Which laundry detergents are worth the money?

Posted at 8:11 PM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-08 20:11:27-04

Labels in the laundry detergent aisle are getting more complex when it comes to your choices. Now there are even vegan and gluten free detergents. But beware, these special detergents may disappoint.

Packaging isn't the only thing changing in the laundry detergent aisle.

Now there's more options for people wanting a different lifestyle and Consumer Reports found some clear winners and some confusing containers.

Rockin' Green Classic rock powder detergent is listed as vegan and gluten free.

Consumer Reports found the detergent was mediocre when it came to cleaning clothes.

Ology 2x HE is a liquid detergent has an eye-catching bottle, but it was mediocre in the Consumer Reports tests.

The best of the 78 detergents tested was Tide Ultra Plus Bleach Vivid White Plus Bright.

Consumer Reports found it performed the best in top and front loaders regardless if the water was warm or cold.

The only down side was that it was also the most expensive laundry detergent tested.

Wisk Deep Clean was best when it came to top loaders, but your options can change depending on if you want liquid detergent, powder or pods.