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Not all liquid detergents are the same. Some smell better, some are formulated for different water temperatures, and some really do clean better. The one that is best for you depends on your concerns and your clothing. High-efficiency detergents are low-sudsing detergents that are good for most newer washing machines. Cold water detergents save energy by cleaning without the need for hot water. Eco-friendly detergents are less harmful to the environment, but are also usually less effective at cleaning. Detergents with added fabric softener lessen static cling and make clothes feel softer after they are dry. There are also detergents with bleach alternatives, brightening agents, ones that won't adversely affect people with allergies, and ones formulated for use on delicates.

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