OxiClean Max Force Power Paks and Max Force Gel Stick Pre-Treater: Review & Giveaway

This Giveaway is now closed.  A winner will be announced soon.



When it comes to doing laundry, stains are no stranger in my household. With two very active little boys  and a darling husband who works very hard – it seems as if a day doesn’t go by that I don’t  have to deal with some type of stain.  This is why I could not wait to try out a brand new product from OxiClean that will hit shelves this month ~  OxiClean Max Force Power Paks and OxiClean Max Force Gel Stick Pre-Treater .


I could not wait to try them out.  I had no problem finding a few pieces to put to the test.  Believe it or not, laundry is one of my favorite chores.  I just love fresh , clean clothes and linens.   It only gets frustrating  when my clothes don’t get their cleanest or my whites their whitest.   That is just one of my biggest pet peeves, but desides that, I love doing laundry….. with the exception of folding and putting away part,  now I don’t like that.  But oh well, it’s something we all have to do so I embrace it.

I have never tried OxiClean before-I’ve heard of it and even seen the commercials but never tried it for myself so I was excited to give it a try.  For this test, if stains are needed – I’ve got them  and now with OxiClean handy, I was ready to go.

The Gel Stick Pre-Treater works great on tough stains  – even ones that set-in on clothes for a week! Just rub the gel into the fabric and let it sit for a few minutes before throwing it into a normal load of laundry.  The Power Paks are pretty easy to use.  Just toss them  in with your laundry along with your detergent and let it do the rest.  I like that it’s mess free and  helps get rid of stains.



Each of these new products contains OxiClean’s “4-in-1 stain fighting power” so whether grease, oil, blood, or dirt, appears on clothing, you know that dabbing with OxiClean will leave the garment looking new again after just one wash. 

I was very pleased with this product and I just  LOVE how they make my laundry smell- so CLEAN and FRESH.  The best part about it is that they are  easy to use-  literally takes only a few seconds to grab a pak and toss it in.

 Win It!

One lucky reader will win a both the OxiClean Max Force Power Paks and the Max Force Gel Stick . You have until Friday, February 27th to enter to win.  A winner will be picked at random and you will have 48 hours to claim your prize!

To Enter:

Please share with us one of your tough stain stories or why you want to give OxiClean a try.

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Contest ends, Feb. 27, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. CST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. US Only (unless otherwise noted) 

 “I received a product for this review on behalf of the company. All opinions are solely my own. Others who may use this product or service may have different opinions.”  


  1. shannon says:

    I’m always getting tomato on something.

  2. SANDY says:

    blood and set food stains

  3. Kristi C says:

    I accidently left a tube of lipstick in a jean pocket one time. After going through the washer and dryer, I now had 7 pair of jeans covered in lipstick. The only thing that got the stains out was shampoo and scrubbing with an old toothbrush. We love Oxi-Clean around here. With three kids, I always have some stains to remove.

  4. Eileen Burke says:

    I have 2 kids, so lots of tough stains, the toughest would probably be spaghetti sauce, what a pain!

  5. Eileen Burke says:

    I am a subscriber!

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  8. Jackie says:

    Blood is one of the toughest stains in my house. With two teen daughters…you know…their time of the month. Would love to find a product that works to totally remove the stains. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  9. Jackie says:

    I subscribe via email

  10. Jackie says:

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  11. Debbie says:

    set in blood on hunting clothes is a nightmare.

  12. Debbie says:

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  14. Marci says:

    I have 2 dogs. Messy dogs. My couches could use some tough love from Oxiclean. So could my jeans–I do a lot of painting and do-it-yourself projects, so I’m always trying to get stains out. I’d love to win!

  15. susan varney says:

    mustard is always a terrible stain to get out mverno@roadrunner.com

  16. Sarah Hirsch says:

    my daughter gets bloody noses sometimes, those are always tough to wash out unless you get to it right away.

  17. Sarah Hirsch says:

    gfc follower

  18. karen M says:

    Chocolate is my worst stain to remove
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  22. karen M says:

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  23. Rob says:

    because it’s NEW and i like to give new a try!

