Pros:OxiClean has removed the soap scum, pink mildew stains and general yuk from our home.
Cons:It does not work on grease. The container is not child safe.
The Bottom Line: OxiClean performs as it says -- which is refreshing in these days of infomercial-hype and aftershock.
I will purchase another tub of OxiClean in a larger size.
OxiClean is a powder substance that contains sodium percarbonate, and sodium carbonate. It is manufactured by OrangeGlo International.'
Orange Glo International, Inc.
P.O. Box 3998
Littleton, CO 80161
I began hearing about OxiClean on late night TV infomercials. I watched as the stains vanished. And I thought "Yeah, right?..?" But I spotted a 1.5 lb. container of OxiClean at my local Wal-Mart for the low price of $3.97 plus tax. I thought sure, I'll try it.
I came home and read the container. Okay, there is a scoop inside. The directions say to mix with warm or hot water, easy enough. I will say that the scoop in the container is not marked, so you are guessing when mixing 1/8th of a scoop for "general cleaning" as instructed on the outside of the container. Also, only mix as much as you think you will use in one session of cleaning, as the recommendations are flush the remaining solution down the toilet. OxiClean is an eye irritant and oxidizer. So do be very careful in handling this product. Also, do not handle the container with wet hands or put a scoop back into the powder if it is damp. OxiClean produces gasses as it reacts with water, so do not use this product in a sealed container. An old 16oz plastic flip top shampoo bottle served as my squirt bottle. (I didn't send in for the infomercial starter kit)
OxiClean is good stuff because it does what it says it will on the stains I've tried it on at my house. So far, I've treated a mildewed shower curtain, urine stain on the carpet, grime on the counter tops, exterior plant dirt on the outside of my trailer, blood stains, toilet bowl, walls, air conditioner grill work, broiler pans, and laundry booster. I have only one stain that would not come out, and sadly, its a grease stain. OxiClean states right up front that it will not work on grease stains. Oh well...
OxiClean is also good stuff because of the price. For $3.97 I was able to purchase a 1.5 lb tub of this powder. I have used it at its weakest strength for most of my cleaning problems. At this price, my purchase should last at least 3-6 months, maybe more. Unless I go on a massive cleaning spree. Now, the container says that it will treat 37 loads of laundry using a full scoop. So how many tablespoons is that? 74 Tablespoons of OxiClean
are in the 1.5# tub. If only use 1/4 of a Tablespoon for most cleaning needs, well, you can figure that out... It is economical.
OxiClean is not recommended for silk and wool fabric. It didn't say exactly why, but it is caustic, so it probably breaks the fibers down in some manner. I haven't called the phone numbers yet, nor have I spoken to my chemist friend about it, but she told me to buy it. Now, she is using it to treat a toe nail fungus. Okay, she's a chemist, I'm not going that far with it. She told me that there are things that OxiClean won't touch like rust stains and grease.
OxiClean is a product that emits gas as it reacts with water and it will hurt your eyes. So, be careful when mixing and point the container you are mixing in away from your or anyone else's face. Also, wearing rubber gloves would be helpful as OxiClean will dry out your skin, possibly cause a chemical burn.
Also, do not mix with chlorine bleach!!! Advice from my chemist friend , and a warning on the tub. I haven't tried it. Don't plan to.
OxiClean is not sold in child safe containers. So if you have curious little ones in the house, this product should be stored in a safely locked cabinet out of reach of young hands.
You should test the solution you are using on fabric and carpet to make sure the color will stay in the fabric. Yes the manufacturer is very up front about this too.
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