Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kiss Those Stains Good-bye!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and OxiClean.



BlogHer: "Suz, would you like to review 2 brand new OxiClean products that have the ability to lift the toughest of stains (while making whites whiter and colors brighter)?"...

Suz: "Umm, do I live in a house with 4 rough and tumble 2.5 year olds???!"


"U Betcha!!!!" Just take a look at our family blog!

So, how do these products work?


Power Pak- No more messy liquids or powders! Just toss 1 power pak, along with your detergent, into the washing machine while filling. (For high efficiency machines, place 1 pak directly into the drum before adding laundry) Doesn't get any easier than that, folks! Paks will dissolve quickly upon contact with water.
To remove extra tough stains: Toss 1 power pak into a gallon of the warmest water allowable for the fabric, allow mix to dissolve, add clothes and soak for 1-6 hours.

Gel Stick- Place Gel Stick directly onto the stain, pressing down to dispense the concentrated gel. Rub into fabric and allow to stand 5-10 minutes before washing in the warmest water allowed for the fabric. For BEST results, treat stains immediately. (or, if you're like me...you can wait about a week and still get good results from those nasty, set-in-stains!)


There is no doubt in my mind that these OxiClean products would have prevented MANY different articles of stained clothing from ending up in the garbage over the past several years. The Max Force Power Paks and Max Force Gel Stick worked wonders for our laundry. I'll let the pictures do the talkin'...

Meet Savannah. My darling daughter who has a sweet tooth the size of Texas. Sav recently indulged in all sorts of sugary treats while celebrating at a birthday party.



I was cringing inside- thinking of all the stains that were forming on her brand new lollipop shirt!...wondering if I would be able to work them out. And like many of the stained clothing in our household- the shirt sat in the dirty clothes hamper for almost a full week! (I know, I know- some call it lazy, I call it extremely busy!) On day 6, I treated the stains using the Max Force Gel Stick and threw it in the washing machine (along with a full load & a Max Force Power Pak). Whallah!

Not only have the stains disappeared, but the color is absolutely amazing! These OxiClean Max Force Power Paks unleash active oxygen (hence the "Oxi-" in the namebrand) which BOOSTS laundry detergent--resulting in colors that POP!

How about gray sweats with marinara stains? No problemo!



As you can see, we get LOTS of food stains around here...



And in case you were wondering, a Mexican food restaurant after church (with our nicest Sunday attire) is just askin' for stains.



...but the OxiClean Max Force products are equipped with 4 different types of stain fighters and are safe for all colors and temperatures--even those "Sunday chinos"!



I thought for sure that we would be throwing these 2 white shirts away. You see, Mama was "busy" again, a week went by, and I completely forgot to treat the stains (are you seeing a pattern here?). But for the sake of this review, I thought I would try it anyway---the true test, right?!

Shirt #1:


Shirt #2:


HOLY COW! I'm a believer!


Things I ♥ about the OxiClean Max Force products:

- Work as advertised: lift our stains (even stains that have been sitting for a week!) and brighten our clothes
- Smell GREAT! (and who doesn't love good smellin' clothes?!)
- Save us time & money by not having to re-run the washing machine over and over- trying to scrub out stains
- Safe for any type of clothing in any temperature
- Convenient and easy to use
- I'm seriously going to keep these products on hand at ALL times!


Things to consider:
- I have not had the opportunity to test these products on tougher stains (grass, blood, soil, grease, etc)
- Gel Stick is somewhat messy, but easily cleanable
- Retail Price: Stick~ $4.99; Paks~$7.99 (but worth every penny in my opinion)


WANT TO WIN A $100 VISA GIFT CARD?! ---

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My answer: "the ridiculous nosebleeds while I was pregnant with quads!...blood everywhere! EEK!" (could have definitely used some OxiClean power!)

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petteytiffany@yahoo.com said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/SWAGBUCKSIGNUP/status/11246165132

SHANNABEBE569 said...

baby poop! It stains EVERYTHING. I just end up throwing everything out.... def gonna purchase the OxiClean.
Shanna.Elizabeth@Hotmail.com

Kari said...

My boys play baseball and one spilled red energy drink on his light grey baseball pants. ECK!

denyse said...

My worst stains are grass stains from baseball.

denyse_g @ hotmail.com

paula michele said...

My son had some stomach issues as a baby. One night, he woke up crying. The smell was horrible. It looked like his diaper had exploded with poop plus he had spit up badly. His sleeper, sheets, and blankets were a mess.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Kimberly said...

I guess I'm not the only one; My worst stain experience happened when I washed a chapstick tube! The grease marks were scattered on everything and wouldn't come out. :(
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Michael said...

