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)


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Ashley said...

My worst stains are when I forget to take chapstick out of my pocket and run it through a load of wash... little grease marks everywhere! UGH!

Kathrin Y. said...

Worst stain was spilling big red on my white paints... bummer!

Ashley said...

The worst stain I've ever seen is last year when my newborn daughter leaked out of her diaper- it was everywhere and left horrible stains. I ended up just throwing the outfit away.

Alissa said...

Worst stain...mud/dirt. Ugh! My kids lovely clothes with mud/dirt stains in the knees...all summer long. I am SO looking forward to trying these products (please tell me it's available in Canada!). The Spray N Wash I use now is not cutting it as my 3 y.o. twins are getting more and more active outside.

Jill said...

The worst stains I've had on clothing is when I did not know there was a blue ink pen in the pocket of my husbands jeans. It went through the washer, then the dryer, then on to all the clothing in the entire load. It was a nice surprise when I opened the dryer door, ha not! It totally ruined all the clothes. I'll have to give the oxi clean packs a try next time :)
jilliandrhodes@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

blueberries! my son would get overzealous with the blueberry smashing and that is impossible to get out!

Db & Em said...
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Db & Em said...

My worst stains are my 5 months olds diapers. They are bright orange and never stays in the diaper. So getting it out of her little clothes is a nightmare.

emily.behrens@gladney.org

SMccracken said...

Mine are nosebleeds too! I have the worst allergies and its terrible! ick!

Db & Em said...

I left a comment on my blog.

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Victoria said...

My worst stain is the same a yours! An awful nose bleed on one of my favorite shirts that i still have! This gives me hope that I can save that shirt!

Crystro21 said...

The worst stain ever was when my 4 year old came home with red paint on his favorit shirt and jacket. The paint came out of the jacekt but I have yet to get it out of his shirt. This shirt has now became his favorite bedtime shirt.

Sarah P said...

Baby poop! I've been working on the same outfit for about a year now...I just can't bring myself to throw it out! My baby looked too cute in it!

saw99a @ yahoo.com

Teresa said...

crayon in the washer!! Not so pretty

teri_ace@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my worst stains so far have been when my newborn had the stomach bug and leaked out of his diaper multiple times. so gross.

jillw217@gmail.com

Corrinne said...

My worst stains are from Greasy food that my son wipes all over his shirts, instead of using a napkin.

corrinne_witt@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My worst stains usually come from food...usually oil based ones cause me the most problems.

Tara
TaraTheSpaz@aol.com

Molly said...

Ketchup! It's not horrible to get out, but my daughter eats it on everything and it's always on her sleeves. Eventually after several wears and stains with ketchup (even after they come out) the shirt starts to look dull.

Heidi said...

Red wine on an aqua t-shirt that had already been washed and dried.

Mom24 said...

When my little darling left a gray crayon in his pocket and it went through the washer and the dryer. Ugly gray stains all over everything.

Andria said...

When I knocked the paint can off the step-ladder. Enough said.

Clothes-wise, it's always dryer-related. Pens, crayons, etc in the pockets... Grr!

Grace said...

I have a white hoodie with one big stain that has been there for one year now. What is my hoodie's stain? Grease from the gym weights!! I've tried scrubbing, sun for the hoodie, many products, etc. I still wear it that way though. I like the hoodie too much! -Grace, psy.garcia@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Mine would have to be poop! When the girls were newborns we had lots of poop escape and ruin some pretty cute clothes! I am crazy about trying to get stains out!! Can't wait to try this new kind of removal!

Pamela Scott said...

My worst stain(s) were from when my daughter left a crayon in her pocket... youch!!! The ordeal was not so bad through the washer as I didn't even know the crayon was there until I pulled her pants out of the HOT dryer! Luckily the only other thing that got "ruined" were some older beach towels.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Grease stains from my kids from food and grease from my husbands car! We go through stain cleaner like you wouldn't believe!

Alyssa said...

My worst stain was a blue crayon that my son left in his pants pocket that went through the washer and dryer.

Anonymous said...

