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Old 03-22-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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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)?


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Old 03-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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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)


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Old 03-22-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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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.
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I've used both non-free and free Oxyclean without issue.
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Do you have a sams club nearby? You can check their website. That is where I get mine.
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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
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+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.
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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.
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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
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You may also find the "free" formula of Oxiclean @ Target. That is where I purchase mine locally.


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