I’m all about convenience, especially in housekeeping matters, which is why I think products like laundry soap or dishwasher soap that come in easy to use packets are a brilliant idea…so long as they work properly. Since I’ve loved the dishwasher detergent packets (when I can find them on sale), I thought I would fall in love with the new Purex UltraPacks laundry detergent as well.
As far as convenience, it can’t be beat. You just throw the UltraPack in the washer with the rest of your clothes; I don’t even have to open the dispenser drawer on my front loader washer. As far as efficiency I am honestly disappointed. More than once I have pulled my clothes out of the dryer after using one of the UltraPacks only to find large, hard clumps of detergent on random clothing articles. It comes out the next time I wash it, but I expect my clothes to be clean of everything including soap when they come out of the washer.
I did accidentally put an UltraPack in my dispenser once and it dissolved just fine and the clothes came out clean. I think that in a top-loading washer this product may work better because it would be agitated differently and dissolve differently, but just keep in mind that if you have a front loader, you may have issues with the pack completely dissolving.
I will say that our clothes do seem to be clean other than the globs of detergent, and stains seem to come out just fine. I would rather have a product that gets everything out and hope to see how Purex improves this product.
Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for this post. All opinions herein are mine.