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Product Review: Wisk 2X Ultra HE Laundry Detergent

By May 31, 2009

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The folks at Wisk Laundry Detergent have launched a new Web site to promote their latest detergent product, Wisk 2x Ultra HE. And, they were kind enough to send along of bottle for your laundry guide to try. Now that front loading machines are becoming more prominent in the United States, low-sudsing detergent formulas are a must.

I'm quite familiar with Wisk. It was my mother's favorite heavy-duty laundry detergent. My Daddy was a farmer and he always had plenty of dirt and grease stains on his favorite type of workpants - khaki. It worked great and he started each morning looking clean and neat.

Wisk 2X Ultra HE also performs well. I tried it on both lightly and heavily soiled clothing and both came out clean and fresh. The packaging is compact and contains 25% recycled plastic. My only complaint is that the measuring lines in the cap are nearly impossible to see. And, for a front-loading machine, measuring is vital. Too much detergent and you'll have a laundry room of suds!

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Comments

June 2, 2009 at 7:28 pm
(1) Doug - LaundryHE says:

Hi Mary,

Thanks for your review and feedback on Wisk HE. We’ve heard from other people that the lines in the cap is an issue and we’re looking to address it. Thanks again and keep checking LaundryHE.com for news and tips on HE detergents.

- Doug
LaundryHE Team

June 10, 2009 at 5:10 am
(2) Wisk Better Than Tide TotalCare? says:

Hi. I saw an advertisement on television that said “New” Wisk is better than Tide Total Care. The problem is that I went to both of Wisk’s websites, http://www.wisk.com and laundryhe.com , and neither had any information whatsoever on this supposed “new” detergent or any statistics or information that it was better than Tide Total Care. I can’t find any information on Wisk’s website! Why would they spend all this money on television advertising, and then when I google for “wisk better than Tide Total Care” get no results from Wisk? I have no idea what facts Wisk has to back up their claim, but I am very interested in seeing them so that I can make my decision as a consumer on which detergent I want to use. You seem to have some pull with Wisk, so maybe they will see this and respond, as they did not even offer me a place on their website that worked with my browser in order to leave a comment or contact the manufacturer of Wisk. Thank you.

June 10, 2009 at 7:23 am
(3) laundry says:

Thanks for your question. I will pass it along to the folks at Wisk. The July issue of Consumer Reports magazine has their comparison of laundry detergents by cost and performance. It may offer you that unbiased opinion that you seek.

Thanks again – keep the hard questions coming!

June 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm
(4) kathy says:

Why cant I find it at any local stores? who caries wisk? I love it and cant find it anywhere?

July 31, 2009 at 11:13 am
(5) laundry says:

Kathy, Here is Wisk’s answer!

June 12, 2009 at 2:39 pm
(6) laundry says:

Kathy, I will pass your question along to Wisk HE. It will help if you give them your city or area of the country. I have found it at Wal-Mart and local grocery stores in South Carolina. Good luck!

June 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm
(7) Jennifer says:

Same for me! I can’t find it anywhere! I’ve looked at Walmart, Target, Tom Thumb, Albertsons…

June 15, 2009 at 10:26 pm
(8) Jennifer says:

Sorry…I’m in the DFW area of Texas

June 16, 2009 at 8:08 am
(9) laundry says:

Jennifer,

I have passed along your frustration to the folks at Wisk. I’m sure they’re working on a nationwide roll-out of the products! Thanks for writing in and let us know when it appears on your shelves.

June 16, 2009 at 8:19 am
(10) Doug - LaundryHE says:

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your interest in Wisk. The best way for anybody to get it would be through Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Wisk-Multi-Action-Concentrated-Detergent-Pre-Treater/dp/B001E96MT4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1239215958&sr=8-2).

You can also go to LaundryHE.com to download a coupon. Thanks again for your interest!

- Doug
LaundryHE Team

June 17, 2009 at 1:32 am
(11) Jennifer says:

Thanks for the amazon link. My husband found that Wisk is one of the only detergents that don’t cause his skin to break out. But…can I use a coupon at Amazon? I need a store soon, please! :)

July 31, 2009 at 11:11 am
(12) laundry says:

Jennifer, Here is Wisk’s answer!

June 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm
(13) Karen Pullen says:

I have been a WISK user for years, and NOW cannot find it anywhere. I have always purchased it at either WalMart or K-Mart and now NOTHING. Do you have to buy it online now? We are in Mesa, Arizona.