The worst stain I have ever acquired actually came from by way of the washing machine! We lived in an older home that didn't have up to date plumbing and the water source came from a well. The whites were sure to come out 'tie-dyed' with rust. :(

mcj4tlj@comcast.net

Hotsnotty2 said...

I hate mud and grass stains the most, they are so difficult to get out! I sometimes just toss them and buy new articles of clothing.

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Mimi the kitten said...

I'm a Type I diabetic, so I've amassed many ooky blood stains (from blood glucose tests) over the years!

luckycat1818 said...

My worst stain came from when I had an ink pen burst on me.

luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erica C. said...

The worst stain I've had was from a pony biting my sweater...it included grass and some sort of goo!

Kate said...

Spilling blueberry pie is definitely up there. I still have a wine stain on one of my shirts from ages ago too. Wine stains are darn near impossible to get rid of!

strycker@slu.edu

Kidazy said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Kidazy/status/11295043000

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I have to be the world's messiest eater and I also happen to be a lover of wearing white. My worst stain by far has been marinara on a white polo shirt!

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

heaventrees said...

The worst and most stubborn stain I dealt with was ballpoint ink on knit shirt. It was like it because part of the synthetic of the knit.

tdean30 said...

My daughter got bored and decided to write all over her favorite pair of jeans in marker. Never have gotten it all out.

Mari said...

My worst stain incident is when I accidently left lipstick and eyeline in my pocket. It was not pretty!

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/11308908519

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BookMarc Blogpants said...

Does marriage count as a stain on my life?!?
If not then the worst stain has to be motor oil which is impossible to get out of a white top.

mckelly74 at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/11308363971
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

Blood is my biggest stain issue at home. My partner has cystic acne and therefore has a lot of issues with blood stains (the cysts rupture blood and are very painful). I have been known to wash a pair of his pants 5 times to get the stains out!
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

Scott said...

Cat mess. LOL I have nine cats and several of them have medical conditions that do not allow them to use the litter boxes like they should. I use white towels in different spots in the house and they use those; however, even with bleach they do not always come clean.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Cole said...

I find the biggest laundry stain challenge is grass stains. Thanks!

Shellie said...

My dog knocked over a whole bottle of red wine and it was all over the carpet. It was so big that it looked like we had a throw rug on top of our carpet.

fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

Shellie said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/11315559067

Tarek M. said...

My worst stain I've ever encountered has been red clay mud. You are definitely talking about multiple washing and hope the stain finally comes out.

Lily said...

My worst stain was from pizza grease- it was awful to get out!

Lily said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/11319744746

carolpie said...

My worst stain was rust on an old linen. Horrible, never did get it out.



spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

Jillian said...

Brownie batter on an off white shirt - never ended up getting it out

JillianLVeit@msn.com

Katherine M said...

The worst stains I have had to deal with always came from the factory my husband used to work at. Greasy, oily, and the unidentified.

Melissa B. said...

My worst stain was white paint on brand new jeans.

karen said...

Cat urine is a tough one, but oxy-clean works well. Thanks.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kari said...

My worst stain is grease spots -- I manage to get them whenever I cook. Ick!

klamanuzzi at gmail dot com

Kari said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/KariLeee/status/11326298222

Laura said...

The worst stains I encounter are the grass marks on my son's baseball pants. They never come out completely - time to try some OxiClean!

tsue said...

Dog chewed up a RED printer ink cartridge on the WHITE living room carpet. Currently treating with Oxi-clean and it's almost gone!
Yea, Oxi-clean!

tsue1136 at yahoo dot com

Valeen said...

The worst stain ever was when my daughter left her bright red lip balm in her jean's jacket when she got home. I descovered it AFTER it had gone through the wash and left every aricle of clothing covered in greasy stains! Aaaagh!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

Megan said...

It seems like I get stains every time I go out to eat. Each stain is worst than the last!

jimbon7 said...

My worst stain was red permanent marker.

Kathy said...

I drove to an adjoining state (a 2 1/2 hour drive) to visit with my daughter and grandchildren. The following morning, I (foolishly) put on my brand new beautiful WHITE cotton hoodie blouse as we headed out to breakfast. My little granddaughter (of course,)sat next to me, and proceeded to (as she ate her pancakes covered with 3 kinds of berries (blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries,)grab my arm as she got down from her chair. Yes...a berry stained handprint on the arm and shoulder of my new top! Aagh! I had to really work on removing that stain, but did so successfully, but not without a lot of work!
kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

Molly K said...

My husband works construction and is always coming home with various grease and grime stains but I have to say the worst was when he was working at a water treatment plant and got covered in rust stains.

shiloh said...

Chocolate smears on a brand new Easter dress.

jayne said...