The worse stain I have had to deal with is when my oldest was (2) she got into her dry eraser board and colored her brand new bedspread with the markers. You would think being a Parents brand that the markers would be washable, but NOPE! I tried everything (stain remover, swipe, grease lightening, etc.) After MANY, MANY loads most of it has faded but it also has taken a toll on the bedspread. Its not as bright and cheerful in color anymore. Unfortunately we still have the bedspread because it was too expensive to throw away. Plus, who knows what else she is eventually going to get on the bed. ;)

~Kelly
wardrops@hotmail.com

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I think a few nasty blow-outs w/my son ruined several of his outfits no matter how many times I scrubbed, treated, and washed.

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Meredith said...

My worst stains have probably been either greese stains that always seem to leave a mark or or spagetti sauce on my daughters new pink leotard.

Catherine said...

I washed a crayon and put it in the dryer! OH NO!!!

catherine_aphi@hotmail.com

Mandy said...

My worst stain was my husband leaving a pen in his pants and they were washed and dryer. When I pulled the closes out of the dryer pen was on everything! Not a happy wife day!

Jill said...

The worst stain I had was when my friends dog jumped on me and spilled an entire glass of red wine on my white shirt I was wearing.

Allison said...

My worst stains are from my 2 year old's marker/artwork stains! Ugh. I would love to try these!

Elizabeth said...

old spit-up stains on hand-me-downs...would love to be able to get those out!!!

christina said...

My worst stains always involve food and the chest area. :) Somehow, it becomes a catch-all! Most recently, I had on a brand new cream fleece from Eddie Bauer..only my 2nd time to wear it and wouldn't you know...SOMEhow I end up with chocolate ice cream (still trying to figure out that mystery...I would NEVER willingly eat chocolate ice cream in a cream colored top...nope! not me!) and somehow it ends up on the cream top! Actually used my Oxyclean and the stain is GONE!

themaggers said...

blood from a little nose when I used to work child care. Luckily I was able to rinse my top in cool water and most of it came out. That top became my oh man I haven't done laundry and my clothes really stink top.

Trish said...

I hate how my husband always choses to make spaghetti on the nights that I've dressed my 2 year old in a brand new shirt. I've even resorted to going back to the store and buying a duplicate shirt because I loved it so much and I just couldn't get the tomato sauce out.

rachel e. said...

i hate grease stains! somehow they always stick around!!

D and K said...

Worst stain would be the black grease marks my husband always gets on his khaki pants.

Kellene said...

Worst stain ever was/and still is a half glass of red wine on the back of my husband's brand new yellow dress shirt. I'm curious to try the oxyclean on his shirt and hopefully it will work! kelleneappel@yahoo.com

katie said...

The worst stains are definitely ink stains!!! Hate them!

Channa said...

An awful bleed by my female puppy all over my white down comforter!!
It cost me $100 to have it cleaned!!! Wish I had OxyClean then!
So gross!

www.lifeasacoacheswife.com
lifeasacoacheswife@yahoo.com

Katherine said...

My son was put on omnicef for an ear infection. If you've ever had a kiddo on that one, I'm sure you know what it does to their diapers! Yuck. Amazingly the stains all came out, but only because we generously used OxiClean on them. We're huge fans of their products!

Trent and Dana said...

Red wine - does it get much worse than that?? Oxyclean has saved the day on a pair of jeans, a dress, and even my couch from the stains of red wine. I can't wait to try these new ones!!!

emma said...

mustard is the one thing I just can't seem to get out no matter how fast I take care of it!

Stacey Gillin said...

EVERY stain that our clothes get are bad because I can never ever get them out! Sounds like I need to try this stuff...

staceygillin@comcast.net

Jennifer said...

Bloody Noses. I get them when the weather changes from moist to dry. Not easy to get out.

J said...

Does bleeding color count? I dyed the white on a brand new homemade quilt blue because I washed it with a blue fleece blanket (that had been washed many times before). So sad.

Brandy said...

My worst stain(s) was when my 1yr old quadruplets had the stomach bug, and trying to get out the stains from a gazillon diaper blowouts=IMPOSSIBLE! WOuld have loved to have the product in my hands then.

April Jackson said...

The days that I decide to send my daughter to school in cute clothes, they always end up eating something for lunch that I can never get out!

Anonymous said...

Our worst stain is by far spaghetti sauce, we may be able to do a away with our spaghetti shirt now. For future reference if you get blood on clothing or bedding and the oxiclean will not get it out use hydrogine peroxide(I know I probably miss spelled that) the stuff you use on cuts and scrapes, just pour a little at a time on the stain and it will "eat" it away. It has saved our lovey many times.

Stacey said...

