Green Cleaning has provided her Method Free and Clear laundry detergent review.
Green Cleaning says:
I was fortunate enough to get to product test this laundry detergent and its specially designed packaging prior to this new formulation coming to market. It was awesome.
I used it on some pen marks on shirts that had been washed and dried several times. I followed the package instructions and the pen marks came out.
I then tried it on bicycle chain lube on one of my cycling jackets and it came out as well.
Being an asthmatic with allergies to strong perfumes, I was especially pleased that there was no strong odors associated with this detergent as well as no dyes.
I also really like the compact packaging as well as its no drip delivery system.
Since this is a highly concentrated product, the lack of dripping as well as the special pump system which allows all of the detergent to be used is also great.
Further, the 20 FL OZ bottle delivers over 50 loads. Since for the most part I launder small loads which are not heavily soiled, I've been able to reduce the amount per load to almost half and still get clean laundry while increasing the number of loads I get per bottle.
And even though my apartment complex does not provide such a thing, this would be a great detergent for front loader washers because of its high concentration and low volume. I was so happy when this detergent came on the market. And besides how well it cleans and the packaging, etc., the product is primarily made from plant-based material and is 95% biodegradable.
Overall, a hit in my house. I recommend it to all my friends and family.
Thanks Green Cleaning for providing your Method Free and Clear laundry detergent review.
Several reviewers have specifically commented on how much they like the laundry dispenser, when reviewing this product (see here, for example).
However, interestingly, another reviewer wrote me to say that she actually did not get 50 loads from the bottle, but much less (see here). I think the difference was she said that she washed large loads of laundry, so she used 4-5 pumps each time, while you say you wash small loads, so you've reduced the number of pumps.
Another reviewer (see here) says she uses exactly 4 pumps each time. I would love to know from other readers, what have you noticed about the pump? Do you think you actually use less or more detergent this way, and do you actually get all the loads promised for the size purchased?
Taylor's Method Laundry Detergent Review: Free & Clear Version
I just finished up by bottle of this earth friendly detergent, in the free and clear scent, so I wanted to share my opinions and experiences with it, with you.
Overall, I thought this detergent cleaned clothes just fine -- not better, not worse than other brands.
However, despite that I doubt I would buy this brand again, just because it is EXTREMELY expensive!
As you can see it said I was buying a 50 load bottle, but in reality I only got about half that number of loads out of it.
The reason -- because it says clearly on the instructions, four pumps for large loads, two pumps for small loads, and the loads per bottle are calculated according to small loads.
I don't do small loads of laundry, at least not for non-delicate clothing. Come on, I've got 3 active sports kids, and a husband who also does lots of sports. We wash clothes a lot!
Plus, washing bigger loads is more eco-friendly than washing in smaller loads, since less water is used overall this way.
It frankly made me mad that I was paying basically double the expected cost per load because of this discrepancy.
That being said, I actually loved the pump system for dispensing the detergent, once I got used to it.
The first time I tried to use the pump I didn't aim well and ended up squirting it all over the fabric softener dispenser. Oops!
But once I got the hang of it it was quite a convenient way to dispense the detergent and there was no measuring! I love that, plus it didn't drip which I find annoying and a pain in the butt (see All Free & Clear's big bottle, I'm talking to you!)
FINAL THOUGHTS: If this detergent was less expensive I would buy it again, but the cost is really just prohibitive, in my opinion.
Plus, the company really needs to fix the discrepancy in the number of loads advertised on the bottle since it feels a lot like tricking people to me!
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