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Old 12-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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Is generic Oxyclean (like the kind you get from Rite-aid) ok to use as a cleaner and/or sanitizer? Seems to me that One Step and Oxyclean-like products are one in the same, but I am not sure of the active ingredients in the two. Thanks!

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Old 12-01-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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I have been using Oxiclean Free as a cleaner with good results. I would not use it as a sanitizer.

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Old 12-01-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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Yeah it works great to get the smell out of things, but I would not use it as a sanitizer.

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Old 12-02-2007, 02:51 PM   #4
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agreed, its ONLY a cleanser, not a sanitizer. get Oxyclean Free. you don't want perfumes in your cleanser.

i just used some over night to get 90% of the root beer smell out of a picnic tap.

side note: making root beer requires a dedicated beer tap!

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:36 PM   #5
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agreed, its ONLY a cleanser, not a sanitizer. get Oxyclean Free. you don't want perfumes in your cleanser.

i just used some over night to get 90% of the root beer smell out of a picnic tap.

side note: making root beer requires a dedicated beer tap!
I hate the stuff, but my best friend loves it, so I keep one set of keg o-rings and a separate tap line around just for when he wants me to make root beer. I grab one of my kegs, swap out the seals for the "root beer" seals, attach the "root beer" tap, and then when it is empty, I remove them, clean them well, and bag them up for the next time.

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:02 PM   #6
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It will leave a white powder film on everything it touches.
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I have never had that problem. Are you rinsing properly?

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:34 PM   #8
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only had the white powdery thing happen once and I over did it on the mixture

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Check out this thread. Particularly the part about sodium percarbonate.

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Oxyclean is by far a much cheaper option. You can buy 1 lb. at the dollar store for, you guessed it, $1 and you only need about half as much to achieve the same desired cleaning strength. The only caveat is your water hardness. People with well water or water with high TDS, so called hard water should consider either investing in water softening equipment, using PBW at much higher cost, or throwing a squirt of dishwashing fluid in with their oxyclean when they do their normal wash. Oxyclean makes a great cleaner, but should never be used as a sanitizer. Just buy a bottle of starsan and invest in a 5 gallon bucket with lid and mix up a solution of starsan and distilled water. If that solution ever gets low just reup with another gallon of distilled water and a squirt of starsan. If it ever turns cloudy or has too much debris in it, just replace the whole batch.

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