It's a toss up between not realizing that something had a stain on it and not treating it and then discovering it OR other fabrics bleeding on clothes!

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

Stacey said...

My worst stain was a blue pen that exploded on my white sweater...while I was at work of course!

TEXOSE said...

PENS...HUBBY....WHITES...lets just say not a smart combo.. once they hit the dryer its all over it all... If it can removed dried in stains of pen and dyed bvds... I am a believer too...

Amber said...

My kids lunch stains from school!!! They never want to come out!

Jen said...

The worst stain I had in the past year was when my 2 year old little girl took tomato juice and dumbed it all over her head and all over her white and red christmas dress.. I have washed it so many times and the white is still pink!!

Schaefer Clan said...

The worst stain...grapeseed oil- ruined the pants!


Thanks!
Nancy
schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

angela said...

i've done the chapstick through the dryer stunt and my oldest busting her chin open and bleeding all over herself and both parents. wish i had discovered oxiclean back then!
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

Jen B said...

I had a bought of serious post pregnancy forgetfulness and left a load of laundry in the washer for a couple days.....eww.....some nasty mildew on the sheets:( boo....still trying to get it out of a few of the sheets!

Jenny B

Cheryl Wade said...

Blood stains are the worst. My son has had spontaneous nose bleeds since he was a toddler.

Mallory said...

This is non-clothes related but oh well :) After spending nearly an hour ironing a new WHITE duvet cover for my comforter (we had company coming, and I wanted it to look nice), I then spent a long time perfectly placing the huge comforter inside the duvet (like putting an over sized pillow into a tiny pillowcase :). After finishing that, I then made my bed only to realize that the whole duvet was covered in tiny drops of blood on one side. an old cut on my finger had reopened and had managed to spot little dots of blood all over while I was stuffing it. With company coming I was forced to just flip it over for the time being...until I could pay to get the thing cleaned (dry clean only :)

Awise said...

Nursing school=WHITE uniforms... I have gotten hot chocolate, ketchup, soda, salsa, blood, poop...you name it!!

Amy said...

My 2 kids...sorry only have 2...cant imagine having 4 all at the same age..Kuddos to you Mrs. Steece...anyways...my kids played basketball this winter some crazy person suggested white shorts...these kids are 9 and 10...are you kidding me??? So, of course the first stain was bllod from a very crazy game...not really my son bites his nails so bad and one finger decided to start bleeding and we had red polka dots all over our white shorts. But, I have to say the worst is Red Gatorade....horrible had to let them sit for 5 days spraying them with spray and wash....I bet this product would of been a blessing!!!!

Mami2jcn said...

My worst stain...ewwww I get creeped out just thinking about this...was a week ago when my son had a stomach virus and actually had the runs while he was sleeping. His pajamas and bedding were a disaster! I washed everything twice and STILL couldn't get it clean. We had to toss all of it and buy all new bedding.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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Anonymous said...

My worst stain was when my kids left crayon in their pocket and it went through the washer and the dryer. Maybe I will be able to get it out of a whole load of clothes. Thanks!!

Bridget
jeffersjet20@yahoo.com

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Jenny said...

My son has eczema and we use Aquaphor to treat it. It works great but leaves horrible grease stains on his clothes. It's ruined several shirts. I will have to buy some Oxi Clean to see if it will work.

JENNY said...

My worst stains are from my chapstick. :(

Lindsey said...

I for some reason have a horrible time with diaper rash cream...and black pants. WHY these two are ever in the same sentence let alone near each other in real life is beyond me!

waiting said...

I too had nosebleeds when pregnant. I ruined a new maternity when the blood would not come out! But my friend took it and used some magic potion and got it out. Maybe the Oxi will be my new magic potion:)

Krystyn said...

The worst stains we get are the tomato stains from daycare. I don't know what they put in it..but they never.come.out!

reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

I can NEVER get the mud stains out of baseball pants. Guess that is a good thing...dirty ball pants. If they were clean my son would be a bench warmer!

Anonymous said...

definitely the worst is when the hubs leaves the blue ink pen in his pants pocket (and i don't check his pockets!). yep, those clothes got tossed!
eunice
atwhite75(at)comcast(dot)net

Jennifer and Mark Kiel said...

The worst stains are when my kids have the stomach bug and the poop leaks out of their diaper. UGH! It always happens in the best of clothes, when you think the virus is gone!
jkielrn@gmail.com

The Dickens Family said...

