Gain HE powder detergent opinions?
My local Big Lots store has a lot of powder detergent at great prices - mostly various Tide and Gain powders, not the new ultra concentrated but the older variety. I picked up a box of Gain HE Original as I liked the scent when sniffing the box ;-) I did a few loads with it over the weekend and have to say that I'm impressed. Everything came out very clean, the whites were nice and bright, the detergent seemed to rinse out very well. And with a third rinse and unscented fabric softener the clothes had just a little of very pleasant clean scent left in them. I would say that the powder has done as well as Persil Classic Gold (or Dixan Classico Oro which is what I have) but I like the smell better than Persil.
I'm curious though how Gain HE powder does long term - any regular users out there who can weigh in?
Also, I have stayed away from Tide because of poor results I had with Tide HE liquid (F&C). Is Tide HE powder better than liquid? Should I give it a try?