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Due to how messy my family is (Yes, myself included). I tend to avoid purchasing white clothing & and am well, sort of a linen Nazi. White linens are great for photos, and I can’t tell you how many times in my house the words “No, not that one, it’s for pictures.” has come out of my mouth, as someone reached for a tea towel I’d left on the counter to wipe my sticky daughter with (that kid is a true mess master). So, when I was asked to try Clorox MyUltimateCare Bleach (available at Target), I decided that since everyone likes a nice Italian meal and it is also a sort of perfect storm of stain making possibilities, the product would face… The Italian Dinner Stain Challenge. I even picked up some lovely new white cotton napkins to endure the experience.
While an Italian dinner offers other staining delights, I chose the notorious red wine stain and oily tomato sauce stain for my test.
I poured a bit of each on the fresh white napkin and let them sit a few minutes. My theory was, it will take a few minutes to get to the bathroom to deal with the stain if you are out dining, and even at home it will take a few minutes or you may not notice it right away. Napkins will typically even set longer, so I wanted at least some time to let that thirsty cotton absorb the stains. After allowing the stains to set, I washed them out with a little cold water and soap. Then direct applied a little Clorox MyUltimateCare Bleach to each stain, and allowed to rest for 3 minutes as per directions. I then washed with a regular load of whites, adding the remainder of the bleach in cap to the load.
The stains came out and the typical yellowing of direct beach application was less noticeable than with typical bleach and the fabric does not seem to have suffered any damage from the experiment. I also noticed the odor of this bleach to be lighter than standard bleaches. If you would like to put this bleach to the test as well, it is exclusively available at Target.