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Tide Stain Release Powder - Tide Stain Release Product Review

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Tide Stain Release Powder - Tide Stain Release Product Review

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The Bottom Line

Tide Stain Release performs well using oxygen-based bleach and other ingredients to boost the effectiveness of detergent. The cost per use (approximately 38 cents per load) is a factor in considering when it should be added to your washer.
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  • Performs well in cleaning clothes and removing stains.
  • Simple to use.


  • Container contains no post-consumer recycled plastic.
  • Ingredient list is incomplete.
  • Cost per use is higher than other oxygen-based bleach products.


  • An in-wash booster for laundry detergent.
  • Performs well in removing stains.
  • Available in powder, liquid and duo packs.

Guide Review - Tide Stain Release Powder - Tide Stain Release Product Review

One of Procter & Gamble's latest laundry products is Tide Stain Release, an in-wash booster. Available in three forms - powder, liquid and individual duo packs which combine liquid and powder. Powder is available in 14, 26 or 50 oz.; liquid in 20, 36 or 68 oz. and duo pacs in 10, 18 or 34 count. All are readily available in retail stores and online. Promoted to work with detergent for any washable fabric to target and help remove fresh and dried stains in the wash.

I gave Tide Stain Release Powder a test with my regular detergent on a load of white t-shirts and socks. Following package directions, I added a scoop at the same time I added my detergent. Tide Stain Release can be used in standard or high efficiency machines.

The load of white laundry came out nice and clean but I really couldn't see a difference from just using my regular detergent. So, I tried it with some clothes that I had been wearing in my garden of southern red clay. The clothes had no stains after washing and I did not need to pretreat or soak the garments.

The package ingredient list says that the powder includes oxygen based bleach, sodium carbonate, bleach activators and enzymes. The powder formula actually includes 16 ingredients. You can see them all online as well as those for liquid and duo packs which differ slightly.

The plastic packaging for the powder is recyclable but did not indicate that any post-consumer recycled materials were used in the manufacturing.

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