Tide HE with Febreze

High Efficiency (HE) washers need special detergents to work at optimum capacity. Will Tide HE with Febreze wash away my concerns about clean clothes or will I be left holding the (dirty) laundry?


Review: Tide HE with Febreze

Published 06:28 am

Can I say how much I love my high efficiency (HE) washer and dryer? With laundry to do for three little boys and their daddy, I'm kept busy doing at least one load of laundry a day (usually more). Luckily, I own a HE washer and dryer set. The great thing about HE washers is that they use less water and at the same time wash more clothes. But, the downside is that I have to use specifically formulated detergents and softeners that can cost more and are more difficult to find.

Typically, I use Tide HE and have since I first purchased my HE washer and dryer. According to the Tide.com website, "since HE washers use less water to clean, the water is dirtier. Tide HE has special dirt capturing ingredients to help suspend dirt and dyes in the water, which helps keep them from re-depositing on your clean laundry."

And regular detergents won't work. Their high sudsing ingredients will gum up the works on the inside of the HE washer.

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The newest Tide HE detergent on the market is Tide HE with Febreze. Tide HE with Febreze is a 2X concentrated liquid. Basically, it's the same amount of cleaning power in a smaller volume of liquid. The 100 fluid oz. bottle will wash approximately 52 loads of laundry. And the scent is "fresh, fruity-floral fragrance, highlighted with a hint of citrus."

My opinion? It worked well. Of course, I expect any Tide product to work well. I did several loads of laundry using Tide HE with Febreze, with and without liquid softener. My children's mud, paint, and goodness knows what else stained clothes came clean. My husband's jeans were thoroughly washed. And all with a smaller amount of liquid than I'm used to using! However, I expected the Febreze scent to last longer and it didn't. The scent didn't make it through the dry cycle (although the clothes smelled clean they just didn't smell like Febreze).

The towels were the biggest surprise. We go through towels like you wouldn't believe. The boys insist on brand new, clean towels each day. Well, so do my husband and I. But, I end up with more towels than time to wash them. Unfortunately, they start to smell after a day or two sitting in the laundry basket. When I washed them with the Tide HE with Febreze (no softener used), the musty smell was gone and the towels looked and felt very clean. However, I did notice that they were a bit stiffer than when I use regular Tide HE (no softener used). The stiffness disappeared when I used liquid softener.

Would I recommend this product, Tide HE with Febreze? I would and I wouldn't. Tide HE works just as well and with a better, longer lasting scent. However, Tide HE with Febreze is a doubly concentrated liquid, making the total volume of detergent used smaller (making the bottle smaller and using less plastic). I couldn't really tell the difference in cleaning ability between regular Tide HE and Tide HE with Febreze. Both worked equally well. Just keep in mind that any kind of HE products can be difficult to find unless you are in a major urban area and that they are a bit pricey.

Bestselling Tide HE with Febreze Products in 2021


Tide Plus 3700087562 Febreze Freshness Spring And Renewal Scent HE Turbo Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent, 89 Loads 138 oz

Tide Plus 3700087562 Febreze Freshness Spring And Renewal Scent HE Turbo Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent, 89 Loads 138 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent, Spring & Renewal, 46 Ounce

Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent, Spring & Renewal, 46 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Now freshness that lasts 3x longer! vs Tide Original liquid laundry detergent
  • This laundry detergent is part of the Tide Plus Collection
  • Tide detergent designed for high efficiency washers
  • Go wild for freshness that lasts 3x longer
  • Contains motion-activated dual-scent pearls

Tide Plus Febreze Sport Active Fresh Scent HE Turbo Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent, 3700087518,72 Loads 138 oz

Tide Plus Febreze Sport Active Fresh Scent HE Turbo Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent, 3700087518,72 Loads 138 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Spring and Renewal Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent, 138 Oz, 89 Loads, 4.613 Pound

Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Spring and Renewal Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent, 138 Oz, 89 Loads, 4.613 Pound
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 6x cleaning power (Based on stain removal using 1 dose of base Tide vs. 6 doses of the leading bargain liquid detergent, base variant)
  • Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Spring and Renewal Scent helps fabrics stay fresh 3x longer vs. Tide Original.
  • Amazing Tide clean from America's #1 detergent (based on sales: Nielsen Syndicated Laundry Detergent Category - Total US xAOC - $ and Unit sales - latest 52 w/e 1/21/2017)
  • #1 recommended by washing machine manufacturers. (based on co-marketing agreements)
  • Part of the trusted Tide Plus Collection.

Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent with Febreze Freshness, Spring & Renewal, 46 Ounce (Pack of 2)

Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent with Febreze Freshness, Spring & Renewal, 46 Ounce (Pack of 2)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Now freshness that lasts 3x longer! vs Tide Original liquid laundry detergent
  • This laundry detergent is part of the Tide Plus Collection
  • Tide detergent designed for high efficiency washers
  • Go wild for freshness that lasts 3x longer
  • Contains motion-activated dual-scent pearls

Tide PODS 3 in 1 HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs2, 3.62 Pound (61 Count)

Tide PODS 3 in 1 HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs2, 3.62 Pound (61 Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • PACKAGING MAY VARY
  • Each Tide PODS is a 4-in-1 breakthrough technology with detergent, stain remover, color protector, and Odor Defense technology, giving you more bang for your buck
  • Tide PODS pacs are small but powerful. They pack 6X cleaning power* in half the time (*Stain removal of 1 Tide PODS pac in Quick cycle vs 6 doses of the next leading liquid HE-compatible detergent in Normal cycle)
  • The multi-chamber pac’s breakthrough technology dissolves in both hot & cold water
  • Tide PODS are formulated with quick collapsing Smart SudsTM, while still targeting tough stains and works in both HE and standard washing machines

Tide Plus Febreze Fresh Sport Odor Defense Liquid Laundry Detergent

Tide Plus Febreze Fresh Sport Odor Defense Liquid Laundry Detergent
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 6x cleaning power vs. next leading detergent in a normal cycle
  • Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport Active offers more of odor fighting power you love, with a deeper clean vs. Tide Original
  • Amazing Tide clean from America’s #1 detergent based on sales
  • #1 recommended by washing machine manufacturers* (*based on co-marketing agreements)
  • Part of the trusted Tide Plus Collection

Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Liquid Laundry Detergent - 46 oz - Spring & Renewal - 2 pk

Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Liquid Laundry Detergent - 46 oz - Spring & Renewal - 2 pk
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Tide plus Febreze Freshness Liquid Laundry Detergent - 46 oz - Spring & Renewal - 2 pk

Tide Plus with Febreze Sport Active Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent 138 Ounce

Tide Plus with Febreze Sport Active Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent 138 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • One 138 ounce bottle
  • Number of loads can vary
  • Packaging can vary

Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, Spring & Renewal, 46 Ounce

Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, Spring & Renewal, 46 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 6x cleaning power vs. next leading detergent in a normal cycle
  • Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Spring and Renewal Scent helps fabrics stay fresh 3x longer vs. Tide Original
  • Part of the trusted Tide Plus Collection

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