Written By Kath
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Summer’s nearly here, and that means kids are spending more time horsing around outdoors. Heck, so are we! All that great outdoor time is wonderful, but as great as it can be to muck around in the garden, barbeque, break out the bikes and run through the sprinkler, it means one more thing for moms: more laundry stains.
Detergent alone isn’t always enough to get out the toughest stains and get clothes their cleanest. We need a stain fighter and booster that will get out those tough summer stains the first time – so we can stop worrying about what’s in the washer and get outside with our families, and get dirty!
Now stain fighter performance meets convenience with NEW OxiClean® MaxForce® Power Paks Laundry Stain Fighter & Booster. The single dose OxiClean® MaxForce® Power Paks boost laundry detergents’ power to help remove the toughest stains the first time, while leaving clothes cleaner, whiter and brighter. Simply add one to every load. The OxiClean® MaxForce® formula contains a unique combination of stain fighters that deeply penetrate fabrics and break down most types of stubborn dried-in stains including food and drink, grease and oil, soil and clay, grass and blood. The individual Power Paks offer no mess convenience with the right amount of pre-measured stain fighting power in every pak. In addition, the Power Paks are water soluble,dissolve quickly on contact with water and are safe to use in both regular and High Efficiency washing machines.
For those particularly stubborn stains, New OxiClean® MaxForce® Gel Stick is an ultra concentrated gel pre-treater that gets the toughest stains out the first time – without damaging fabrics. The gel formula is packed with stain fighters that are rubbed in with a unique, smooth stain grabbing nub applicator top to gently and effectively break down stains.
Sounds great, right? But can a little pak really do all that? Well, we had 75 of our Go2Girlz product testers try both products out on their real life laundry, and then tell us what they thought. Their verdict? They loved them! Our testers were very impressed with the single dose OxiClean® Max Force® Power Paks – they found them quick and easy to use and best of all, they worked! They found the paks very effective in getting out their toughest stains.
Most of the Go2Girlz really appreciated the no-muss-no-fuss ease of the single dose paks, and commented that clothes were cleaner, colours came out of the wash brighter, and their whites were whiter. The stain-fighting formula is so effective that Linda (a Go2Girlz Product Tester and mom of one teenaged daughter) was thrilled that this product removed blood stains from her daughter’s laundry on the first wash! Katherine (Go2Girlz Product Tester and mom of two) reports that the OxiClean® MaxForce® PowerPaks helped return her white jeans back to sparkling white after they had turned bluish and dingy when her husband accidently washed them with coloured clothes. All our testers were also thrilled with the OxiClean® MaxForce® Gel Stick pre-treater, and many of them were impressed by the minimal packaging on both products.
Any drawbacks? Although the majority reported that they loved the scent, a few of our users are sensitive to scent and have suggested OxiClean introduce a scent-free product in addition to the original. One or two testers found they had a really tough stain that needed a little extra attention, but the vast majority would recommend both OxiClean® Max Force® Power Paks and the OxiClean® MaxForce® Gel Stick to a friend, and most would also buy it again for their own homes.
So, what else did the Go2Girlz think? Here’s some of what they had to say:
“I will be using this product, it got my stuff really clean and took out stains I couldn’t get out. Thanks Oxi” – Cynthia, mom of 2
“I was excited to not have to spray individual stains – what a timesaver!” – Karri, mom of 2
“It did a great job. I liked the fact that on the outside of the bag it gave a way of treating stubborn stains.” – Jennifer, mom of 2
“I liked that this product was compact and easy to use. There wasn’t any mess involved and I didn’t have to pre-treat. ” – Melissa, mom of 2
“Easy and convenient. I love how they completely boost the power of my regular detergent. And my whites really were white!” – Rachel, mom of 2
“Loved the packaging – not overly packaged. This product really worked – the clothes were stain free and looked brighter” – Kris, mom of 1
“‘Power Paks are easy to use and very effective. I used them on a heavily soiled load of light color clothes! After washing, I could tell the clothes were cleaner and brighter. It also give the clothes very fresh and nice smell.” – Christine, mom of 1
“I washed my daughter’s stained t-shirts in detergent alone first and the stains were still there after the wash. I re-washed them with the OxiClean Power Pak: the chocolate milk came out no problem.” – Katherine, mom of 2
“It was very easy to use. No measuring, no fuss or spills.” – Lisa, mom of 2
“We are going to Disney World for 2 weeks and I am looking forward to taking the gel stick with us and using it on the clothes and being able to not worry about them until I get back.” – Rae, mom of 2
“Easy to use and the clothes smell fantastic after they are cleaned. The power paks even made my washer smell better.” – Jodelene, mom of 1
“Multiple jobs in one convenient pak.” – Tracy, mom of 2
“Other similar products do not work near as well.” – Carole, mom of 1
“My wash loads were bright and smelled fresher than usual.” – Marni, mom of 1
“I loved the Pre-Treater, because it removed ground in dirt on my son’s pants.” – Kimberly, mom of 1