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emccarthy25 03-22-2012 11:34 PM

oxyclean question
I've been reading that oxyclean free is a commonly used(inexpensive) cleaner. Unfortunatly, I can't find the 'free' in my area. Would it be detrimental to use the regular oxyclean versatile(non-free)?

heyjaffy 03-22-2012 11:37 PM

I've been using the standard scented stuff for over a year without any perceptable issues. Anything I use it on gets followed up with a good rinse and sanitizing bath (star san)

Dan 03-22-2012 11:45 PM

I've used the scented stuff and it didn't seem to impart any flavor but oxyclean is expensive. If there is a dollar store nearby check there. I bought 16 oz of what is called "Awesome Oxygen" base cleaner for 75 cents, it's unscented and contains sodium percarbonate and sodium carbonate. The same thing used in Oxyclean.

Wreck99 03-22-2012 11:54 PM

I've used both non-free and free Oxyclean without issue.

bribo179 03-22-2012 11:57 PM

Do you have a sams club nearby? You can check their website. That is where I get mine.

emccarthy25 03-23-2012 12:42 AM

Hmm, I will have to look ito the dollar stores in my area. As far as sams club, there is one, but too far for it to be worthwhile to get a membership

dbhokie 03-23-2012 12:05 PM

+1 to not using brand name oxyclean. We get generic, much cheaper equally effective at de-labeling and de-gluing. You should be able to find some at Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target, or any number of places.

bribo179 03-23-2012 12:11 PM

I've had problems with genetic oxyclean leaving residue that is hard to remove. That maybe due to my local water. I haven't had any problems with name brand.

Calichusetts 03-23-2012 12:19 PM

NO issues...bought the largest size when I started brewing, realized it was the normal brand after I used it...going to use it until its done. I'm not planning on switching unless its cheaper or the same price.

But you should rinse it very well

bad67z 03-23-2012 12:19 PM

You may also find the "free" formula of Oxiclean @ Target. That is where I purchase mine locally.

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