  24. Grass and mud stains are always difficult to get out of my sons sweat pants.
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  25. linda lansford says:

    spegetti stains are the worst

  26. Pat says:

    Grass stains are common at our house because we work on the lawn and garden almost daily.

  27. Mellissa C says:

    Grape juice is always hard for me to get out.

  28. Mellissa C says:

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  29. Karen says:

    oily stains are ones that I have a problem with

  30. Beth says:

    As I discovered last night, coffee stains on a white blouse do not come out easily. I need this stuff! :-)

  31. Tracey Byram says:

    At least once a week Liz spills chocolate milk on her shirt at school. And chocolate milk is a real booger to remove.

  32. Denise B. says:

    My son got mud splatters all over his hoodie then washed and dried it without treating it. I want to try soaking it overnight in OxiClean to see if it will dissolve the stains that set.

  33. karen M says:

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  34. Monique Rzzo says:

    Kool aid is very hard!! Thanks for the chance.

  35. Jessica says:

    I have twin nieces who just started eating baby food. I think the the pureed peas are the grossest thing they eat and leave the worst stains. I would love to try these products out. I’ve used the classic oxiclean powder and love it.

  36. Jessica says:

    I subscribe via e-mail

  37. Jessica says:

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  38. Jessica says:

    I follow through twitter and tweeted

  39. Katie says:

    I’ve got two kids so I am always looking for better ways to fight stains!
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  40. Gale says:

    I am a mom of three boys, so it’s not just one stain story. But I’ll pick one: the grease stains on the lap of some Khaki pants my oldest has. I did pre-treat them, but forgot to check before I put them in the dryer. I’m guessing these won’t be ones I get to pass on to the younger two. Well, at least I bought it at consignment. :-)

  41. dreeg says:

    I want to try it on my husband’s jeans. He works really hard and his jeans get filthy will dirt and grease stains.

  42. Jessica says:

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  43. Jill Myrick says:

    The worst stain that I have ever had to try to remove was red lipstick from my daughters new pink shirt.
    I tried everything that I could think of, found online etc.
    But at last in order to get it out I had to bleach the shirt.
    So it is now my daughters new white shirt.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.


  44. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

  45. Jill Myrick says:

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  46. karen M says:

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  47. Jaime Payne says:

    blood has got to be the hardest

  48. Jaime Payne says:

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  50. Jessica says:

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  52. Margie says:

    Wish this product have been around when the kids were little…for the grass stains on their knees. Now it would be useful for the miscellaneous food stains.

  53. lisa says:

    I have a few stains on my carpet that i have not been able to remove. I have no idea what those stains are from i just really want them gone.

  54. lisa says:

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  55. Leann S says:

    My husband is always getting grease on his dress shirts. Impossible to get out.

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  57. Jessica says:

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  58. Kerrie Mayans says:

    My daughter is always getting grass stains on the knees of her khaki colored school uniform pants. They seem impossible to get out without lightning the area.

  59. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I am a blog subscriber.

  60. Kerrie Mayans says:

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  61. lisa says:
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  63. REBECCA says:

    knee grass stains

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  66. Lethea says:

    I’ve always had problems with catsup stains~awful! My youngest has always been a catsup lover & needless to say I’ve had a few stains to prove it!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  67. Lethea says:

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  68. karen M says:

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  69. Keith Grayson says:

    Paint stains are rough and I am a avid do it yourselfer so i am always getting grease and paint on my cloths. I have heard alot about OxiClean but have not tried it yet and I would like to try it out since i have heard alot of good reviews about it.



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  71. Tammy says:

    Dirt. My boys walk everywhere in thier socks and they get dirty and they are hard to get white again

  72. Jessica says:

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  73. Rosanne says:

    Although we live in a suburban area my husband is kind of a lumberjack who is outdoors year round working in the yard, on equipment etc. He gets a lot of grease on clothing.

