Top 5 High-efficiency (HE) Detergents


Gain Original Fresh HE

Gain Original Fresh HE comes in powder form only. It's rated well in Consumer Reports for its cleaning efficiency, cost and scent. It costs about $0.15 per load.

HE Fact:

Some HE washing machine manufacturers will actually void your machine's warranty if you use non-HE detergent. Oversudsing can lead to a residue buildup in the machine -- specifically the rubber gasket in the interior door. This residue can eventually lead to mold growth and odor, so it's important to use the right detergent for your machine.