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vaknitter 12-16-2010 01:44 PM

OxiClean for laundry
Does anyone use OxiClean in their laundry? The rate of stains in my house seems to have grown exponentially with the birth of my son and I imagine it will only get worse as he gets more mobile. I feel like I spend all day stain spotting our clothes, wash cloths etc and yet they still come out of the laundry dingy. Does OxiClean really work as well as the commercials imply???

suzeeq 12-16-2010 02:02 PM

Yep, it or one of the other brands works pretty well.

HollyP 12-16-2010 04:02 PM

I love oxi clean! I used it washing all my uniforms when I in culinary school. Talk about stains! It was the only thing besides bleach that worked.

kmaclean 12-16-2010 05:04 PM

Agreed! I definitely have had good results with it and would recommend giving it a try :thumbsup:

christine 12-16-2010 06:14 PM

Love OxyCleaN
I don't know if it makes a difference in my laundry or not, but I put it in. I perfer bleach for the whites and clorox color safe for everything else. I have used a variety to spot treaters, but haven't found one I like.

I do LOVE oxiclean for keeping my stove clean. I soak those pans that are under the burners once a week, and they are sparkley and clean. It can remove the worst burnt on messes.

I bet it does the same thing in the laundry.

yarnrainbow 12-16-2010 06:35 PM

I swear by the stuff. I use it in my laundry consistently and don't have a problem with dinginess. It works really well on stains, especially the greasy stuff. However, I do pre-treat with Shout on the really bad stains (like blood, etc.)...better safe than sorry.

vaknitter 12-16-2010 08:31 PM

Thank you ! I will add OxiClean to my shopping list for tomorrow ! I do treat the really obvious/bad stains, but it seems as though his spit up and drool (his mouth run like a waterfall now that his teeth are erupting) must attract just dirt in general. I guess I notice it more with him b/c a lot of onsies and washcloths we were given for him are white. I personally don't wear a lot of white b/c I am a klutz and prone to ruining white clothes.

Woodi 12-18-2010 10:07 AM

I ust Oxy-Clean. It takes out even old stains which have been on a t-shirt through many unsuccessful washes. the no-name brand doesn't seem to do the same.

and to Yarnrainbow, I'd like to quote Jerry Seinfeld: "If you have blood on your clothing, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem right now". (LoL, loved that one!)

Sknitter56 12-18-2010 10:09 PM

OK...I'm telling my age now. I found my christening gown along with my brother's and sister's in my grandmothers trunk. Unfortuneately, they each had a decorative safety pin at the neck and some staining. I'm now 61 years old and my sister is 65, so you do the math. I soaked them in Oxy-Clean and all the rust stains came out and they all were white again. They are now vacuum sealed until I can get them framed in a shadow box of some kind. My grandmother hand-made them and they are beautiful. The Oxy-Clean worked wonderfully!

bvb51290 12-27-2010 06:06 PM

I use OxiClean in my laundry all the time. I also make a paste and pre-treat with it. When my kids were in onsies and crawling around, I would soak the really dirty clothes overnight in a bucket with OxiClean. It removed the accidents that leaked out of the diaper (if you know what I mean), burp stain, baby food stain, and all types of dirt and stain.

Have always had great results! Just follow the directions and you'll be very pleased.

Haven't tried on my stove, but I may now:aww:

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