  74. Rosanne says:

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  75. Rosanne says:

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  76. lisa says:
  77. Kimberly says:

    I have washed and dried chap stick before, and that created impossible stains. It left grease marks on everything!

  78. Kimberly says:

    I follow your blog.

  79. Kimberly says:

    I subscribe via email.
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  81. Teresa says:

    I want to give OxiClean a try because I have found nothing that get real tough stains out!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  82. Teresa says:

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  83. Jessica says:

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  84. Steph S. says:

    I have 2 4-year-old boys. Need I say more? :)

  85. Kimberly says:
  86. kelly wakefield says:

    armpit stains on white tshirts are the bane of my existence! I need a product that can make those pit stains disappear!

  87. Happi Shopr says:

    I hate, hate, HATE the sweat stains on hubby’s white undershirts!!!! Will nothing get rid of them??? Must rid to banish the icky stains!

  88. Jessica says:

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  89. lisa says:
  90. colleen says:

    My husband works in a restaurant as a chef so I would like to give it a try.

  91. Pamela S says:

    My son plays football and getting the stains out of his clothes is a real chore!! I’d love to try this product. Thanks.

  92. Colleen S says:

    Oil base stains are usually the death knell for my clothes. What to do?

  93. Pamela S says:

    Follower GFC. Thanks.

  94. tina reynolds says:

    I can not get my husbands work stains out they are a so dirty thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  95. tina reynolds says:

    i follow

  96. tina reynolds says:

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  97. karen says:

    I’m a bartender, so after a busy night I have all kinds of stains. Thanks.

  98. Janette says:

    I always have the hardest time getting oily stains out.

  99. Janette says:

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  100. Janette says:

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  104. Amanda S. says:

    My 6yo son is a tough stain story daily, lol! He plays outside in our yard just about every day (rain or shine) and always has dirt and grass stains on his clothes.

  105. Angie P says:

    I could use this for so many reasons. My daughter has a habit of walking around and even going outside in her socks. It is hard to get them clean.

    Mu husband also does mechanic work and his clothes get filthy. :P

  106. Vincent Bracy says:

    The tough stains I deal with are oil and grass. I alway use Oxy to get them out.

  107. Angie P says:

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  110. Susan Smith says:

    blood is tough to get out

  111. Frances says:

    I would love to win this thank you for the chance fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

  112. Maja says:

    i want to try it since i have a son and a husband and a dog, so lot of stains i need to treat

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  114. Wendy McBride says:

    I would like to try the easy OxiClean Max Force Power Paks and Max Force Gel Stick Pre-Treater…you made it sound so easy! 4 Teens….does that spell stains?

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  115. kathy pease says:

    my son is always getting grass stains and those are impossible to remove with anything i have tried

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  119. Angie says:

    With three kids, I need a stain remover that works the first time . . . laundry can’t be my full time job.

  120. Melanie says:

    Tough stains? Hm..
    probably hawaiann punch stains. So hard to get out.

  121. Nancy S. says:

    I have a big chest and I always have a coffee stain on it.

  122. Nancy S. says:

    I follow your blog with google friend.

  123. Nancy S. says:

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  124. Nancy S. says:

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.

  125. Charlene Kuser says:

    I had a problem with a make-up stain on my shirt and OxiClean got it out
    when nothing else would

  126. Charlene Kuser says:

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  129. heather c says:

    Brand new crisp, white shirt. Parents decided to take me out for…Italian. I was extra careful, but still ended up with sauce on my shirt. I couldn’t get the stain out, so *boom* – there it went, straight into the trash. That really stunk.

  130. heather c says:

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  131. heather c says:

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  132. Veronica Garrett says:

    The children are always playing outside in the grass. They always get grass stains all over their clothes. The stains are very difficult to remove.

  133. Gianna says:

    I have some baby spit up stains that are just plain stubborn.

  134. Lily Kwan says:

    I want to give OxiClean a try because it sounds very effective.

  135. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  136. Sara B. says:

    I love to cook and between tomato stains, coffee stains and oil stains I have some old stains that desperately need to come out!