I would say with 3 year old twins we have seen our share of stains and clothes thrown away as well. I hate spagetti sauce stains with a passion and find that so hard to get out of their clothes. I also had a problem with permanent marker that was all over my daughters clothes. I plan on trying these 2 products with our laundry and am so glad that I got a chance to learn about them on this review blog! Thanks Suz!!!!!!

MY email is lejoy_dickens@yahoo.com

Sarah O said...

My worst stains are Chapsticks & pens in the pockets of laundry. GRRR! Wonder what happens when you put chapsticks, pens, AND oxiclean in the same load... :)

Elizabeth said...

Pepperoni pizza grease on vacation at the Jersey shore -- it seemed like it should have come out, but to this day, it's still there!
elizamend@gmail.com

Caralyn said...

Our worst stains ever was when my twins had reflux for the first 10 months of their lives. Ewww! I constantly had the washing machine filled with a little water, detergent, and..........Oxiclean!
Right now, I have a wet pile of Oxiclean on a Dry Erase marker stain I just discovered. Hoping it works!
:)

Ami said...

Worst stain ever...red and blue crayons hidden in my middle son's pockets of gray sweat pants. I wash gray w/ whites, so the ENTIRE load of whites had purple crayon markings. I wonder how these 2 products work on crayons?

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Ooh, great review Suz! Those products seem amazing!!! I think our worst stains are due to "pen explosions" all over white shirts. Yikes!!

Watch Calder Grow! said...

Fruit stains! My son LOVES fruit and manages to smear strawberries/ blueberries/peaches, etc. ALL over his clothes. I love oxiclean products and look forward to trying these out!!
courtney.reiser@gmail.com

Janet said...

Sure there's the newborn poop...but most RECENTLY:
While at my nephew's b-day party, my 1 year old decided to put ice cream (chocolate) on her hair, on my face and shirt...and her new white shirt (I know...what was I thinking?) Of course there was colored icing on her shirt as well. Of course. THEN...as we were leaving...my sister in law hands her a BLOW POP. WHAT??? I let her play with it and figured that the few minute drive to a restaurant would be fine...as long as she didn't break into the wrapper. She did...red ALL over the shirt...with chocolate...and blue icing. FUN :)

Heather said...

The worst stains I have had were breastmilk poop. I never could get some of those out!

Midwest Mommy said...

I accidentally left a crayon in my pocket and sent it through the wash and then the dryer. Yellow crayon is impossible to wash out, lol

laura marie said...

Before trying to pull a prank, I managed to get green food coloring on myself.
Ugh!

Anonymous said...

We have six children (7 years old down to 10 months), so we too have ALOT of stains to be removing. I have tried ALOT of different "stain removers", and would love to find one that actually works as promised! My worst stains: ketchup, chocolate, and the wonderful poop!!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

amy_jo1215@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Mustard on denim. A friend was trying to get the mustard out of the container and it splattered all over my jeans.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Kat said...

I get stains from my dogs all the time. They'll run around and step into various things and then proceed to jump up on my husband and me. I think the worst is when they run around in freshly mowed grass and then jump up on us or the couch. Fresh grass stains are so annoying.

Dallas said...

Um, dry erase marker on a brand new comforter...thank you 2-yr-old Nora. NEVER came out. Ugh. Yes, please, I'll take 100 dollars!

jenni said...

i would have to say grease stains from bikes! you know, when your pants touch the chains?!! so hard to get out!

jelainedenny@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

My worst was blue crayon left in a pocket. Shame on me for not checking but still... Nothing was saved from that load. Grass stains from soccer is a nice runner up for me!
jsholock@zoominternet.net

brandie said...

SOme reason I had a horrible time getting baby spit-up stains out of my sons shirts/onesies! I'd love to try out this new product, AND $100 bucks wouldn't hurt! THanks mama!

Meg said...

Worst stain came after my son's football practice in the pouring down rain. The field was a hot mess! Mud and grass stains all over his white football practice pants. He spent the rest of the season with grass and mud stains on his pants. This mama couldn't get those stains out!

Anonymous said...

My husband is like a kid...new stains every day - paint, mud, grease, pen, and of course, his lunch! :) Always a challenge, but I'd say pen stains are usually the worst.

mosesanne@gmail.com

misti said...

