I never use bleach because I'm afraid I will ruin our clothing, which definitely limits my options for stain removal. I've tried several sprays and even the messy sticks, but they aren't very reliable. That's why I use OxiClean! I've used it for years, even before I had children, for those tough stains I knew nothing else could get out.
For this review I had a chance to really put OxiClean to the test on two of the dirtiest items in my wash for the week: a baby blanket with a huge ketchup stain the kids managed to get all over it and the steam mop cover after cleaning the dining room floor. As you can see in the pictures, the steam mop cover was almost black and the ketchup stain was a bright red color.
I used the OxiClean soaking tub I received to soak the items overnight in water and 1 scoop of OxiClean per gallon of water. By the next morning, the ketchup stain was almost completely gone and the cotton mop cover was noticeably lighter than before.
The Next Morning...
|You can barely see the ketchup stain, but it was still there!|
Baby Blanket Results
As you can see, the ketchup stain was completely gone! The blanket was not only clean, but looked whiter and brighter than it had in quite a while, considering it is over 2 years old.
Steam Mop Cover Results
As you can see, the cotton was cleaned thoroughly and almost like new! This is something my usual washing routine always failed to do and I was very impressed.
After reading the label on my tub of OxiClean, I learned that there are several uses for it beyond just laundry. The day of the "great ketchup accident", the kids managed to get ketchup all over our rug, too. I was able to use OxiClean to scrub the areas on the rug to easily remove the stain and leave the rug looking clean again! Now if I only had time to scrub the entire rug, it would look like new.
OxiClean cleans like no other and I'm once again reminded why I love it so very much! As the kids get older and are able to get dirtier and make bigger messes, OxiClean is definitely going to come in very handy!
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