We currently use ALL unscented/uncolored for two reasons: 1) I do not feel it is necessary to dye detergent so that I feel like it works better and 2) we use enough perfumes in our daily lives that I don’t feel like I need to use fragrance in my detergent.
ALL is concentrated (3x), so the bottle is smaller and there is less packaging. The unscented version comes in a white bottle and is properly coded for recycling, so that makes me feel like I am helping the environment out a bit.
ALL has a very good price point. I think I am currently paying about $3.99 for a bottle.
Overall I have been very pleased with ALL. It takes out the majority of stains my family encounters; however, if I had small children, I do not think I would be as happy with the stain-removing qualities.
I have found that when I get a grass stain or blood on clothing, they must be pre-treated with a separate pre-treater.
I would then need to rinse it out quickly (normally while the wash water is filling) and then rub in ALL detergent. Even after all of that, it doesn’t necessarily get out all of the stain.
If you just need a basic detergent, ALL fits the bill; however, if you need something more heavy-duty, you may be better off trying a different detergent.