Grape juice stains are the worst!

Eve said...

the worst stain is spaghetti sauce. it never comes off!

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Eve said...

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Eve said...

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Trina said...

We went blueberry picking last summer. And I swear my son must have rolle don a pile of blueberries as they were all over his shorts.
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annemarie562000 said...

The worst stains are grass & mud stains - they are so hard to get out!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

dlhaley said...

pizza stains-the worst

Jammie said...

My worst stain was then I left the perm marker in my work jacket.

Emmy*Coffee said...

I was playing soccer outside with my little sister and I got a horrible grass stain...problem was we had a full day of activities so it had to sit and set for 12 hours!

Sonya said...

I spilled grease all over my shirt while cooking! It was completely covered in splashes and splatters!

Meet the Browns said...

Red wine is the worst! Well, it's the best, but as far as stains go it's the worst!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Amanda S. said...

Grass stains...that appear on my son's pants...CONSTANTLY! I can never get them out.

Auriette said...

When I was in middle school, I cut off an old pair of jeans and made a purse. Into the purse, I put all manner of things, including a red pen. The red pen leaked or the cap came off -- all I remember is that my cute new purse looked like it was having a period. And it was permanent ink.

torimac said...

The worst stains for me are always grease from food that drips onto my "shelf" about 8inches below my chin.... and it seems like the more I like a brand new shirt the more likely I am to get a tough food stain right there.
The kids stains I get to right away, mine I don't notice until after it's been laundered and I go to put it on again. By then it's set-in.

torimac said...

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wkfr said...

In wear mostly black clothing and find that when wearing lighter colors, they last 5-minutes before finding a stain. Usually it is a stain that will not wash out! HELP!

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Ouch - there are almost too many and too awful to remember and relive... but a fairly recent one painfully comes to mind: I was making a homemade fresh cranberry sauce and forgot to grab a potholder - when the handle singed my hand, I dropped the pot and the hot, sticky-sweet ruby red sauce splattered all over me and my clothes.

The stain was as hard to get out of my skin as it was my clothes - a true OxyClean moment....

breanna said...

ugh. my worst stain was pregnancy nosebleed too! i was driving and didn't have the option to pull over and find anything to put over my nose for several minutes! it was horrific!!

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...the worst stains we ever had to contend with were from raspberry preserves that my daughter spilled on a white shirt she was supposed to wear as part of her school uniform.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Tweeted: http://bit.ly/bpsnGW

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Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

The worst used to be the red Sharpie that my 2-year-old drew all over his tan corduroys. Until the day he found the black Sharpie.

mail {at} HoboMama.com

Deanna G. said...

My worst stain was also because of a nosebleed! I seem to get them a lot, especially in the winter but normally I don't get them on my clothes however this particular time I was sleeping and I woke up all of a sudden and got blood all over my shirt. It was pretty much ruined.

calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/11362971054

Barbarawr said...

The worst stain I ever had and will always have is this horrible Carolina clay! Even Clorox doesn't get it out

Barbarawr said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/11366004002

liliesrnice said...

baby spit up all over a brand new pillow. it never came out no matter what i tried.

Abbie said...

Got to be fresh strawberries. One little smudge is a stain nightmare that never quite goes away.

Anne J said...

The worst stain I've ever aquired was when my husband sent a pen through the laundry. There was black ink on everything.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I blogged
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lorinda said...

Worst stain? My daughter, the queen of butter (and yet still skinny), puts it on all her food. Oh, and uses her clothing as a napkin. Grease stains galore.

henrysgraphics said...

The worst stain I've ever encountered was the blood from when my daughter split her lip/gum open at 8months..... also one of the scariest things i've ever seen!

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js22 said...

I think nothing is worse than the red clay in the South. Virtually nothing gets that out. I have shirts with the red marks on them from the clay.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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js22 said...

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Anonymous said...

The worst stain was mud after my dog jumped on me after it rained. Paw prints everywhere.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I think the worst stain was red wine that my wife spilled all over my white shirt.

yoshismokey80@yahoo.com

kathy pease said...

grass stains on the knees are the worst for me i can never seem to get those out :(

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/11373864506

susan1215 said...

blood and spaghetti stains are the worst stains I have had to get out and they never got out all the way.

Suzanne said...

Worst stain was the unknown item left in my son's pants and I washed it. Got on other items and I could not get the stains out of some clothing.

Geekymom said...

My son went to a Christian school in 3rd grade which required him to wear ecru khakis each day. Being 150% boy he loved to roll around in the mud. On a particularly rainy Oregon day he was able to get his pants completely covered and stained with mud during recess. As he arrived for bus pickup his teacher exclaimed "Oh my gosh" to which he replied "Don't worry, my Mom uses Oxyclean!" And it was thanks to Oxyclean that I am able to get his clothes clean! Thanks Oxyclean

amy16323 said...

i was shaking chicken wings in hotsauce in a bowl and it went everywhere.i mean everywhere.lol
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Magpie said...

