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OxiClean Max Force Pre-Treater Gel Stick - About.com Laundry Product Review

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OxiClean Max Force Pre-Treater Gel Stick - About.com Laundry Product Review

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When my youngest son was in first grade, he decided to be a magician in the school talent show. I made him a jacket with plenty of hidden pockets but he wanted a magic stick (wand). I don't think he was talking about OxiClean Max Force Gel Stick but it is a magic stick for making stains disappear. Wonder if I could win a talent show using it?

OxiClean Max Force Pre-Treater Gel Stick

The OxiClean Max Force Pre-Treater Gel Stick combines the cleaning properties of OxiClean Max Force and the scrubbing power the soft rubber brush.

The listed ingredients on the package are:

  • surfactants
  • enzymes

    The actual ingredients are available on the Church & Dwight Co. website:

  • Water
  • Ethoxylated Alcohols
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Sodium Ethylhexlamine Propian
  • Glycerin
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Polycarboxylate, Sodium Salt
  • Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
  • Fragrance
  • Proteolytic Enzyme
  • Citric Acid
  • alpha-Amylase Enzyme
  • Preservative
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Colorant

    The gel stick can be used directly on any washable fabric stain. The gel is released by pressing down the brush on top of the stain. The brush is then used to work the gel into the stains. This should be done as soon as possible after the stain occurs. Fabrics can be treated up to one week before washing.

    It should not be used on silk, wool, leather or any fabric labeled for dry clean only.

    OxiClean Max Force contains no chlorine bleach and is safe for any washer and septic tanks. Cost is $3.99 for 6.2 ounces.

  • The Church & Dwight Story

    OxiClean and the Arm & Hammer Laundry Products are an arm of the Church & Dwight Co., Inc. The Arm & Hammer brand was first applied to boxes of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) produced by Dr. Austin Church and John Dwight in 1846. The familiar box of baking soda with the hammer-wielding arm of Vulcan, god of fire, as their logo became a fixture in most homes.

    In 1970, the company introduced the first non-phosphate laundry detergent and was the sole corporate sponsor of the first Earth Day celebration. By the 1980s, Arm & Hammer laundry detergent was available in both liquid and powder formulas and in 2012, single use paks. And, in 2006, Church & Dwight acquired Orange Glo International, the parent company of OxiClean, an oxygen based bleach.

    In addition to laundry products and baking soda, Church & Dwight manufactures a variety of cleaning, freshening and deodorizing products such as kitty litter, toothpaste, deodorants, carpet deodorizer, household cleaners like Kaboom, Orange Glo and Scrub Free, and personal products like Nair, Trojan condoms and First Response pregnancy tests.

    Laundry Guide Recommendation

    The OxiClean group of products is one of my favorite tools in removing stains and keeping laundry looking white and bright. The Gel Stick is so simple to use and handy for when stains happen and I don't have time to wash right away.

    The gel goes on blue in color so you can see how much is being distributed. The blue colorant does not stain fabrics and washes out. I find it to be especially effective in removing protein stains like blood and grass, ground-in dirt and oily stains. While it works great, it will not remove ink, rust or dried paints.

    I keep one in my bathroom to treat clothes before they go in the hamper and one in the laundry room for stains I miss ahead of time. As many of us move to single dose detergent packs (Tide Pods, all mighty paks, Arm & Hammer Toss 'N Done or Arm & Hammer Crystal Burst Paks), this gel stick is the perfect laundry product for treating tough stains.

    I highly recommend OxiClean Max Force Gel Stick as a product on your laundry shelf.

    Specific questions? Just ask here.

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