My worst stain is ketcup all over my twins cute little light pink shirts that I really want to get their pictures made in.

twinsx3 said...

Most recent worst is chap stick left in my 7 yr olds pocket. Yep, it ruined almost the whole load of laundry. It left grease stains on almost everything :( I think I will try this product!

Ashley & Chuck said...

My most reoccurring stain is laundry detergent stains... I've tried switching detergents and types (powder/liquid) and it still happens. So frustrating. I must be doing something wrong or there is something wrong with my washer!!

Risa said...

A dryer, lipstick (the kind that is supposed to stay on your lips all day) and a full load of jeans. Hours and hours of scrubbing I'll never get back.

Kim said...

Working as a nurse, I was changing one of a set of triplets who were laying side by side in a crib hence I was right in the line of fire. Now usually I'm pretty quick but this little boy shot the most disgusting substance out at me and nailed me in the stomach. Never could get that stain out.

Amber said...

My worst stain was tar. I was trying to help my hubbie seal up a crack that was leaking water into our basement...didn't think about wearing old clothes. My poor jacket!

Allenfamilyadventure said...

My worst stain is peaches!! those things do NOT come out!!

Jessie said...

Mine are kid related--tomato soup, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, spaghettio's etc. Can you tell me son loves tomato sauce!

Kiera said...

Mine would also be blood, my sons nose bleed!

Jessica said...

worst stain ever: a pack of gum left in a pocket and got sent through the washer AND dryer before it was caught. dang, that was a lot of melted gum!

The Belt's said...

My worst stains came from an orange crayon left in my 2 1/2 yr. olds jeans pocket. It went through the washer and the dryer before I noticed it on his entire load of clothes. I was sick about it, but was able to get most of it out.

Jenn said...

My worst stains are when my son gets non-washable marker on his clothes. Why his daycare allows the 2 year olds to use these types of markers is beyond me!

Jennifer :) said...

I had JUST gotten a new light pink maternity shirt and was SO excited to wear it. The first day I wore it, grease splattered ALL over it while I was frying some chicken. I couldn't get all the stains out, and in the process of trying, I shrunk my shirt. :( Sad day!
aggiegal114@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I have a 11 year old boy that LOVES to play football at recess! This leaves HUGE grass stains on BOTH knees!!! I will have to try these products on them and see how they do!!

babyj_99@hotmail.com

Erin said...

my hubby left one of the red work crayon thingy in his pocket and it ruined a load of clothes...it would not come out....wish i had that rad oxyclean stain stick then!!

erin woodall
ewwoodall@gmail.com

Jenny said...

worst stain had to be when my 2 year old vomited orange all over his crib sheet! there is still a little stain that would not come out...really could have used oxiclean then!

Cortney said...

We do "Messy Games" with the youth at church every summer and my clothes end up with ketchup, mustard, jelly, spaghetti-os, shaving cream and everything else you can imagine. It's so gross.

The Reeves bunch said...

OMG, that stuff is amazing!! I actually almost bought some yesterday at the store.

Shana said...

I think that tomato sauce or any sorts...ie ketchup/spaghetti/salsa...is the absolute worst and cannot get out!!! EVER!!! I would love something that took those stains out!

Jessica said...

Worst stain would be grease spots from fried food. Another reason why you shouldn't eat it in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Blue shaved ice on light khaki pants. So sad.

Amy, ames73 at hotmail dot com

Are We There Yet? said...

My hardest stain to bust was also blood stains from when my daughter cracked open her chin and bled all over her new sunday dress.

Sharstin79@aol.com

courtney rebecca said...

The worst experience with a stain was when my 7 month old puppy puked on our futon. I took the cover off and washed it and it would never fit back on! The stain had a big spot still there too. Yuck!

courtney dot drysdale at gmail dot com

annalee said...

worst stain: when i left lipstick in my jeans pocket!

Adryn said...

You said it best Suz, mexican food not a good idea when wearing nice clothes.....

Adryn
adrynjester@yahoo.com

Mandy said...

My worst stain is sweat stains!!! Every have those white shirts, and the armpits get discolored from the mixture of deodorant and sweat, it is really disgusting and bleach does not even do the trick!!! I am looking forward to investing in this product!!!

Anonymous said...

My worst stain involves a small child and ravioli.

Lindsay

lindsayhunton@yahoo.com

Kristy Evans Photography said...

I'm going to go with red dirt-- like the baseball field kind. I can't ever get those white pants of our uniform clean after the first game.

