Household Bleach Review: Generic 101 Bleach Is A Great Buy

by Taylor @ Stain Removal 101

Household bleach, also known as chlorine bleach, is a common name for the generic version of Clorox, which has lots and lots of uses for stain removal, cleaning and laundry around your home.

I have tried lots of different generic versions of this product, since as I explained in more detail in my article on chlorine bleach I don't think there is a reason to pay extra for a brand name version of what is, ultimately, just the chemical sodium hypochlorite.

Normally when I go to Walmart I buy the Great Value brand of bleach (and you can read my review of that below), but one time when I went I saw this generic brand version, 101, and since I like to try new things to report to you guys, I tried it.

I have to say 101 Bleach is basically the same as every other household bleach I've tried, so nothing spectacular to report. However, it was cheaper than buying Clorox brand bleach so using it instead of the name brand is a simple way to save money!

I'd love to hear your reviews of generic and store brands of bleach that you've tried. You can share your chlorine bleach reviews here, and your non chlorine bleach reviews here.

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Great Value Household Bleach From Walmart Works As Well As Name Brands

by Taylor @Stain Removal 101

As I explained before I tend to buy Great Value brand chlorine bleach normally, since I often shop at Walmart.

In general, I have been pleased with many Great Value products, and this is no exception.

Although I tried 101 Bleach (see review above) one time while at the store, I tend to just stick with my tried and true store brand.

I don't use very much household bleach, as a rule, so I also save money by buying a small amount at a time. Normally, buying in higher volumes can save money, but chlorine bleach actually has a short shelf life, so if you don't use it very often don't buy the big jug. It won't save you money to buy a lot and then have to throw it out when it becomes ineffective.

I'd love to hear what other generic or store brands of liquid chlorine bleach you've tried, sharing whether you like it or not, especially compared with the main name brand, Clorox.

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Half strength
by: Anonymous

If you google "101 Bleach MSDS" you will find out this product is diluted down to 2.7% active ingredient vs. Clorox and some others 6%. It's still ok for use as a milder bleach but by no means is it better value in most circumstances considering it has less active ingredient.

How to compare
by: Paul

When you buy any brand, look at the contents label. Compare the percent of, Sodium Hypochlorite, contained in the product. That is the only thing that matters. The rest is just water.
Clorox has just 6 %. Some other brands such as, Crystal Bleach, contain 8.5 %. The choice is obvious, with Clorox, your paying a higher price for water.

Walmart Great Value Bleach
by: sandy

Hi, just want to let everyone know that Walmart Great Value Bleach is too strong. The bottle I got I put in my laundry room on the floor. Not only did it eat a hole in the bottle but it got all over my clothes. Bleach was everywhere. My skin was also irritated.

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