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Generic Versus Name Brand Bleach

Which one works better, generic versus store brand bleach?

By Ama from Worcester, MA

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March 4, 20100 found this helpful

Your just paying for the name, to save yourself some money buy the generic brands.

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March 4, 20100 found this helpful

I've tried a lot of different brands, but I always go back to Clorox. To my way of thinking it seems to do a better job.

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March 4, 20100 found this helpful

I am perfectly happy with store brands or generic. They seem to be the same.

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March 4, 20100 found this helpful

The only difference is the bottle. Clorox claims to have a spill proof bottle. For the difference in price, I prefer to just be more careful pouring out of the generic bottle!

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March 5, 20100 found this helpful

I buy generic also for just plain chlorine.

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March 5, 20100 found this helpful

The bleach ingredient in bleach is a 5-6 per cent solution of sodium hypochlorite. I've read labels and all seem to be around that percent. Perfumes and water, possibly something else are the remainder, but that's the bleaching agent. You can increase the effectiveness of bleach [I've read] by adding a few tablespoons of baking soda to wash water. I don't bleach all the time, but use baking soda or borax or both with hot water and recommended amount of detergent for that particular load.
I usually use less than recommended detergent measure for most loads. Hanging things in sunshine helps as well, but it's winter for most of us now, but sun is great bleach.

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March 7, 20100 found this helpful

I have been using & diluting granular chlorine for over 30 years. I talked to a chemist many years ago & found out the dilution amount to use. Bleach is nothing more than watered down chlorine.

For 1 cup bleach, use the granular chlorine & measure out 1 tsp. into the wash tub as the water is filling. Let it completely fill & I use something long handled to make sure it's mixed, then load clothes & it works great.
I've never had a problem with this. I have even found some chlorine marked down from time to time.

The only thing you need to be careful with is to not get any moisture into the chlorine container. Sometimes the container gets old & needs to be replaced. So I'd use something like heavy duty plastic to put it in, if needed.

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March 17, 20110 found this helpful

Clorox works a lot better than a generic brand.

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