Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Can Tide Oxi Handle a Hard-working Utility Sink?


Can you believe I posted a photo of our disgusting utility sink?  Me either.  This sink is a workhorse when it comes to my husband, the hobby mechanic, and myself, the DIYer.  


Whoa! Look at that sink!  That's really bad.  So bad that, when I was recently asked to review the new Tide Oxi, I was willing to try it on the hardest working item in our home...and to reveal these frightful before photos to all of you.  First, can I just say that I went to Home Depot to get the Tide Oxi...who knew they had such a great cleaning products aisle?!  (I bought more than the Tide Oxi...well, I was already there and they were on sale!)

So, if this is just a utility sink in our basement garage, why do I care about getting it clean?  Because, like most of you, my friends and guests rarely use the front door.  They come through our garage, probably because the doors are always open and we're in there working on projects.  

By the way, my second most used entrance??  You guessed it...the laundry room door, where friends have actually had to step over piles of laundry to get in.  Those are true friends, bless their sweet, non-judgmental hearts! :)



Here's the new Tide Oxi.  It's a powder and smells fresh and clean.  Using the enclosed scoop, I sprinkled 2 ounces into the sink mixing it with a 1/2 gallon of warm water.  For most of the dirt, it didn't take anything more than a good wiping.  




However, in the photo above, you'll see a glob of dried on paint, probably years of paint.  I did allow the Tide Oxi to soak on this area for about 5 minutes.  Then, I took a scrub brush to it and to some of the stubborn grease stains.  


Ready to see how well it did?



What do you think?!  I was pretty happy with the results.  Some of the dirt could have been removed with a basic cleaning but the grease and paint needed something more.  



Tide Oxi tackled the dried on paint and most of the grease stains.  This is a plastic sink with a slight texture on the bottom making it difficult to get into the tiny crevices.  So, there is some grease visible in that area.  


Would I purchase Tide Oxi again?  More than likely.  I'm pretty frugal but I am brand loyal to a few items because they are worth it.  Tide is one of them.  Tide Oxi is pretty versatile and can be used on many things from clothing, upholstery, patio furniture (both plastic and metal), stuffed animals, the kitchen sink, and more.  Be sure to check the label for exceptions on fabric and upholstery as well as proper use.  I was provided with the product for this review but the opinions are my own.  

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!  I'm off to Home Depot...again :)
Angie




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