Monday, September 25, 2017

Getting through the detergent pods

Really defeats their intended method, but I followed a reader's suggestion and presoaked/dissolved the pod in a cup of hot tap water, pouring the soapy water over the laundry in the front loader before running the machine. No spots, sticky gunk on laundry this way. The plan is to use these up, never to buy them again.

6 comments:

Belinda said...

It's unfortunate that you have to do that, but a good way to use them considering they aren't working as intended.

A Dime at a Time said...

I've heard from multiple sources that these pods are not good for washing machines. After learning that, I did the very same thing to use them up. I am now back to using liquid laundry soap.

Little Penpen said...

Good idea! I've never used laundry pods, but I have the save problem sometimes with gunk on my dark clothing after the wash. I have an energy/water saver and it doesn't give me the option of putting more water in the machine. Sometimes I think the thing dry washes... I hate it!

Life In Mooseport said...

Since you are on a well the water may be too cold to dissolve the pods.
Little Penpen I have a top loading HE washer and sometimes I'll pull things out and they feel dry too. The new machines don't use enough water to effectively wash.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Smart move on your part! I am having the same issue with dishwasher tabs. As soon as the ones I have are gone, I am through with them forever

Unknown said...

I'm glad I saw this...I have the same problem with pods!