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How to Choose the Right Laundry Detergent According to the Stain

How to Choose the Right Laundry Detergent According to the Stain

Regarding detergents for washing clothes, many consumers are loyal to one brand of detergent for one reason or another. There are also those who buy detergents with any brand, the important thing is that the price is cheap or on discount.

However, quoted from The Spruce, Thursday (18/3/2021), in a survey conducted by YouGov Analysis Institute, it was revealed that 52 percent of consumers chose detergent based on its ability to remove stains. Meanwhile, 48 percent of consumers choose detergent because of its fragrance.

With so many detergent products on the market, it is often difficult to choose a detergent that fits your budget, is able to clean clothes, smells good for you and your family, and is environmentally friendly.

Here's how to choose a good detergent for washing your family's clothes.

Powdered detergent VS liquid detergent

Basically, any form of detergent will clean clothes well. However, liquid detergents are very effective at removing oily stains and can easily be used as a stain removal treatment.

The most common problem with using liquid detergent is using too much per load. Detergent bottle caps are often difficult to read and consumers use too much, eventually leaving residue on clothes.

Powdered detergents are usually less expensive to use per load. The most effective detergent for mud stains and adhering dirt.

Powdered detergent can be a problem if you have very cold water or only use cold water for washing as it may not dissolve completely.

Always add powdered detergent to the washing machine tub before adding clothes and water. If you are having problems with residue, mix the detergent with a quart of hot water and add it directly to the washing machine drum before washing the laundry.

Powdered and liquid detergents can be used in all water temperatures and most brands are now formulated for use in standard or high-efficiency washing machines.

Look for the HE (High Efficiency) symbol to be sure. Liquid and powder types of detergents are available in concentrated or ultra concentrated forms. Be sure to read the label to make sure you are using the correct amount for each load of laundry.

The Price

Price is not always the best indicator of detergent quality. The key is to look at the ingredients list. The more active ingredients such as surfactants that lift dirt from the fabric and hold it in the water and enzymes that remove stains from the product, the better the detergent. These materials also increase the price of the product.

You'll find three tiers of detergent prices at most retail outlets:


It is a heavy duty detergent that has enzymes, surfactants and other ingredients to remove most heavy stains and dirt.

Intermediate level:

These detergents include several enzymes that give to stain removal but contain much less than heavy-duty detergents. Detergents work well on light stains if used properly in optimal water temperatures.


These products rely heavily on surfactants that hold the soil in place until the water in your washing machine can flush it out. These detergents are not good at removing stains or dirt from fabrics.

Combination detergent

Combined detergents do two jobs. Examples include detergent plus fabric softener or bleach or color-safe bleach.

Some of these features improve detergent performance. Others may not be necessary and just add an extra charge for each load.

Special detergent

Detergents designed for hand washing or machine washing with a gentle wash cycle are not as harsh as regular detergents. Made for light dirt and delicate fabrics, this is a good choice in the right circumstances.

Fragrance and dye free detergents are best for baby clothes and those with allergies or sensitive skin.

Fousta I love all kinds of home appliances. Starting from those that are often used, to those that have not been thought of before. I write my experience on this blog.

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