The summertime brings hot weather and cookouts where ice cream and BBQ food pose some of the worst stains to get out of clothes. Therefore, I thought I’d put the stain fighting power of Purex plus Clorox 2 up against some of the condiments and ice cream toppings we like to use: mustard, caramel sauce, and sirarcha hot chili sauce.
Drips and drops will not do for this test, so I decided to write the names of the stains that I wanted to tackle on a bright white, clean washcloth (even though the word ‘caramel’ is highly unrecognizable). My nephew helped out by providing us with the ‘u’ in ‘mustard.’ I then rinsed the washcloth with cold water, and man oh man, that sirarcha sauce looked burned into the fabric. Clearly, caramel sauce was not a tricky enough stain to test out…and my mother suggested that I should have tried chocolate sauce instead.
To pretreat tough stains, you can rub some of the Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent into the fabric, and let it sit for 5 minutes before washing. That’s what I did. Still…it looked like that sirarcha sauce was clinging to every fiber of that washcloth.
I tossed the washcloth in with a load of towels and jeans; ran it through a normal HOT/COLD cycle with more Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent; and when it was finished, I held my breath as I dug out the washcloth. I was literally flabbergasted…yes, I said ‘flabbergasted.’ I ran around the house showing my Mom and nephew the results. Not a single, colorful trace of any of the stains. I couldn’t even tell which side I wrote the ‘food words’ on.
My Mom asked me if I wanted to keep the washcloth as a souvenir, and exclaimed, ‘what is that stuff again, I’m going to have to buy some of that.’
I received the Sunny Linen scent to test out, and I’m glad…it’s highly fragrant and smells quite fresh. Additional highlights about Purex plus Clorox 2 is that it is safe for colors; works on 100 stains; removes protein-based stains like blood and grass; eradicates food stains such as ice cream and BBQ sauce; and erases starchy stains like chocolate and tomato sauce. And, you can add sirarcha hot chili sauce to the list as well.
So, what’s the worst stain you ever had to tackle?
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary bottle of Purex and coupons to host a giveaway, in exchange for my review and sharing my honest opinion.