53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2009
At first, I was unsure of this. I was brought up with the old adage, you get what you pay for. And well, at only $1 per 20 fl. oz. bottle, it's cheap. The bottles come in varying sizes, but at my local Dollar Tree the most common is the 24 fl. oz. "trigger spray" which offers "Spray" (like a mist), or a "Stream" for caked on dirt.
For extremely dirty applications, you can simply spray directly. BUT, word of caution, the bottle specifically states "DO NOT USE CONCENTRATED ON GLASS" - I have no idea WHY? But I figured, the bold, and all capitals must mean business ;) But yea, it works great, I clean my car windows using a solution of 120-1 ratio (about 1 teaspoon LA Totally Awesome, and the rest, distilled water, in a 20 fl. oz. spray bottle) - give it a shake, and it's good to go, ready to clean anything, from Glass, to Air Conditioners, Aircraft, Automotive Engines and Floormats, White Sidewalls, Sinks/Shower/Tub, Blackboards, Blankets, Car Washing, Chrome, Cloth Furniture, Conveyer Belts, Doors, Drive Ways soiled with Oil/Grease, Fiberglass, Flooring (laminates, ceramics, etc.), General Cleaning, Heavy Oiled Surface Cleaning, Ink stain cleanup, Kitchen Stove and Hood cleaning, Marble, Naugahyde, Nicotine Buildup, Office Machines, Paint Oxidation, Plastic, Rug Shampooing and Spot cleanup, Rust Stains, Smoke Damage, Steam Cleaning, Tile Grout, Venetian blinds, Vinyl Furniture, Vomit Removal, Wax Stripping, Window Cleaning, Wood Furniture, and Woodwork.
The "most common" of ratios mentioned on the bottle seems to be 5-1 ratio (or basically 5 cups water, to 1 cup cleaner, or other measurement suited for your cleaning duties).
I've even gone as far as using this in my windshield washer reservoir, with no ill effects thus far. At a ratio of 10 cups of water, to 1 cup cleaning solution (note: wax stripping states 5-1, but I'm not wanting to strip the wax finish with the over-spray, so 10-1 works great!).
Great product all around, though wouldn't suggest getting it from here, due to the excessive price gouging. You can purchase this, and other great "LA's Totally Awesome" products at most 99c Only, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Stores.
48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2009
Then you use it, and realize that it's true. This stuff is totally awesome. I dilute it 5:1 and use it in a spray bottle like 409 or Simple Green, but this stuff is way better than either of those. Makes Mr. Clean look like a slacker. I dump ~1/2 cup of it into my mop bucket full of water, and I use it straight when I'm cleaning brake dust off the wheels of my car, or when I'm cleaning chain lube from my motorcycle.
I've been using it straight lately from the 20oz. spray bottle as a spot remover for laundry - works beautifully. Way cheaper than Shout or Spray-n-Wash, and seems to work at least as well. Well worth it to keep a bottle in your laundry supplies.
I wish I could give it 10 stars. Oh well, I guess 5 stars will have to do.
Late Late Edit/Addition:
Recently discovered that it handily removes magic marker from surfaces that aren't porous.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2012
I am skeptical of virtually ALL claims made about cleaners, especially those called fantastic, awesome, one of a kind, or never before. Being a graduate of some of the best Quality Training (some call it Six Sigma) that the Fortune 500 has to offer, I am one of business' biggest critics when it comes to their promises of how well their products work, what the products will do, how long they will last, what their warranties will do, and how well the company treats its customers. LA's Totally Awesome is one of the best cleaning products that I have found for anything. I use it on my vehicles, my motorhome, the motorhome's awning, the deck, and the driveway. It DOES do what it claims and I am rapidly getting rid of my supplies of whatever other liquid cleaners we have in the house, so that there is no question about what cleaner I want when I ask for it. If I could find out if it is compatible w/my pressure washer, I would buy it by the gallon and use it to pressure wash the house, the motorhome, and anything else that needs it. It IS awesome!!!
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I have used this product to clean with as well as to get stains out. I am talking some old set in stains. If you have something that seems to be set in, spray, scrub, let it set, repeat. I haven't gotten rust stains out of clothes, nor has it always completely taken out blood or oil based items (I occasionally eat raisinettes in bed). Generally speaking, as long as you do not place into dryer, you can repeating process until the stain is gone. Occasionally, even if I put it through washer and dryer, and the stain is still present then I do it again.
As another reviewer said, you can buy it at Dollar Tree for a dollar. It is better than many stain removers that sell for $8 or more. So run down to Dollar Tree and get your laundry clean!