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Saturday, February 06, 2010

OxiClean and Stains

A couple years ago I blogged about my frustration with stains on Kayla's clothing. I received a lot of great advice and have been doing better with getting hers (and now Lucas's) clothing stain-free.

However...they still have shirts that have stains that just elude me.

The main problem is when something clear, like juice, is spilled on their shirts and then it dries. Then I don't notice it (or forget about it later) so I don't get a chance to pretreat it and then I wash and dry it and the stain seems to be set in permanently.

OxiClean is coming out with 2 new products - OxiClean Max Force Power Paks and the Max Force Gel Stick Pre-Treater.

The Power Paks are put in the laundry with your clothes and give a boost to whites and colors.

The Gel Stick Pre-Treater works on those tougher stains, even set-in ones. Just rub the gel into the stain, let it sit for several minutes, and then throw in with a load of laundry. Because the gel stick has nubs on it to help get the gel into the stain, I noticed it didn't rub as smoothly on the clothing as products that have bristles.

The Gel Stick worked great on the fresh stains (that I remembered were on their shirts!) I tried the Gel Stick on a few shirts that had well set-in stains hoping it would get those completely out. A few of the stains did come out, the others faded. Next time I'll let the clothes sit for a little bit longer with the gel on it before putting it in the laundry...and hope that another round will get those stubborn stains out!

Both of the new OxiClean products are made with the "4-in-1 stain fighting power." These products will be available in stores starting in mid-February.

I think as long as I have kids in the house, fighting stains will be a never-ending battle!

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of OxiClean and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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Bailey's Leaf said...

I found that when K- was a baby, I used to shout the front of every single shirt and onesie. I couldn't see stains, but I suspected that they were there.

Good to know that there will be new items to add to my laundry arsenal. I fancy myself somewhat of a laundress and am always happy to test new stuff out there to help make my job a little easier.

Thanks for letting us know!

Wendy said...

I use Oxi-clean too, found it is the most effect! I treat the stain with Oxi-clean and then I would wash the item when I did laundry. Before I would throw it in the dryer I would check to see if the stain was gone (yes a pain) If it wasn't I would soak the item in a bucket of oxiclean for a couple of days then re-wash and usally this did the trick.... I also now carry a tide pen or something like it to treat a spill immediately which helps some. However if the new Oxi products coming out could simplify my laundry woes I am all for that!!

Tricia said...

I loved reading your blog tonight. Your children are precious and look so happy.

Christina said...

Thanks for the tips, I was just thinking about this issue the other day!