Joy has shared her Arm and Hammer laundry detergent review here, of the liquid, Clean Burst scent.
I do not remember why I originally got this detergent. I just happened to have a bottle of Arm and Hammer regular liquid, Clean Burst scent. No special formulation.
I had run out of the last detergent used, and needed to clean some dirty laundry, so I opened it and poured some in the washing machine, put my clothes in and waited for 20 minutes.
When I went back to check the machine, wow! The clothes smelled wonderful! Even better, they smelled great out of the dryer too. They smell wonderful when being folded and they smell great when you put them on.
As far as I can tell, I have not seen any unusual wear and tear from this detergent: if anything, the clothes are staying in better shape longer than with my previous detergent, which was an inexpensive white powder.
For stains I use Oxiclean, so the Arm and Hammer is not particularly great at stain removal, probably as good as most detergents.
I have used Arm and Hammer laundry detergent in warm, hot, and cold washes and it worked well in all temperatures. Nobody has experienced allergic reactions, and the clothes have never been left with any odors other than that wonderful smell!
I have used this detergent as a pre-soak with clothes that I thought might not come clean, such as dirty socks that had been walked around in without shoes. I started the washer, let it fill with the socks and a cupful of Arm and Hammer laundry detergent in there. Then opened the lid
so the cycle would not continue and left it like that for about half an hour. Following the finish of this cycle, the socks were definitely whiter.
Therefore, Arm and Hammer laundry detergent is effective as a detergent pre-soak.
I have also used water and a small amount of Arm and Hammer mixed in a bowl to scrub dirty surfaces in my house as well as upholstery that I could not put in the washing machine. This detergent does well at these things and it leaves upholstery smelling really nice.
Because detergent is slippery it is good at pre-treating surfaces that are not going to come clean without a little soaking. This is the kind of surface, such as a stove or countertop, that is similar to dishes but cannot be put into the sink to soak.
Just one or two minutes of the detergent solution sitting on these surfaces, and I can go back to easily scrub or sometimes just wipe it clean with a cloth.
Basically, Arm and Hammer laundry detergent is pretty versatile stuff and it leaves your house smelling awesome!
Thanks Joy for sharing your great uses for laundry detergent for other things besides cleaning your clothes!
I also appreciate your Arm and Hammer laundry detergent review, and think you have a great method for presoaking your clothes with the detergent. That can really make a difference in getting them really clean.
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