All About Tide PODS®

All About Tide PODS®

Meet the new Tide Matic 4-in-1 PODS®, your laundry solution for all your dirty problems. These laundry PODS are filled with a super-concentrated detergent, and their small, compact doses mean minimal hassle for you. More than just a detergent, Tide PODS® gives you tough stain removal, amazing brightness, softness, and long-lasting freshness in 1 convenient POD.

Now, thanks to Tide Matic 4-in-1 PODS®, Tide’s latest and greatest innovation, not even oversized laundry loads and set-in stains can stand in the way of giving your clothes a refreshing, brilliant Tide clean. You won’t just see stain removal, but you’ll also get brighter colours, fresh and soft fabrics, whiter whites, wash after wash.

Read on to learn how to use laundry PODS to get the best out of your laundry with a little help from Tide.

How to Use Laundry PODS

One of the main advantages of laundry PODS is their ease of use, which makes life so much easier when it comes to getting the laundry basics right. Tide Matic 4-in-1 PODS® work in both top load and front load washing machines. Simply follow the instructions below to get an outstanding Tide clean.

Its special film enables the multi-chamber technology to dissolve completely in-wash to give you a powerful clean. Never cut it or peel the POD before use. Just put the pod in as it is. Read on to see the step-by-step guide on how to use Tide PODS®.

How to Use Tide PODS®: A Step-by-Step Guide

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    Step 1

    Determine the size of your load to avoid overloading your washing machine.

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    Step 2

    Open the child-safe packaging. The Tide Matic 4-in-1 PODS® package comes with an effective child-lock to keep little hands away from the laundry pods. The lid of the tub comes with built-in child locks, which you’ll need to open using both hands. Place a finger on each latch and place your thumbs outside the tub. Lift the lid by pinching and pushing the latches towards you and opening the cover. Inside, there is a pouch, which is also childproof. You’ll need to pull the pack with both hands to open the pouch. Make sure you take the laundry pod out of the box with dry hands.

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    Step 3

    Place the pod(s) at the back or bottom of the machine drum, not in the dispenser drawer. The number of pods necessary depends on the load size. Add 1 POD for one wash, but if you have a very large load size or very soiled clothes, add 2 Tide PODS®.

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    Step 4

    Place clothes into the washing machine directly on top of the laundry pod.

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    Step 5

    Select the appropriate wash cycle based on the garments' fabric care label and your machine’s instructions.

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    Step 6

    Close the pouch and box after use. Make sure you hear the click of the tub when closing it. Always store in a cool and dry place and keep it out of reach from children.

How to Dose Tide PODS®

Washing with Tide’s compact detergent pods is literally the easiest way to get your clothes clean and nice smelling. An easy rule to remember for dosing is 1 POD = 1 wash. Because Tide Matic 4-in-1 PODS® are pre-measured, you no longer need to measure or pour messy powdered or liquid detergents into your washing machine’s detergent drawer. If you have a very large load size or a lot of soiling, then you can add an extra pod to your laundry.

  • Simply place one Tide POD® into the back or bottom of your washing machine’s empty drum.

  • Add your garments, select your preferred wash program, and use the temperature setting indicated on the fabric care label of your garments.

  • Close the package after use and keep out of reach of children.

  • In case of heavily soiled loads, use two Tide PODS®.

Home Safety Tips when Using Tide PODS®

  • Keep laundry PODS in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and out of the reach of children, either in a locked cupboard or up on a high, hard-to-reach shelf.

  • Keep products in their original packaging with the labels intact.

  • Close the container with a click and place it out of the reach of children.

  • Childproof cabinets and drawers containing household cleaning and laundry items.

  • Follow all recommended product instructions and pay close attention to all home safety warnings, like ‘Caution,’ ‘Warning,’ ‘Danger,’ or ‘Keep out of reach of children’ statements.

  • To avoid the laundry PODS from dissolving before use, always handle the package and PODS with dry hands and never handle with wet hands.

  • Never let children handle laundry products and choose child safety products whenever possible to prevent children from opening the package.

  • Clean up any spills immediately as they occur.

  • Wash your hands after doing laundry, as well as any utensils you use to dispense or measure products.

  • Try to do laundry and other cleaning chores during your child’s downtime, like naptime, so your attention is not distracted.

  • Always follow the recommended product disposal information that is indicated on the label.

  • Never use empty detergent containers for storing any other materials, especially for anything intended for human consumption.

More Tips on How to Use Tide PODS®

  • Save the ‘Delicate’ cycle for use with lighter loads.

  • Avoid using laundry PODS in pre-wash cycles.

  • Switch to a warm setting whenever water is exceptionally cold, or if winters get cold where you are.

  • Make sure your wash cycle lasts at least 15 minutes.

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