It seems to work on my laundry a ok!!?
It seems to work on my laundry a ok!!?
My husband is a chef and I'm always trying to find new products to get the stains out of his chef coats. I find oxi to be very weak I soak his coats overnight in oxi clean and wash them the next day and has very little affect on the stains. However I will say that oxi works great for stains in carpets.
I bought this product to whiten some towels. Since the label stated safe for all colors I also put some stripped dishtowels in the load. They came out with the colored strips streaked. Looked awful. When I called customer service the rep said I had likely used too much of the product. No I didn't. I used one scoop as directed. This product also left a residual in my machine that was hard to rinse out.
I absolutely love OxiClean. I use it in every load of laundry. It is so simple to use. I sprinkle a scoopful onto my clothes before I start the washer. When I take my clothes out the washer they smell so fresh and look so clean.
I have only tried Oxi-Clean just a handful of different times. I basically bought it to get out a stain out of my carpet. My son spilled his cup of red koolaid all over my beige carpet. I tried other carpet cleaners and the stain would NOT come out. So I decided to give Oxi clean a try. It took a few treatments, but the red koolaid stain eventually came out. It is very easy to use to remove stains from your carpet. You mix the Oxi clean powder with water and dab the spot with the Oxi clean solution, rinse, then after it dries vacuum. I have also used oxi clean to boost the color of my white clothes. Oxi clean seemed it did a nice job at making my white clothes look more brighter and newer.
I've been using Oxi Clean for a few years now, and have always been satisfied with the results I get when adding it to the laundry with my regular detergent. I've seen the commercials on TV, but thought nothing can completely remove stains that well. Yesterday, I witnessed it for myself! I have a beautiful hand crocheted doily that is all of 45 years old - no kidding. It was made for my mother by our filipino housegirl when we lived in the Philippine Islands. I was only in 6th grade at the time. I inherited this doily & used it over the years. Somehow it ended up in the laundry room with brown stains all around the edges. I was afraid to wash it because of its age, so it stayed there for several months. Then it hit me - why not try soaking it in Oxi Clean? What do I have to lose? To my amazement, after soaking about half an hour in hot water with Oxi Clean, then rinsing it out, it looked almost new! I was blown away! I only wish I had taken a "before" picture. It is now on my antique end table again, and I can't help but notice how beautiful it looks every time I walk by!
OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Powder is a good stain blaster and cleaning product. I like the price point of oxiclean over the other leading chemical laden whiteners and laundry boosters. I use this product on whites as well as darks. It does not make the colors bleed nor does it create white spots on the dark clothes, as does detergents that say they have color friendly bleach. I have found that they neither work nor do they brighten my loads. Doing laundry is a big deal and a lot of manual labor, even with all the modern clothes washers and dryers, so when I do expend the labor necessary to maintain clean clothes and catch up on the pile that seems to happen overnight, I want to know I am using something on my clothes that helps them clean brighter and creates that clean spark that makes the labor done right, well worth the energy expenditure. This product is harsh on the hands so I use gloves when cleaning with it, like the bathtub, which gets exceptionally white when I sprinkle this on the porcelain, claw-foot tub, let it sit and work its magic, then when I scrub it off, the shine in the tub is inviting a bath to clean all the grub off of me from cleaning the house!
I buy a lot of vintage linens and tablecloths from the forties and fifties at estate sales and needless to say many of them come along with stains from fifty years ago. As I resell them , I want them to be stain free and clean for the new owner. I have used cheaper versions of OxiClean but none seem to work as well as this. It really removes the stains. It works a lot better in hot water than cold water for stain removal. I have used it on dirt stained jeans and clothes and it works well on them as well. I Do Not suggest you use it on delicates or thin fabric as I have had it eat holes right through it. But on your normal laundry or sheets it works fine. Also would be much too harsh on baby clothes and I don't recommend using it on them due to their sensitive skin. I like the product, it has no scent but cleans as well as Borax or other stain removal products. I like the product, works well but is very expensive.
New Egypt, NJ
UGH, just the other day I caught my husband adding liquid bleach to his sock laundering. He said that it gets them clean. Yeah, it gets them clean and weakens the fabric. Oxy-Clean Versatile Stain Remover Powder gets clothes clean. But, unlike liquid bleach, it doesn't eat holes in your socks, or make the threads weaken to the point of having your socks stretched out of shape. It's great for stained light-colored clothes. I wash socks and white undies in hot water and they come out white and clean. I use it on colors with cold water and have never noticed any fading. I don't add it to every load, because it's not always necessary. But, it has gotten grass stains out of the tennis shoes I wore when I mowed the lawn. And I really used to use it a lot when my children were little and would play in fast food play places. Their socks were disgusting after they played there, but Oxy-Clean would get them clean. I use a smaller than recommended amount in my front-loading washer and have never had a problem with it.
I don't use bleach on my clothes anymore. this is especially great on towels. after my monthly cycles this is what I use to clean up the stains from my underwear. be careful , however. the first time I used this product I thought it was like bleach. apparently its not. I soaked my underwear for a bit and it ate thru my underwear. I still have it as a reminder as not what to do. I stock up on this whether there is a sale (never) or not. I haven't found anything yet that I cant use this for. if you read the instructions they will tell you that you can use oxiclean to clean practically anything. for tough heavy jobs you may want to make a paste and leave it for several hours. also I would use gloves when using this cause it leaves your hands slippery and if you need to apply elbow grease you don't wanna be slipping all over the place. I only buy the oxiclean product full strength. I don't buy it mixed with something else so I cannot comment on those products.
New York, NY