CarolC wrote:I have not had any doggy disaster laundry recently, but if I get some I will try to post back how the Awesome detergent does on that.
OK, had a stain on a quilted bottom sheet that was maybe a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Laid it out flat and poured a full cap of Awesome With Oxygen detergent on it, and let it sit for several minutes before putting it in the washer and running the load. Did not come out as clean as I'd like. You could still see where it was. I was thinking
that since this is formulated "With Oxygen", that meant it would work kind of like Oxy-Clean, but it really didn't. It worked like normal Sun Free and Clear. With Sun Free and Clear, when I have a ground in stain like that, I lay it out flat and pour hydrogen peroxide on it, let it fizz, then wash as usual. That works. Will have to do that with Awesome Oxygen detergent, too. That's OK.
To be fair, they do not advertise it as a spot remover, and I did not try rubbing it after I poured the capful on the stain. That might work, but I don't want to have to get the rubber gloves and all that, it's easier to go back to pre-treating with peroxide, you don't have to rub that, just let it fizz.
If you're wondering why not just add bleach to the wash, I'd love to! But the waterproof fleece underpads immediately get holes in them and start to leak, it must eat whatever plastic they sandwich in the middle of the fleece. Any load that has quilted sheets also has fleece underpads and I'm not going to start washing them separately.
And if you're wondering, what's the big deal if you can still see where a stain was after you wash it, the dog won't care...there is a reason beyond just pride. This particular dog has an open v*lva as a result of her paralysis, and the urinary tract is inside the v*lva, and when I put her into bed at night without her diaper, I want to her be on really clean sheets. They may not be hospital clean, but at least "good and clean". I realize any dust on her feet or tail, etc, will soon also be on the sheets, but I have control over whether fecal stains and possible germs are in the bedding or not.
And that being said, it does no good to find a bargain detergent if your dog is going to get a urinary infection from contacting unclean bedding. You could buy a lot of expensive detergent for the cost of a vet exam and antibiotics, not to mention the guilt you would feel over letting it happen because you were being cheap. That's why I'm really trying to see whether this detergent is good or not. At this point, I still think it is