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The Ultimate High Efficiency Detergents Quiz
by Staff
You've probably heard a lot of talk about the latest and greatest in washing machines: the high efficiency (HE) washer. Curious about how they work and what detergents are best used in them? Take our quiz and find out.

How many gallons of water does a standard washing machine use?

  • 10 gallons
  • 20 gallons
  • 50 gallons

How many gallons of water does a high efficiency (HE) washing machine use?

  • 10-12 gallons
  • 18-25 gallons
  • 40-45 gallons

What is another bonus of an HE washing machine?

  • You get tax back from the government if you own one.
  • They are more gentle on the clothes because they tumble, rather than agitate them.
  • They spin the clothes faster, so they are drier when they come out of the machine.

What type of detergent is best for an HE washing machine?

  • soap flakes rather than detergent
  • regular detergent
  • specially branded HE detergents

Which brand of detergent is the current market leader?

  • Tide
  • Ariel
  • Fab

What does the 2X refer to in the Tide 2X Ultra HE detergent?

  • It refers to the fact that it contains twice the amount of product for half the price.
  • It refers to the fact that it is concentrated.
  • It refers to the fact that it is extra strength.

How much does it cost per load to use Tide 2X Ultra HE detergent?

  • $0.24
  • $0.56
  • $0.83

How much does the All 2X Oxy Active cost to use per load?

  • $0.15
  • $0.24
  • $0.36

What form does Gain Original Fresh HE come in?

  • concentrated
  • liquid only
  • powder only

Where in the machine does the most damage occur if you use regular detergent?

  • rubber gasket
  • engine
  • tumbling mechanism

Where is Up & Up Fresh Breeze detergent available?

  • the washing machine's manufacturer
  • Kmart
  • Target

What does it mean if you find soap bubbles in your clothing when it rains?

  • Your machine needs a service.
  • You have used a regular detergent in your HE machine.
  • You need to switch detergent brands.

How much does Seventh Generation Natural Powdered HE detergent cost per load?

  • $0.24
  • $0.36
  • $0.44

What happens if you use HE detergent in your regular washing machine?

  • Your washing machine will break.
  • Your clothes may have less fragrance.
  • Your machine may produce too many suds.

What is a benefit of Seventh Generation laundry detergent over other detergents?

  • It is "green."
  • It is available in powder and liquid.
  • It give the best fragrance.