July 31, 2009 at 11:11 am
(14) laundry says:

Karen, Here is Wisk’s answer!

June 21, 2009 at 10:35 am
(15) laundry says:

Karen, I’ll pass your comment along to the folks at Wisk. One reader found Wisk at Kroger. Good luck in your search!

June 22, 2009 at 11:58 pm
(16) Kathie says:

I am having the same problem in Texas. I use to buy Wisk at Wal-Mart and they don’t carry it anymore so I bought it at Target and they don’t carry it now! It is frustrating to find a product you really like, but it is not available.

July 31, 2009 at 11:11 am
(17) laundry says:

Kathie, Here is Wisk’s answer!

June 23, 2009 at 7:30 am
(18) laundry says:

I’ve sent all of your comments on to the folks at Wisk. They need to get those salesmen and trucks rolling!

June 24, 2009 at 11:27 am
(19) Fran says:

Can’t find Wisk in this area either. Target used to carry, but has discontinued. Looking for Wisk in the Austin-Georgetown-Central Texas Area. Thanks!!

July 31, 2009 at 11:10 am
(20) laundry says:

Fran, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 8, 2009 at 8:13 am
(21) Nancy says:

Just purchased the large HE dispenser bottle from Sam’s and the bottle has a leak somewhere. Have only done one load of clothes and have lost probably enough liquid to do 10 loads. What am I to do with this mess?
Tried to find a way to contact Wisk, but to no avail.
Thank you

July 31, 2009 at 11:10 am
(22) laundry says:

Nancy, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 8, 2009 at 9:35 am
(23) laundry says:

Nancy, I know how frustrated you feel. I’ve had the same thing happen with other products. I once had a trunk full of milk due to a hole in the container. Wisk HE is made by Sun Products. Their address is:

Sun Products Corporate Office
60 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
203-254-6700

I would first start by contacting the Sam’s Club where you bought the product. They may be willing to give you a replacement or refund. Good luck and let me know how it works out. Mary

July 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm
(24) Carolyn says:

I live in Sugar Land, TX and can’t find Wisk anywhere! I found it on Amazon but the shipping is expensive! Please tell me where I can find it!!

July 31, 2009 at 11:09 am
(25) laundry says:

Carolyn, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm
(26) laundry says:

Carolyn, I have a message into Wisk about their distribution system. I’m doing my best to help all you folks in Texas that are looking for the product. I’ll be back in touch.

July 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm
(27) laundry says:

Wisk just added a section on the Web site – http://laundryhe.com called “Can’t Find Wisk Near You?” It redirects to the bottom of the Q&A and says:

Q. Where can I find Wisk HE detergent ?
A. Wisk HE is available on the east coast at your local grocery, supercenter, club, drug store. You can also find Wisk outside of the east coast at Kroger stores, Food 4 Less, Ralphs, and Fred Meyer. No matter where you live though, you can purchase Wisk HE online from Amazon and DrugStore.com.

Hope this helps everyone!

July 14, 2009 at 9:59 pm
(28) Michele says:

I have used Wisk for years. And you are right. Wisk has disappeared off the shelves of every store I visit. The one Kmart I do find it at has now not had anything for 2 weeks. And I usually buy it in 2 or 4 bottle increments, because of the other stores NOT carrying it. Either distribution problem, or a concerted effort/conspiracy by other brands to squeeze Wisk out? Or Wisk not wanting to buy shelf space? I am extremely frustrated by this, whether internally at the company or otherwise!!!

July 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm
(29) laundry says:

To everyone looking for Wisk, I just did a search on Walmart’s Web site and they list that Wisk is available in their stores. My suggestion is to speak to the manager if you can’t find it in your location. And, read the other comments where you’ll find the address and phone number for Wisk’s manufacturer, Sun Products. Good luck!

July 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm
(30) sharon durham says:

I am not able to find Wisk Detergent in San Antonio, Tx anymore. Can you tell me why?

July 21, 2009 at 10:23 am
(31) laundry says:

Sharon, I have a call into Sun Product’s Consumer Relations. I will report their answer about Wisk detergent just as soon as they reply!

July 31, 2009 at 11:09 am
(32) laundry says:

Sharon, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(33) shelleydf73 says:

Hi, I am having the same problem locating Wisk down in south Louisiana. Our major store (Walmart, Target) do not carry it. Is there any way to request it to be sold down here again??

July 24, 2009 at 10:55 am
(34) laundry says:

Shelley, I’m working on the case of the missing Wisk! I’ll let everyone know when I discover some answers.