How about that perennial grime in the knees of all of my child's pants?

singermagic1 said...

I liek to go thrift store shopping, here in Los Angeles, there are a lot of vintage stores and I find a great dress but there was unknown staining, that where OXY came in. a find has turned into a treasure thanks to OXY

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purango said...

The worst stain I ever encountered was the grass stains my husband got while working on the lawn. garrettsambo@aol.com

ladcraig said...

mustard

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Alison said...

MUSTARD! In my carpet. We never have mustard in the house (only one child is a fan, the rest of us can do without it). But the one time I buy a small bottle, the one child who is fan? He gets it out and gets it on the carpet. I then discovered how difficult mustard is to remove. I fought that stain hard, and actually, I spot treated the carpet for a few days with OxiClean and it came out! THANK GOODNESS. Mustard stains on a tan carpet is not pretty!!

THANK YOU! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

mail4rosey said...

Red fruit punch on a white table cloth was my worst stain. I could have used this product at that time, to be sure.

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07violet said...

oil from food

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07violet said...

tweeted

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Anne J said...

tweeted
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Anonymous said...

When I was still single I had a "love-juice" stain in my shorts one morning

Gianna said...

Dried in diarrhea, blech!

frvetere said...

THE WORST STAIN WOULD HAVE TO BE A MUSTARD STAIN ON A WHITE SHIRT-YES, I HAVE KIDDIES! HA HA

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ccboobooy(charity) said...

The worst stain was double knee injuries from my son. He messed both of his knees up at school, and the blood ruined his favorite jeans.


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ccboobooy(charity) said...

tweet

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slehan said...

My worst stains are rust from when I forget to take off my buttons and they go through the wash. thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/03/oxyclean-100-visa-card.html

slehan said...

http://twitter.com/slehan/status/11383199450

ShesAnAngel said...

The worst stain I ever acquired was when my husband left an ink pen in his work pants and I missed it too! It exploded all over the entire load of work clothing and it took a lot of work but Oxy got it out!

justine417@comcast.net

Jinxy and Me said...

I find salad dressing stains to be the WORST!

Jinxy and Me said...

tweet http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/11380265048

Julieh said...

Ink stains are the absolute worst to get out. I have to constantly check my husband's dirty clothes for stray pens so a bunch of clothes don't get ruined! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Jinxy and Me said...

I blogged about the giveaway here: http://winwithjinxy.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-100-gift-card-from-oxiclean-8.html

ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/11383707914

Jayfr said...

Paint, actually primer, that dried before I noticed it.

guettel78 said...

I still cringe when I think of it, but the worst stain I ever had was when I accidentally left a jar of petroleum jelly open in the laundry basket, only to discover later that a good bit of it had spilled out all over my Egyptian Cotton sheets! It took lots of elbow grease and several cycles to get those stains out!

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guettel78 said...

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guettel78 said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/11385330493

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... said...

Well, it's a toss-up. One that really stunk was a lipstick that was left in a pocket when I did a load of laundry. Oh yeah. That was nice. But there was also the time when one of my kids squeezed out an entire tube of Desitin on his clothes.

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2kidsblogger said...

my husband is a chef - crazy stains,..all the time!!!

We would love to win!

Thanks for sponsoring this.

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Betty C said...

My worst stain was when the entire plate of spaghetti and sauce landed in my daughter's lap. There were tomato stains on everything. They never did come completely out.

Becky said...

how about when there is a pen in your laundry and don't know it and it stains EVERYTHING>

2kidsblogger said...

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fancyfeet48 said...

the worst stain was grease I got on my favorite shirt I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

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Atreau said...

The worst stain was red wine on my white outfit.

amyd said...

worst stains baby formula,sauce,mac and cheese,blood oh and grass!

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Ardy22 said...

My worst stain was from working outside tilling up a garden. Somehow I get big red clay stains on my pants.

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Ardy22 said...

tweeted
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Ardy22 said...

blogged giveaway

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lilyk said...

The worst stain I have ever acquired was grass stains on my pants.

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Combatbootmom said...

It seems like everything I wore when my kids were babies ended up with spit-up or food stains.

Maja said...

lipstick, red as blood, smeared all over my beige shirt

dispatcher_kristy said...

Worst stain I ever encountered was when a pen was hidden in clothes and it leaked all over the washer

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ms-texas said...

my husband sometimes leaves a pen in his shirt pocket and i get ink stains

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