Discover How Tide PODS® and Tide POWER PODS® Work

Tide PODS® give you everything you need for a worry-free clean in easy-to-handle pacs. In today’s hectic and “always-on” world, it’s often hard to find time to do laundry, let alone rewash clothes when they don’t get cleaned properly the first time. Instead of worrying about measuring the right dose or pre-treating stains, just place a single pac of Tide PODS® into your washer drum before starting your wash. It’s that simple!

When large loads start to pile up, and stains begin to set in, use Tide POWER PODS®, packed with 50 percent more cleaning power* to tackle large loads.

The unique design of the PODS®, not only are ideal for your clothes, but are the most compact Tide detergent--making it great for the environment too! This design is made possible by the water-soluble film, made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH) – a well-known and safe material used for over 20 years in a range of everyday items and lots of other household products.

3 in 1 technology

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How do Tide PODS® work?

Tide PODS® pacs give you the cleaning power you need with three compartments containing ingredients that bring a unique cleaning power to your wash - even when used in high-efficiency machines. The unique design of the pacs means the ingredients are kept separate, and the film dissolves completely in water - even cold water.

The key to the unique design of the Tide PODS® and these three compartments is the water-soluble film, made from polyvinyl alcohol, also known as PVOH or PVA, a well-known and safe material. PVA is specifically engineered to be effective, efficient, and is proven safe for humans and the environment. In fact, the EPA’s Safer Choice program recommends it as a chemical that’s safe for people and for the environment. The Safer Choice designation means that a chemical meets stringent criteria around human safety and environmental impact.

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Small, but Powerful

Tide PODS® are the most compact Tide detergent ever. With no more dosing concerns and less space taken up, these little pacs are the revolution your laundry needed, and they work well as an HE detergent, too. Combining brightening, gentle care, and simplicity in powerful, individual packages, Tide PODS® pacs are here to deliver all-around brilliant results to your laundry, every time. 

With Tide PODS® pacs, you can be sure to get the same great results for your laundry without the need to spend time accurately measuring out the right dose. Just put a pac into your washer, add your laundry, set the wash cycle, and hit go.

A pictogram of a magnifying glass over a Tide PODS® capsule showing how small but powerful it is

Tackles Even the Largest Obstacles

Over the past few decades, washing machines have not only became more efficient in cleaning your clothes, but also, they have gotten a whole lot bigger. The larger the drum size, the more clothes you can fit inside the washer, and the less energy per pound of laundry your machine consumes. Sounds like heaven, right? Well, there’s one catch. Larger laundry loads usually contain more dirt, and more time between washes means stains have more time to set into your clothes, making them harder to remove. Additionally it’s often hard to tell just how big these loads are, so you may not be using enough detergent.

Don’t worry, Tide has the perfect solution for you! Designed for large loads, the innovative Tide POWER PODS® are equipped with more cleaning ingredients and freshness power than two regular-sized Tide PODS® to better remove the dirt in today’s large loads and make sure your clothes get clean!

Large laundry loads with pods

Cleans More Than 900 Laundry Combinations

Your washing routine isn’t as simple as just throwing clothes into the washer and pressing the on button. In fact, there are more than 900 different laundry combinations when you consider all the possible types of stains, the contents of your laundry, machine efficiency, and other factors. 

With different washing machine load sizes, degree of staining, and water hardness, achieving truly clean clothes takes a bit more power. Using a detergent that is compatible with all machines, even those that require an HE detergent, means you can take your cleaning power to the next level. All Tide laundry detergent pacs are HE compatible!

Like any household detergent – keep out of reach of children.

A pictogram of washing symbols showing more than 900 laundry combinations

*Compared to Tide Original Liquid.