Tide stain release powder
I've been using Sears Free powdered det. for the past couple years in our Kenmore He2t. It works fine for routine dirt, but sometimes things that are extra dirty don't come completely clean (when hubby plays soccer in the mud, for ex.). I tried the Tide Stain release and like it enough to keep using it on those extra dirty loads, but I looked for it today at the store (Meijer) and didn't see the powdered version. They had the dual packs, liquid and spray, but no powder. I still see it listed on Tide's website, though. Does anyone know if P&G is phasing it out?
And--as a related question, I had switched to Sears detergent from Tide b/c I think it rinses more cleanly, costs much less and for most routine laundry, gets the job done. For people who use Tide, do you find that it gets most stains out without an additional stain removal product? I could justify the extra cost more easily if this is the case.