July 31, 2009 at 11:08 am
(35) laundry says:

Shelley, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm
(36) Dot says:

I LOVE Wisk HE 2x. I have the large Whirlpool frontloading washer and I use 2-3 tablespoons of detergent per load; a bit less than recommended. Whites are brilliant, blacks stay black, excellent stain removal, and no color bleed at any temperature. Clean rinsing. Little perfume. Compact bottle. An added plus is that between washes my washer always smells clean and fresh. My sister has a Neptune frontloading washer that had mildew and “swamp smell” between washes; she started using Wisk and the problem disappeared.

July 24, 2009 at 10:57 am
(37) laundry says:

Dot, Great endorsement! You are so right that many of us use too much detergent. Everyone should try cutting the normal amount they use in half and see if they notice a difference. If so, gradually add some back. I’ll bet you’ll still be using less!

July 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(38) Debbie M says:

Another Wish lover, who can’t find it anywhere on Long Island.

July 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm
(39) Debbie M says:

Oooops……….meant Wisk

July 31, 2009 at 11:08 am
(40) laundry says:

Debbie, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm
(41) valerie says:

Where can I buy Wisk in St. George, UT? I used to buy it at Target, but they don’t seem to carry it any longer. I have tried several grocery stores.

Thanks.

July 31, 2009 at 11:07 am
(42) laundry says:

Valerie, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 27, 2009 at 3:15 am
(43) Vera says:

I love using wisk and can’t find it in AZ.
I still have a rain check for K-Mart.
They told me they discontinued it.
Is that true of all the stores?

July 31, 2009 at 11:07 am
(44) laundry says:

Vera, Here is Wisk’s answer!

July 30, 2009 at 9:10 am
(45) mary says:

add roanoke va to list of missing wisk can’t seem to find it any where walmart,kroger etc.

July 31, 2009 at 11:06 am
(46) laundry says:

Mary, here is Wisk’s answer!

July 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm
(47) Christine says:

I purchased my very first Wisk Laundry Detergent…great price at BJ’s over other brands who have same ize and 2x and 3x.

Big time Complaint.
The container has leaked all over my laundry shelf and down over other shelves. YES, I checked to make sure the lid was not opened to much. It was hardly even turned. It is leaking from the seam on the bottle. I would not only like a refund but a coupon for anothr free. I hav liked the 7 or so loads I have done.

August 1, 2009 at 7:57 am
(48) laundry says:

Your readers can contact Wisk customer service at WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK.

August 1, 2009 at 7:58 am
(49) laundry says:

Christine, contact Wisk customer service at WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK. Good luck!

August 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm
(50) Samantha says:

Now I can’t find Wisk HE at Sam’s or BJ’s either…….I live in NE Ohio and I used to be able to get it at Walmart. Then they stopped and I had to go to BJ’s or Sam’s……..HELP !! I love this detergent :-(

August 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm
(51) laundry says:

Samantha, contact Wisk customer service at WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK to find it in your area. Good luck!

August 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm
(52) KJ says:

I can not find WISK anywhere, anymore. Where can I BUY IT IN THE EAST SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OF CA?

August 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm
(53) laundry says:

Contact Wisk customer service at WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK. They will be able to tell you what stores in your area carry the product. Good luck!

December 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm
(54) Stealth says:

I can’t find Wisk any where in big City where we never had a problem finiding anything in this world Los Angeles. NO Wisk anywhere, I wote a few email and I think they do not have the capacity to handle the supply and demand. they need to learn suply and demand. I don’t think all these people stupid enough to say they can’t find the product. It’s simply no Wisk period. I have tried Tide liquid and somehow I did not like. This company should go down just like the others chapter 11.

January 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(55) Sheryl says:

I’ve used Wisk for 30 years….love it. The only detergent that works for the farm! Can’t find it anyway. Where can it be purchased in Kokomo, Indiana!?!?!?

January 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm
(56) laundry says:

Contact Wisk customer service at WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK. They will be able to tell you what stores in your area carry the product. It is also available from Amazon.com by mail order. Good luck!

February 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm
(57) Mom says:

SAMS CLUB carries wisk. I love it and that’s the only place we can find it.

February 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm
(58) Brenda Godbold says:

Help! No wisk to be found in Bakersfield , CA…..
Is it in CA At alll……Want my Wisk back…
Thanks Brenda

February 16, 2010 at 9:03 am
(59) laundry says:

Contact Wisk customer service at WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK. They will be able to tell you what stores in your area carry the product. It is also available from Amazon.com by mail order. Good luck!

