. Let us know how it works for you.
Originally Posted by slknight
I agree with everyone else.....but I'm just mad that my Costco has NEVER had the HE! :mad:
(I've had bad luck using regular detergent in my HE washer -- even when I used only a tiny amount).
This is good to know because it seems that lately I can't find Tide Free at my grocery store, except in the HE version or the powder version (which is okay, but I prefer liquid).
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