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Wisk Oxi Complete Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Guide Product Review

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Wisk Oxi Complete Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Guide Product Review

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Since it was introduced in 1956, Wisk has been promoted as a heavy-duty stain fighter. One of the first liquid laundry detergents for the consumer market, Wisk made a lasting impression on me with their 1968 "Ring Around the Collar" advertising campaign which ran for more than thirty years!

About Wisk Oxi

Wisk Laundry Detergent has a rich history and has long been promoted as a heavy-duty detergent that works well on stains. In 2010, the manufacturers of Wisk relaunched the brand with several changes to fit today's market. With the advent of front-loading and high-efficiency (he) washing machines, Wisk offered low-sudings formulas that can be used safely in those washers.

Wisk plus Oxi Complete is the most powerful Wisk product to date in its ability to remove stains, whiten whites and brighten colors. In September 2011, Consumer Reports Magazine reports that the Wisk formula is one of the top performing detergents on the United States market.

Wisk plus Oxi Complete is safe for all washing machines including front-loading machines. It can be used as a pretreater for stains. The product is safe to use with septic tanks.

The bottle contains 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and can by recycled in most areas.

Product Ingredients

Wisk plus Oxi Complete includes a general listing of ingredients on the label in both English and Spanish:
  • Cleaning agents (anionic and nonionic surfactants, enzymes)
  • Water softener (sodium citrate)
  • Stabilizer
  • Buffering agent
  • Perfume
  • Polymer
  • Brightening agent
  • Colorant

    For a full listing of product ingredients, you must visit Sun Products corporate website. The full ingredient list:

  • Water
  • Alcohols, C12-15, Ethoxylated
  • Alcohols, C10-16, Ethoxylated
  • Methyl Ester Sulfonate
  • Palm Kernelamide DEA
  • Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Triethanolamine
  • Protease
  • Sodium Cocoate
  • Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate
  • Perfume
  • Sodium Methylacrylate/Styrene Copolymer
  • Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate
  • Mannanase
  • Cellulase
  • Amylase CI 61585 Methylchloroisothiazolinone Methylisothiazolinone
  • Wisk and Sun Products

    Sun Products Corporation is a North American manufacturer and marketer of fabric care and household products with annual sales of more than $2 billion. It holds the second largest market share in North America. Sun employs 3,500 people and maintains offices and Research & Development facilities in Fairfield County, Connecticut; Salt Lake City, Utah and Toronto, Canada. Manufacturing facilities are under operation in Salt Lake City, Utah; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Dyersburg, Tennessee; Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas.

    Sun Products was formed in September 2008 from the combination of Unilever’s North American fabric care business and Huish Detergents, Inc, a leading manufacturer of private label laundry and dish products. It is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut.

    Sun Products brands include all® products (all small & mighty, all with stainlifters, all Oxi-Active, all Free & Clear, all Baby. all Mighty Pacs are available in regular scent and free & clear), Surf®, Sun® and Sunlight® laundry detergents and Snuggle® fabric softener. Sun Products is also the manufacturer for many retailer branded fabric care products.

    Wisk is also available as Wisk PowerBlasts single dose detergent.

    Laundry Guide Recommendation

    I remember Wisk from my childhood. It was my mother's go-to detergent for my father's heavily-soiled work clothes. When Wisk was "relaunched" in 2010 with their Deep Clean stain spectrum technology, I found it to perform just as well as I remembered.

    Now comes Wisk plus the power of oxygen-based bleach. In my experience, the cleaning power of this all-fabric bleach is astonishing. With a bit of patience by allowing stained clothing to soak and giving the product time to work, even the toughest stains disappear. I was very pleased with the results on normal and heavily soiled loads of laundry.

    As with most detergents, I had a bit of a problem seeing the measuring lines within the opaque measuring cap. However, Wisk does use a series of vertical lines to mark large and medium load levels of detergent that are a bit easier to read. I would suggest giving the product a try using less than the recommended amount and seeing if you are pleased with the results. It is effective enough that you may not need a full "dose".

    I would highly recommend that Wisk plus Oxi Complete be added to your laundry products shelf.

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