Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean Laundry Pacs

Consumer Reports has just released a report, stating that Kirkland Signature’s Ultra Clean Laundry Detergent Pacs perform slightly better than Tide Pods and are cheaper, 8 cents less per load!

The Tide Pods came in first last year and was the only laundry detergent pod recommended but it looks like Costco’s Kirkland brand has nudged them out of first place this year.

Kirkland Signature Laundry Detergent Pacs Costco

We haven’t used these laundry detergent pacs/pods/tablets before. But the instructions seem simple enough. Put 1 pac into the washer drum, then add laundry.

1 pac = 1 medium load.

The pacs look like laundry detergent pre-measured and packed into individual units that presumably dissolves in water (so you shouldn’t touch it with wet hands!).

The container states some patented “Catch and Release Technology” though it’s not clear what that is exactly.

There are 90 pacs in one container and it costs $13.99. There is a $2.75 coupon (limit 1) in June’s coupon book.

This would reduce the price to $11.24 or $0.125 per load. The Tide Pods costs $0.233 per load.

Item number 689476.

The coupon is valid from 06/13/13 to 07/07/13.

Have you tried the Kirkland Signature laundry pacs? Do you like it?

Kirkland Signature Laundry Detergent Pacs Costco

Kirkland Signature Laundry Detergent Pacs Costco

  • Nett

    I had to come on the Internet to see if anyone else noticed their clothes coming out cleaner, brighter, & especially whiter when using the Kirkland laundry Pods. The first time I noticed this was while folding handkerchiefs (yes…my husband still insists on them rather than tissues). The white handkerchiefs definitely looked whiter. Then I noticed that my printed colored blouse looked brighter. I was just wanting to know if anyone noticed the same thing. BTW…my washer is a front load machine.

    • Olli

      hi Nett,
      Thanks for sharing your observations. We don’t use laundry pacs but your comments have us intrigued now! Cleaner, brighter and whiter sounds good :) Maybe we’ll pick up a container next time it’s on sale.

      • Nett

        I forgot to mention that I have a front load washing machine and I do use warm water to wash plus I follow the instructions to drop the pods into the bottom of washer before I load the clothes or towels.

  • Chris Giebler

    I bought these last week and returned them promptly. The packs do NOT dissolve completely. They leave a sticky residue on your clothes. And if you don’t see it, and put the clothes in the dryer, it glues your clothes together. I had to soak clothes in HOT water to get the “glued” clothes to loosen up so I could re-was them. Check Amazon reviews on these. People are saying the same thing.

    Bottom line: good soap, but bad packs that don’t dissolve.
    P.S. Yes, I have a front load washer, and yes, I put it in the tub with water before loading clothes. Still didn’t help. Skip this product altogether.