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High-efficiency laundry detergents are meant for use with HE washers. The reason? HE washers use a lot less water than their regular standard counterparts. HE detergents, therefore, produce fewer suds and are capable of providing cleaning power even in a low-water environment. If you tried to use regular laundry detergent in an HE washer, you'd end up with residue on your clothing. You can, however, use HE detergents in your regular washing machine. High-efficiency detergents are available in the same varieties as regular detergent (for sensitive skin, eco-friendly, plant-based, etc.). Choose from different formats, as well, including liquid, pods, or powder. 

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