Choose best value detergent - ASTM for the scientist - Hoping
How to determine cleaning value of detergent? ASTM Method online but not enough information: ASTM = American Society of Testing and Materials (scientists or methods)
I'm degreed in electronics, chemistry and optics. But I've not done any analysis for detergents.
I figure it's simple. Get some grease and find out how much can go into solution , in water, using a fixed
amount of detergent.
But that takes work. and well I suppose I could do it.
I'm just buying a lot, of detergent, because I'm moving into a new home and have the thought if I buy plenty of
detergent using coupons and finding the right product I can avoid buying it again for a few years. It won't
go bad and I have storage space.
My concern is how to ensure I get the best value.
First I need to specify what I need to have.
A. No dyes. No perfume. Clean and clear. Because I use it for everything. It works for my shampoo, my hand washing,
dish washing, clothes washing and degreasing of parts and car parts and anything else that it works for.
I even found , one summer, if I evaporate a pan of it I can get a very nice 'bar' .of detergent. It's a kind of very thick
firm rubbery material which goes slippery when you touch it with wet hands. Nice for some uses.
It's amazing how little one uses for washing hands. One or two drops. I've got dispensers I've made.
Take a plastic lidded container. Put a small hole in the top and using GOOP adhesive glue whatever kind(s)
of scrubbers you like to the lid. Rough it up with the $1.00 foot callous rubber from dollar Tree and it sticks
anything to the lid. I use a variety of roughness products and by keeping it tipped upside down the small hole
only allows a bit of detergent out to the scrubber when you want or need it. If there's a bit extra I pack it up and
wash my hands with the extra.
Anyway I'm pretty committed to it and without the free and clear I'd never use it. But now that I am I'd like to be
sure I'm getting my best value. I realize everyone has a favorite. My favorite is the one with best value.
All Free and Clear has $2 off coupons till 2-7 and my store has 50oz for $4.00 after coupon. Not the best price as
far as I think.
Maybe you can offer some other choices.
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