Today I am doing something a bit different on the blog. It actually isn’t a recipe-related post but it will help you with all of your food-related stains not just food though – nearly every stain you may encounter in your daily (weekly) laundry chores. Recently I signed up to be a part of Purex Social Insiders and they sent me my first challenge. The Purex Challenge. What is this challenge? Simply put, the wonderful people at Purex sent me a full-sized bottle of their newest product, Purex® plus Clorox2® detergent. All I needed to do was test this on the toughest stain I had and then review the product results. How convenient was it that I was out of laundry detergent when this arrived! Score!
Let me tell you a bit about Purex® plus Clorox2® detergent –
Purex plus Clorox 2 is a newer product for the Purex line that became available in March 2016. It claims that Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent contains 3 stain-fighting enzymes that works on removing 100 stains. Some of these stains include:
- Starchy stains like chocolate and tomato sauce
- Protein-based stains like grass and blood
- Stains that use guar gum like ice cream and BBQ sauce
It brightens whites, it’s safe for colors, and a smart value for the price. It also comes in two fragrances: Original Fresh and Sunny Linen.
But – will it work on my toughest stain of the week?
I was about to find out. For once I didn’t have any food-stained clothes to wash – I seem to remember to put on the apron after the first spatter hits my shirt. Anyway, my husband is a biker and is part of a gang. Got your attention, didn’t I? Think road bike not a Harley. He rides twice a week with his gang and then participates quite often in rides across our state that can have him pedaling up to a 100 miles a ride. All of that riding takes a toll on his bike so he has to work on it, tinker with this or that to make it better than before. It’s a messy job and typically he will wear clothes that are already beyond help to get the many stains out so I don’t worry about those coming out when I do the wash. This particular day, he decided to just wear a white t-shirt. I know, I rolled my eyes and thought – well there’s bleach. He mentioned to me that the shirt was on the washer so that I would remember it needed some attention.
I grabbed the Purex plus Clorox 2 bottle and decided this needed a pre-treatment. I dabbed a bit of the detergent on the shirt and rubbed it in gently where the bike grease stains were. I also saw the armpits had yellow sweat stains.
I need to mention it smelled bad – grease, sweat, and gasoline. I sure hoped this new stain-fighting detergent was up to this task! I allowed the pre-treatment to sit about 5 minutes then I washed it with a small load of whites (mainly towels) with the recommended amount of Purex. My tip for you: Fill your washer with some water first, then add your detergent. Let it mix a moment before adding your clothes so the detergent dispersed evenly in your washer.
When I took the t-shirt out of the washer to look at it , I was amazed! You couldn’t even tell the grease stains were there at first glance. A closer look and you could barely see a few gray specks that didn’t totally come out. The yellow sweat stains were gone and the last test to check was the sniff test. I sniffed (cautiously) and no lingering gasoline, body odor, or grease smells were noted. In fact, the shirt not only was brighter and cleaner, it smelled wonderfully. I was impressed and will keep a bottle of Purex on hand at all times, now!
Disclosure: I received a sample of Purex plus Clorox 2 complimentary for review, but all opinions are my own. I was not compensated for writing this post. Full disclosure policy here.**