March 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm
(60) Michelle says:

I found the 64 load HE Wisk for Cold Water at Wal Mart, and purchased 3 of them. Went back to purchase more, it is no longer in the store, in fact there are no Wisk Products at Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway. I live in Modesto, California and have purchased Wisk for years, but can not seem to find it anywhere in our area anymore. Has something changed in distribution?

May 6, 2010 at 1:46 am
(61) Simon says:

Just brought one from Costco San Francisco CA. First time buyer is for my HE washer. Hope is good.

May 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm
(62) Amy Smith says:

Recently, the plastic spout on my container of Wisk 2X he detergent (which I’ve had for close to a year because I use so little detergent in my front loader) came loose and fell into the detergent. When I looked down into the container to see if I could pry the spout back up, I noticed a couple of brown blobs floating in the detergent I’m so grossed out. When I pored them out to inspect, they seem to be the same consistency of the detergent, and dissolved upon rubbing between my fingers. I did report it to customer service. Any idea what this stuff could be?

May 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm
(63) laundry says:

Amy, you did the correct thing in reporting your problems to Wisk’s customer service. I’m no chemist but I have a feeling that the brown “blobs” have occurred due to a separation of the detergent’s ingredients. Many detergents contain fatty acids and it sounds like that might be the cause. Let us know what Wisk reports!

September 8, 2010 at 8:05 am
(64) Kym says:

CVS carries WISK…Ohio peeps!

September 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm
(65) Cindy Donald says:

I am 54 years of age and have used Wisk as long as I can remember. I live in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and can not find wisk anywhere. Sometimes, my friend finds Wisk for me in London, Ontario. Please help me out, where can I buy wisk in Brantford???
Thanks for your help.

Cindy

September 10, 2010 at 10:21 am
(66) laundry says:

Cindy,

I’ve put out a call to About Canada forum members, perhaps they will be able to help. You can contact WiskUSA@sunproductscorp.com or 1-800-ASK-WISK. I’ll keep looking! Mary

September 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm
(67) Shirley says:

I tried your new stain Wisk product and was very unhappy with it. It did nothing for the simple food stain on a placemat. I am going back to Tide and will put the rest of Wisk on the top shelf.

January 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm
(68) lynn says:

I bought Wisk HE at Costco and have nothing but problems. It clogs everything up causing my Electrolux washer to not work properly

January 7, 2011 at 8:25 am
(69) laundry says:

Lynn, here are a couple of things to help with your problem. Be sure to shake the detergent container before using; some products can settle and thicken. To help your machine run better, pour some very hot water into the detergent dispenser to help remove any built-up residue. You may need to do this several times and then run an entire cycle using hot water. Hope this helps.

March 24, 2011 at 11:31 am
(70) Gidgett says:

I PURCHASED STAIN SPECTRUM WISK DEEP CLEAN 64 LOADS and have used your product for years and this is the first time this happened. I love the way it cleans. I was using a bottle the other day and as i have always done, i always pour over the washer, opened the bottle, pour into cap and all of a sudden my washer was full of wisk. The cap inside of the bottle was broken and it poured most of the detergent in the washer. I was not happy about this, but thankful it went in washer and not every where else. I am very unhappy about the waste. Gidgett

March 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm
(71) laundry says:

Gidgett, You can address the problem with Wisk by going online to their contact form. Or, you can call or write the manufacturer directly at Sun Products Corporate Office, 60 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 – 203-254-6700. Sorry all that happened!

November 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm
(72) Martha says:

I love Wisk and have used it for a long time. I used to buy it at Meijer Stores or Walmart. Suddenly it disappeared from Meijer and Walmart as well as Kroger, Target, K-Mart, and a locally owned grocery chain, Martin’s Supermarkets. I am in extreme northern Indiana in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. I happened to be shopping at Meijer several months ago and saw a bunch of bottles of Wisk on clearance and bought every one they had, but when those are gone, I’m going to need to know where to go to buy more.

My only complaint is that sometimes the pour spout will dislodge from the top of the bottle and fall down inside the jug.

On a different note, I have found that using about 1/10th of the recommended amount still works great. I do pre-treat stains, but find that you don’t need nearly the amount recommended.

November 6, 2011 at 11:14 am
(73) laundry says:

Martha, when your stash runs out, visit Wisk.com. They have a product locator that will help you find Wisk in your area. Good luck!

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