I purchased the Oxi Clean Detergent With Toss-n-Go Dispenser about two years ago.
I ended up not reviewing it after seeing it was “Reduced for Quick Sale” a week after purchasing it, which usually means a product is near its expiration date or a product just sucks. Since laundry detergent doesn’t really have an expiration date, I figured it was the latter. However, just like cockroaches, crocodiles and Paris Hilton’s celebrity, it somehow has been able to survive and I continue to see it on store shelves.
The product consists of a solid ball of Oxi Clean detergent, which is placed into a white liner, and then placed into the blue Toss-n-Go dispenser. The white liner prevents the detergent ball of dissolving quickly, but I think it does its job too well. On the packaging it says it can do over 25 loads of laundry, but on and off for the past two years I’ve probably done about twenty loads with it and not much of the detergent ball has dissolved, which makes me wonder if my clothes are actually being cleaned. Although, if they aren’t being cleaned, it would explain why sometimes women keep a certain distance away from me. I thought it was me staring at their breasts, but it could’ve been the Oxi Clean detergent.
I’m not much of a fan of powdered detergent and it turns out that I’m also not a fan of solid detergent, because with both I can’t pretreat stains, like lipstick on my collar, some kind of bodily fluid on my pants, or the Asian buy-me-drinkie girl attached to my wallet. The Oxi Clean detergent also doesn’t have a scent, which wouldn’t usually bother me since I use the Method Free + Clear odorless detergent, but because I’m not sure if it’s cleaning my fine silk leopard-print thongs, I would at least want it to smell like it’s cleaning my fine silk leopard-print thongs.
One of the main appeals of the Oxi Clean Detergent With Toss-n-Go Dispenser is the fact that you can leave it in your washing machine. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment complex with a washing machine and dryer I have to share with everyone on my floor, so it’s hard to keep it in there. Although, I’m not really too fond of this product, so I think I might just leave it in there and hopefully someone steals it.
Item: Oxi Clean Detergent With Toss-n-Go Dispenser
Size: 1 ball/1 dispenser
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: Can leave in washing machine, if you have your own washing machine. Odorless. My fine silk leopard-print thongs.
Cons: The slow dissolving of product makes me wonder if it’s actually working. Can’t pretreat stains. Staring at women’s breasts for too long. Paris Hilton will never die. Trying to get rid of Asian buy-me-drinkie girl attached to wallet.