Peter has shared with me a big concern he has with Ajax laundry detergent recently.
I have a big problem with the last THREE Ajax detergent bottles I have purchased in the past 2 weeks. When I opened the bottles, and poured the alleged detergent into my washing machine I realized that the liquid was little more than water!!!!
Is this how it SHOULD be? Or are recognizable drug store firms selling me "bootleg" products???
Whenever I have used these alleged products my laundry has been less-than-clean. Do you have any idea what's up?
Peter, I'm sorry that you've had trouble with Ajax laundry detergent.
Another reviewer (see below) has actually commented that she thought this detergent was "a bit watery." That tends to be the case with many lower priced detergents, although Ajax is advertised to be 2x ultra concentrated, so it shouldn't be all water.
Further, the way detergent looks is not always an indication of how well it works. We have been conditioned, through marketing, to believe thick rich detergents clean better, or give us a better value. Sometimes this can be true -- but not always. Each detergent should be judged on its own merits, but if it doesn't seem to clean well for you that is much more of a problem, in my mind, than whether it looks watery or not.
I would love to hear from other consumers of Ajax detergent -- do you feel the product has gotten waterier than it used to be? If so, have you also noticed a difference in how it cleans your clothes?
An SR101 Reader shared their own experiences with Ajax detergent, which were similar to Peter's experience above.
SR101 Reader says:
I haven't seen Ajax in years. My mom used it years ago, so when I saw it I thought I would try it.
The label said 2x concentrated, so I thought it would be thicker than it was. It was very watery. Which would be understandable if it just said Ajax, not Ajax concentrated. I'm glad I only paid $2.50 for it and not more.
I've also tried the new versions of Fab, Bold, and Oxydol. Also disappointing. They don't clean like they used to.
Thanks for sharing your experiences with Ajax detergent.
You are right that some of these old laundry detergent brands have been taken over by a new owner. For sure, I am aware that Ajax, Dynamo, Fresh Start and Fab were all taken over by Phoenix Brands, and I am sensing a trend that people aren't all that pleased with them from the reviews I've received.
There are some who like that the detergents are low cost, which is this economy is no small thing. On the other hand, people still want their laundry to get clean, and I've heard some complaints on that front.
I would love to hear from others too, about all these lower cost detergents. How have they worked for you? You can share your laundry detergent review here, telling me your experiences and opinions with these detergents.
Ajax Laundry Detergent Is One Of Few I'm Not Allergic To
Pat has shared his experience with this detergent.
I'm not allergic to Ajax laundry detergent, so I've been using it for more than 20 Years!
I am allergic to most detergents and Ajax has been non-allergenic for me.
However, I am having a difficult time finding it in my local stores in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I hope someone can help me locate this liquid detergent.
Thanks for sharing your review Pat, and I'm sorry you're having trouble finding it.
I have found that it is easier to find this brand in discount stores, such as dollar stores, or in big box stores such as Walmart, personally. I'd love to hear from others sharing where you've found it too.
In addition, you can always purchase it online, such as through the links provided on this page, if you're having trouble finding it in a store.
I bought this laundry detergent at Menard’s a while back. I remembered my mother using it in the 1970’s, and the slogan "Stronger than Dirt" and the knight on the white horse.
I had not seen it in the stores for years. I figured it was one of those old brands resurrected by a different manufacturer relying on the old name to sell it, much like Oxydol.
I was going to pass it up but it was only $5.99 for the 98 use size, and it came with the dispenser bottle and measuring cup. So, I gave in and purchased it.
The first time I used it I thought it was bit watery, but I wasn’t expecting much at the price. Surprisingly, it ended up being a very good detergent.
It smelled nice, made the laundry clean and worked well as a pretreater.
We had no problem with allergies or skin irritations.
It didn’t take much, only the measuring up full for a load of laundry. It had a nice fresh scent and wasn’t a highly foaming detergent.
I feel it is well worth the money, and that it does a great job cleaning and deodorizing even the dirtiest of laundry. This is definitely a keeper in my book.
Thanks Renaye for your Ajax detergent review.
You are right that Ajax is no longer manufactured by the same company anymore. It is now owned by Phoenix brands. Now they market the detergent as a great bargain brand. It seems to have fit the bill for you.
I have additionally gotten a comment from Alyssa, echoing your sentiments about it being a bargain price. She states:
Found this product at Walmart. I didn't even know they made laundry soap very cheap at only $2.50. Will differently buy it again.
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