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Oxygen bleach

Ingredient that may be combined with bleach activator for better performance in lower water temperatures.

Oven cleaner

For most oven cleaners designed to work in a cold oven, strong ingredients are necessary to remove burned-on soils. A strong alkali, like sodium hydroxide (lye), is the principal agent in such oven cleaning products. During use, the alkali converts the grease to soap. Other products use a combination of less alkaline salts plus oven heat to aid soil removal. Surfactant is also present to help penetrate soil and wet the surface. Oven cleaners are formulated to be as thick as possible allowing product to cling to vertical oven surfaces.

Opacifier

Ingredient that reduces transparency or makes the product opaque.