The saga of the smelly washing machine may have entered a new cycle. Tide -- makers of spring-smelling detergents and equally fragrant fabric softeners -- have come out with a Washing Machine Cleaner designed to eradicate the "malodor" that afflicts so many front-loading washing machines.
Although Tide is not the first to introduce such a product (others like Whirlpool's Affresh odor-fighting tablets have been out there for a bit) it is good to see a heavy-hitting cleanliness company get into the clean washing machine movement.
Two important questions emerge: Do the new products work at all, and which do consumers prefer?
As my own front loader accumulates a bit of scum, look for a "tablet test" to see which of this new generation of cleaning products gets the job done.
Have you used a washing machine cleaning product lately?