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Tide Boost Stain Release - About.com Laundry Guide Product Review

Extra Stain Removal, Whitening and Brightening

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Tide Boost (formerly Tide Stain Release) is recommended for use when you need extra stain removal, whitening and brightening. It is formulated to work with Tide detergent but can be used with any laundry detergent.

Tide Boost Duo-Pacs

Tide Stain Release hit the market shelves in 2010 as a way to boost the performance of your laundry detergent. In early 2012, the name of the product was changed to Tide Boost. It is available as a pre-wash spray, liquid formula, duo-pacs, duo-pacs with febreze and duo-pacs free. This review will cover the original duo-pacs.

Tide Boost Duo-Pacs are safe to use in regular and high-efficency (he) washers. It is added directly to the washer tub - never place in a dispenser drawer. The duo-pac is added at the beginning of the wash cycle so it will dissolve in the fill water. One pac is recommended for an average load but two can be used for heavily soiled or large loads.

The duo-pacs can also be used as a pre-soak by dissolving the pac in a gallon of warm water. Stir to make sure the pac is fully dissolved. Submerge your stained or yellowed garment and allow to soak for one to six hours. Then wash as usual.

The listed ingredients are:

  • oxygen based bleach
  • sodium carbonate
  • bleach activator
  • enzymes

    The actual list of ingredients can be found on the P&G website. They are:

  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (pouch film)
  • Dipropylene Glycol diquaternium
  • Ethoxysulfatepolymer
  • Glycerin
  • LiquitintTM Orange
  • sodium percarbonate
  • nonanoyloxy benzene sulfonate
  • sodium carbonate
  • sodium sulfate
  • sodium aluminosilicate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • sodium alkylbenzenesulfonate
  • maleic/acrylic copolymer
  • amylaseenzymepolyethylene glycol
  • sodium palmitate
  • modified starch
  • proteaseenzymeglycerine
  • DTPA chelant (fragrance)

    The duo pacs have no waste since they dissolve in water. The outer bag is not recyclable in most areas. Tide Boost Duo Pacs are available in 10 count, 18 count and 34 count bags.

  • The Tide and P&G Story

    Tide, manufactured by Procter and Gamble, has been a part of American culture for more than seven decades. During those years, the formula, packaging and advertising have changed to meet the demands of the marketplace.

    To meet consumers' diverse laundry needs, Tide offers a variety of laundry products including Tide Total Care, Tide Sport with Febreze Freshness, Tide Coldwater, Tide with a Touch of Downy, Tide with Bleach Alternative, Tide high efficiency and 2X Ultra Tide liquid, as well as stain removal products like Tide Boost and Tide To Go Stain Remover Pen.

    P&G serves 4.4 billion customers in 180 countries around the world with a huge portfolio of brands including Pampers, Ariel, Pantene, Bounce, Bounty, Dawn, Charmin, Downy, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Braun, Fusion and Febreze.

    Laundry Guide Recommendation

    Tide Boost Due-Pacs are very easy and convenient to use and perform well as a stain remover on most food and dirt stains especially those that have a tannin (dye) component. They are not as effective on heavy oily stains like grease. I do like that they can be used as a pre-soak. You may find the liquid Tide Boost version easier to use so that the amount of product can be controlled.

    As with all single dose laundry products, the pac should be handled with dry hands to prevent early dissolving. The pacs should be kept away from children and pets to prevent accidental poisoning or eye injury when punctured.

    Tide Boost Duo-Pacs are more expensive than other oxygen-based bleach boosters. However, only you can determine if they work as the best stain remover for you.

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