Ages back, while I was still in Tiny House, there was an offer going on for a particular brand of laundry pods – my usual brand of laundry detergent, but the pods instead of the liquid.  I took advantage of the offer, but then didn’t use the pods until after I’d moved here.

So far they’ve been OK, but nothing special. Not massively impressed – to the point of “wouldn’t bother getting them again”.  They’ve been doing the job, but… yeah, nothing epic.

Anyway, this week I saw an advert on TV for (a different type of) laundry pods, which showed people putting the pod in first and then covering it with the laundry to be washed.

Oh!“, I thought. “I didn’t know that was how they’re supposed to be used“.  (I’ve been putting them on the top of the laundry or in the middle, same as I did with the liquid dispenser)

So I looked at the instructions on the container of my ones, and yep, pod under the washing, and if it’s a large load or hard water (which my area is) then use two.  Which is another “ooops”, as I’ve only been using one at a time.  (Because you pretty much expect it to be in a “one pod per wash” set up – or at least I did!)

Yes, I should’ve read the instructions. But I’ve been doing laundry now for decades – and I’m a boy – so that wasn’t my first consideration.  Ah well. Live and learn.

As a result, I’ll just have to see how they go when I’m now using them properly. Should be entertaining…

2 Comments on “Pods”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    I hate pods, and they are jolly expensive cf the discontinued compressed powder tablets that used to do the job really well.

    I do wonder what the ‘plastic’ covering is. Gelatine? Don’t tell the Vegan Brigade if so…

    Apparently you put them in first so they dissolve in the water that trickles down the back of the drum and pools, rather than get thrown into the machine door rubber.

    I really don’t think they wash well, and the smell of some of them is just so artificial.

    At least the lumps-of-plastic impossible-to-open tubs have now been replaced by plastic-lined cardboard in most cases.

  2. Lyle says:

    Yeah, I’m not impressed so far. But they were on a significantly good deal when I got them (basically BOGOF, but with extra loyalty-card points as well) so… *shrug* Gave them a go.

    But I don’t think I’d buy them again.

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