Kristy@kristyevansphotography.com

Anonymous said...

The worst stain ever was a red pen left in the washer... thank god it was just towels and a backpack in there!

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Kristy Evans Photography said...

I linked up in my blog too!
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April S. said...

worst stain ever was a pen that my husband left in his pocket. it burst in the dryer and every thing in the load had ink spots after the dryer was done

Nichole said...

My son is only 1, but my husband is the one who challenges me with stains! Red sauces, blood, pen ink, etc. It seems he wears a lot of his food. Good luck to me when he and my son both have big stains!! Ugh! I will have to say that newborn poop not washed off immediately was one of the worst stains that I have ever seen!

mygalsal said...

Worst ever? The night I made my daughter eat all her carrots 30 minutes before she threw up. Gross!

Anonymous said...

The kids nose bleeds and grass stains by far. Or the spaghetti sauce stains. Can't wait to try this product.

Heather in IN
savingmoney2@yahoo.com

Sandy P said...

By far the worst stains are new born diaper leaks. We have stains on everything around here.

Chris and Annalisa said...

The worst stain I've ever acquired is the newborn baby mustard poop. So hard to get out of things!!!

annashopper at gmail dot com

skgaff said...

My worst stains are from breastfed poop blowouts -- yuck!!!
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer H said...

The worst stain I've had to deal with is ketchup & tomato sauce. Man is that hard to get out!
Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Elizabeth said...

Worst stains...gum...spaghetti sauce...salsa.
ElizabethWilliams82@gmail.com

Tracy said...

It has to be my what seems like weekly burts bees wax stain. It never fails that I forget to check pockets and that is the ONE time, my sweet dear husband left it in his pocket. Greasy marks everywhere on everything. Usually it takes 3-4 washes for them to come out and that's using another brand stain lifter with each cycle. Guess what I'll be buying to have on hand for this weeks Bert's stain? :)

Anonymous said...

worst stain for me was when my dog got sick to her stomach on my shirt, yuck!!!!

The Dansbys said...

A bright blue ink pen all over a fancy sweater dress!

Noah's Mommy said...

Right now I am potty training a 2 yr old and I have a pair of undies in the sink everyday. This might not be the worst stain but is what I am dealing with now.

lucylucia said...

Grease spots from making pancakes! It got all over my favorite pullover. :(

Kristen said...

Purple crayon left in a pocket that was washed & dried. Nice. We have souvenir stains inside the dryer door as well.

kristen.beavers@gmail.com

Kristen said...

The worst stain I've had is when my hubby left a pen in his pants while doing laundry. Somehow the big black spot ended up on MY scrub pants! I can still wear them with this one top that just barely covers it up, lol!

kstabler11@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Worst stain have been this year from my oldest in Kindergarten. I assumed they would use washable markers and paint. WRONG!!! She has ruined so many shirts and pants. I will have to try this on some of our favorites.

Rachel McGuire said...

grease from machinery on denim. I still haven't figured out how to get rid of it. amomsrantings at gmail dot com

Michel-lee said...

Ink stains tend to be a problem for my husband's work clothes. He thinks I can create miracles and make them disappear. Where is my wand?? LOL michel0730@yahoo.com

Ware Family said...

Easily dinnertime stains! They're even worse than potty training twins. I also love Oxi Clean and I'm going to have to check out the paks and the stick.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Deal Chasin' Mama said...

My 5 year old daughter loves grape juice but her shirts don't! I can't even begin to count how many shirts we have thrown out because of this grape juice lovin' kid. It is the worst stain to get out!

Sonya said...

The toughest was definitely the blood stain on my husband's dress pants. He had no idea where it came from and I found it days later!

Kristin said...

My worst stain was when I picked up a wooden shaped heart that I had painted and I THOUGHT it was dry! I was holding it to my chest and when I went to lay it down it was stuck to me. Once I peeled it off I had red paint all over the front of my clothes!
kkotz04@hotmail.com

The Loeppkys said...

Worst stain: twin 15 month olds who ate a whole pile of strawberries before going to bed and waking up with the flu... hmm... red vomit EVERYWHERE! Yuck!

Stacy said...

My worst stains (that I still can't get out) are from a green and orange crayon that my son got with a kid's menu while eating out one Sunday. He (unbeknownst to me) stuck them in his pocket and I washed and dried them in a load full of all of our laundry!!!

