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Thread: Thought I'd try cheaper bleach - Food Lion My Essentials instead of Home 360

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    Thought I'd try cheaper bleach - Food Lion My Essentials instead of Home 360

    I'd been using Food lion's Home 360 which labels itself at 8.25% with great results. Food Lion also sells My Essentials brand bleach which is much cheaper but doesn't list a chlorine strength. I figured the chlorine content was probably lower but thought I'd give it a try to see if I could save some money. Turns out I need twice a much of the My Essentials to get the same result as Home 360 so I'm switching back to Home 360 - better value. Thought I'd share this in case anyone else was thinking about trying a brand that doesn't list the percentage on the label.
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    Re: Thought I'd try cheaper bleach - Food Lion My Essentials instead of Home 360

    Quote Originally Posted by callea View Post
    I'd been using Food lion's Home 360 which labels itself at 8.25% with great results. Food Lion also sells My Essentials brand bleach which is much cheaper but doesn't list a chlorine strength. I figured the chlorine content was probably lower but thought I'd give it a try to see if I could save some money. Turns out I need twice a much of the My Essentials to get the same result as Home 360 so I'm switching back to Home 360 - better value. Thought I'd share this in case anyone else was thinking about trying a brand that doesn't list the percentage on the label.
    Sometimes a Google search for the MSDS on a bleach can give you the percentage
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    Re: Thought I'd try cheaper bleach - Food Lion My Essentials instead of Home 360

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat View Post
    Sometimes a Google search for the MSDS on a bleach can give you the percentage
    Yup, here is what the MSDS says

    "Sodium Hypochlorite 1-6.0%"

    I'll guess usually 5.25
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