Aroma aside, is Tide the same as Gain+sodium percarbonate?

johnmkApril 9, 2014

I looked at ingredients a few months back and it seemed to me that Gain HE just lacked sodium percarbonate, and that aside from that -- it might have been the same as Tide HE Ultra. Does this ring true to you guys?

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I guess so. I counted 19 ingredients for Ultra Tide HE powder and 14 for Ultra Gain HE powder. Tide, besides oxy bleach and an activator, has one more enzyme in it.

Really a shame about thw US powders. In Europe, P&G's newest Ariel powder has seven enzymes. I think your best bet are Tide Pods with five enzymes - again lacking oxy. If your happy with Gain's cleaning power, adding oxy bleach would be a good solution for your whites, imo.


Here is a link that might be useful: PG ingredients

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 8:52PM
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Mainly interested in a set-it-and-forget-it detergent for simplicity's sake. I guess that'll continue being Ultra Tide HE + the occasional scoop of sodium percarbonate for the whites.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 8:57PM
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