Our Blessed Life said...

Worst stain was when my two year old got car sick on a road trip. The vomit sat for a few days b/c we were on the road. Yuck!
maddox_amy@yahoo.com

Brittney said...

I have to say it was when I was eating at a DQ and my Dr. Pepper was knocked over... lid popped off... and I now had a wet (and cold) shirt. Definitely left a brown stain.

Tempe said...

My worst stain was eating a blueberry pie with a white sweater on! The blueberries leaked out down the front!

ASHENFELTERS said...

Definitly would have to be me wearing my BRAND SPANKIN' new WHITE shirt while making SPAGETTI sauce( who's dumb idea was that anyway?????)The stain is still there. Boo.
ashenfelters@hotmail.com

Taylor and Turner Slade said...

BLUEBERRIES!!!!

Anonymous said...

My worst was the cream from the hospital to go on my son's circumcision. It left oily stains on all of his precious little outfits that I held so dear. Not sure how I got it all over the outfits, I guess at two in the morning anything is possible. Smiles,Katie

daisyz_01@yahoo.com

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

I could list a million from when I was pregnant (clumsy much? Yes.). The worst had to be marinara sauce!

Lees said...

Can you say rota virus - a 6 months old and WHITE sweet sleeper pj's?

Yah... if the outfit hadn't been so cute I would have CUT it off and thrown it away!

leggebrecht@cox.net

April said...

My worst stains would be from pureed food that I make for my daughter...the worst are any berries!

missy said...

Hmm, that would have to be the red clay dirt on my daughter's WHITE jacket! What was Granny thinking when she bought that girl a white jacket?????

Ashlee said...

This is gross, but sweat stains!! Especially on white shirts--I can't escape it!! And they just turn that dingy off-white color, when it's so obvious it's supposed to be white! Yuck!

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

My worst stains are the liquid from inside Omega 3 (fish oil) capsules that my son takes. He doesn't swallow pills, so he would poke a hole in the capsule and squirt out the inside into his mouth, but he missed pretty frequently. Talk about a hard stain to get out!

Tim and Michelle said...

When my daughter (2) fell and then passed out...my husband was working on the car when it happened so he picked her up and got greese on her clothes as a result.

Anonymous said...

Doing an art project at school with my first graders...spilled purple paint all over my white sweater!

skobyn@hotmail.com

Jenalee said...

Worst Stain?! EASY! While I was pregnant I would hide the fact that I was chowing down on chocolate from my husband...the downside to that is forgetting I had chocolate in my pockets and ran it through the washer/dryer. Bad news....he found out I was eating chocolate when I wasn't supposed to AND I had a ton of stains :( UGH! :)

Anonymous said...

My worst stains are my husband's work uniform shirts. They are white & long sleeved. Since he works outside, the sweat stains are almost impossible to remove (Texas summers are brutal on white shirts to begin with!), unless I soak them using a LOT of a (not very useful) stain remover and bleach, and soak them for an hour or more.
Heather
mac_heather@att.net

Meg said...

Blue Texas Marker on a white shirt...impossible to get out!!!

mcoyne@worcester.edu

Misti said...

My worst stains are gel pen ink stains on my work scrubs. Does anyone know how to get these out? Maybe i'll try the oxyclean.

Aubrey said...

My worst stain has been baby spit up on white. It leaves a nice yellow stain that never comes out. 7 months of acid reflux ruined many outfits.

Kelly T said...

My worst stain to remove was spaghetti sauce from a white shirt. I came close but it's still there if you look closely.
bktyson@gmail.com

jennifer said...

Worst stain is definitly baby poop.
ensor.jennifer@gmail.com

Sara said...

I got a black oil stain on my wedding dress. It was so traumatic!!!

mamablair2@live.com

Anonymous said...

The worst stains I have encountered and STILL haven't found anything to get them out are my husbands deodorant stains on his undershirts! Gross! Maybe Oxiclean will do the trick!

Johnna
johnnalw81@Yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oil stains!! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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katherine said...

I don't know what caused the stain, but it's still there on one of my favorite pairs of pants. Black and round and very stubborn.

Barbara Manatee said...

I love OxiClean, too! Its always our Go To cleaner for laundry, carpets, you name it!

