Detergent Companies Are Unhappy With Our Efficient Washing Machines

Detergent Companies Are Unhappy With Our Efficient Washing Machines

High-efficiency washing machines, which use less water to clean your clothes, are an advance that most customers seem to like. Do you know who doesn’t like them, though? Detergent manufacturers. With traditional machines, consumers can dump any old amount of detergent in with our clothes, and it doesn’t matter. With a high efficiency machine, using too much detergent causes problems, so consumers are finally using the correct amount of detergent. [More]

Shocker: Cheap Liquid Dish Soap Cleans Just As Well As The Pricey Stuff

Shocker: Cheap Liquid Dish Soap Cleans Just As Well As The Pricey Stuff

Looks like that whole “you get what you pay for” thing doesn’t exactly apply to liquid dish soap. According to our siblings at Consumer Reports, there are plenty of dirt-cheap dish liquids that do the same job as the stuff with the fancy name and label. [More]