What Is A Tide Pod?
A tide pod is a container used to store laundry detergent. Tide pods are usually made from plastic or metal and have a lid with a handle. They come in different sizes, but they all contain the same amount of detergent: 1/2 cup per load. You simply place your loads into the pod and close it up tightly. Then you put them away until needed again (or when you’re done).
The main benefit of using a tide pod is that it allows you to save money. Instead of buying expensive containers for each load, you only need one container instead. Also, if your laundry room is small, then you may not want to buy several large containers for every load.
Tide pods allow you to reduce the number of storage units required while still getting the benefits of having just one container rather than multiple smaller ones.
How Do Tide Pods Work?
Tide pods work by releasing detergent through the top of the container. The detergent is released at a certain rate based on how much water is in the container. When there’s enough detergent inside, the lid opens and you pour out whatever was left in your load. There are two types of pods available: round and square. The round ones are meant to be used in a front loading machine and the square ones are meant to be used in a top loading machine. You can usually use either, but you should consult the directions on the container to be sure.
How Do I Choose The Right Tide Pods?
If you’ve never used a tide pod before, then you may be wondering which kind to buy. There are several different types, but each one has its own pros and cons. It’s important to choose the right one that’s going to meet your needs. Here are some options to choose from:
Stain Release Pods: These pods are designed specifically to release detergent better when it comes to stains. They’re great for fighting things like ground in dirt or red wine. The best way to use these pods is by soaking your stains for at least ten minutes before putting them into the wash.
Unlike other types of pods, stain release ones are not meant to be used alone. You should always use these pods in combination with detergent.
Bright Clean Pods: These are designed to bring out the natural colors in fabrics. They’re good for use on loads that contain colored fabrics. You should never use these pods on loads that only contain white clothes because it can fade them.
Also, you shouldn’t use these pods by themselves. Always use them in combination with detergent.
Dark Clean Pods: These pods are specifically designed to bring out the natural colors in dark fabrics such as black clothes. They’re useful for taking out things like red wine or grass stains from darker clothing items.
Sources & references used in this article:
Preventing laundry detergent pod toxicity by MT Quail – Nursing2019, 2018 – journals.lww.com
Ingestion of laundry detergent packets in children by LW Shah – Critical care nurse, 2016 – AACN
Comparison of pediatric exposures to concentrated “pack” and traditional laundry detergents by MB Forrester – Pediatric emergency care, 2013 – journals.lww.com
Dangerous detergent: Dealing with the tide pod challenge by K Robson – 2019 – sk.sagepub.com
The rationality of literal tide pod consumption by RH Murphy – Journal of Bioeconomics, 2019 – Springer