My worst stains have been those in baby clothes. A lent out my 1st son's clothes to someone and her baby had major reflux...so when I had another boy a year later and got those clothes back...they were all covered in YEAR old, nasty spit up stains...a couple HOT tubs of OxiClean and Wallah!! Like New! Thank you Oxi Clean!

Mama Llama said...

Love it! I've got to say blood as well. My daughter has nosebleeds alot.

Ashlee McCrary said...

Worst stain was my husband's chapstick left in his pocket. We had to take the clothes to the dry cleaners to get the grease marks out.
ashlee_mccrary@Yahoo.com

Jackie Blue said...

My worst stain has always been chocolate ice cream.

jackie
jbs3005@aol.com

Ellen said...

I used to roll down a giant hill and get terrible grass stains.

Shelly said...

The worst stain has been chocolate sauce. Ugh!

Matthew said...

the worst stain i had was when my kids played with dry erase markers with my mom in her classroom. i ended up throwing away a brand new shirt after about 5 different tries at getting the stain out.

Mrs. Spice said...

I would say the worst stain I had was formula spit up. Not only did it smell terrible...it left a yellow stain wherever it landed!

Lauren! said...

This winter I put on my favorite sweater for the first time in about a year. I got all ready for work, took my toddler to school, and headed to go teach. My junior high students quickly pointed out the disgusting white crustiness on my shoulder. Oops. Last winter, I had a baby who spit up more than any baby has ever spat up before. Ever. Last winter, when I was tired and worn out and couldn't keep up with laundry from all the spit-up, I hung my sweater back up.

As any good, hygienic mom would do, I let my hair down and tried to cover up the crusties. I washed it, but alas! The colors were all faded. If only I had these Oxi-Clean products on hand 3 months ago!!!

Moral #1: Look before you rehang
Moral #2: Try to glance in the mirror before heading out the door.

Casey's trio said...

I love Oxyclean too but haven't tried these new products. I will definitely be on the lookout for them though:) Hmmmmm worst stains that come to mind are grass, soaked in mud/dirt on white shirts and markers. Gotta love preschool :)

Anonymous said...

When I accidentally laid on a Uni-ball ink pen for a hour while I was talking on the phone.

-Katie S.
pinkystar87@hotmail.com

Daniel, Anna, Emma, Kylie, Duncan, and Kellan said...

The worst stain I’ve ever encountered was when our oldest munchkin had the stomach flu and I gave her cherry red Pedialyte and very quickly there was a delightful red stain all over her clothes…that was one stain that even Shout couldn’t get out ;)

Mellisa Rock said...

Worst stain ever -- can I just say potty training and leave it at that-- I usually throw undies out -- not frugal at all -- but I have never found anything that gets those kinds of stains out!!

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

heartchild said...

Child medicine. You know, the nice grape or cherry flavors? Good times getting those out. :-)

Gina said...

Worst stain? When we moved into lodging on our overseas move with the military. I neglected to see that there was orange crayon residue all over the inside of the dryer....RUINED so many clothes!

I am an OxyClean believer. I go through a bucket a week!!! I guess that means my kids are believers.....

Gina said...

http://courtneychronicles.blogspot.com/2010/03/as-oxyclean-believer-this-totally-makes.html

Heather! said...

An oil lamp broke a few years ago and the oil leaked all over one of my very favorite shirts ever! It was actually a vintage peasant shirt my mother had worn in the late 60s...I loved it so much. I couldn't get the oil stains out, and neither could the dry cleaner. :(

(I wonder if OxiClean could?!)

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

sl said...

Well, my teenager is still as messy as a todder! The worst is spaghetti sauce and chocolate on her new top. I can not wait to try these products!

J-Berg said...

Red raspberry sauce all over my beautiful white linen capri pants.
However, the dessert the sauce came on, totally worth it :)

I love your blog(s).

Thank you for sharing your family with the world.

Tonya said...

WORST STAIN EVER...my oldest daughter (of three) decided to paint her OWN fingernails (along with the fingernails of her sister) along with her pants, her sister's pants, and the carpet!

Carol W. said...

The worst stain was the juice of the blueberries in pancakes that squirted on the sleeve of a brand new white sweatshirt.

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Eryn said...

Salsa and spaghetti sauce!! It seems like I can never eat spaghetti or Mexican without dropping it right down the front of my shirt.

Michele said...

My worst stain has to be when my husband left a blue gel ink pen in his work pants and it leaked in the wash. Everything was stained.

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