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Asda Pre-Wash Stain Remover

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Brand: Asda / Type: Stain Remover / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      28.04.2012 18:11
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      Don't bother just pay extra for a decent detergent!

      One thing I love to do, particulary of a weekend like now is do my washing. I love it at the best of times and generally do about 14 washes a week and theres only usually my washing to do though occasionally I do, do a bit for my mate as well as she stays quite a lot with me. Hwever the majority of my washing is bedding and towels which I am a fanatic about and I usually wear a couple of different outfits a day plus bedwear as well lol!

      This I bought in my local Asda store costing £1.00. I bought it to use as is it intended to be used and that's as a pre-wash spray. I have paid alot more than the price of this one in the past and not been very impressed so was hoping that this being a stores own branded one it may fair better and it was a fair price to pay I thought.

      I am a mucky lil devil though and the reason I got this was because I often drop tomato ketchup and greasy messes down my front. I drink tea and coffee in bed and often get it on my lovely bedding that cost me a fortune so not only did I have ingrained stains on alot of my fabrics I get stained regular with something or other and my mate....well she's even worse than I am to be honest and often I can't get stains out of her clothes lol.

      The Packaging:

      This product comes in a white plastic trigger action bottle that has a safety lid to the trigger that you can turn on and off to keep it safe and away from any little hands that may try and get hold of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Pre-Wash Stain Remover 'Removes, Grass, Tea & Mud' and then on the back label we are told how to use it, the ingredients are listed as well as warnings, the size is stated (which is 500ml and the only size I have seen this particular product available to purchase in by the way) and contact details for Asda are given. Simple bottle, easy to use and the information given on how to use it is very clearly given and easy to understand.

      Using It:

      All you have to do with this spray is simply spray it on to a stain and then immedietley wash the fabric on the highest washing temperature you can with your usual washing detergent and (if you like) your usual fabric conditioner/softener. We are only told how to use it in conjunction with the washing machine so I assume thats the only way of using this and not on silk, wool or non-colour-fast fabrics.

      This sprays out wet and fast and to be has a sort lemony smell to it, whatever the smell it has isn't very strong but it is fresh, not that, that matters though cos you should be using detergent too and the like! It foams up on the stain, I make sure that it is saturated and then I either wash the garment alone or with the rest of my regular washing...it really doesn't make any difference at all.

      I really wanted this to be effective but to be fair I did have my doubts before using it and I was right to. This simply doesn't work on anything at all for me. I got bitten by my monster girly hamster the other day and bled all over my new white top. I sprayed it with this, popped it on a 60c wash and the stain was still there. Same applies to my bedding with tea and coffee on it, that never budged at all whether recent or old stains and this simply cannot get rid of greasy stains either. Looking closely at the bottle though it does say it removes 'Grass, Tea & Mud' and it doesn't promise to remove anything else. I can't say I have tried this on grass and mud stains yet but it certainly doesn't remove tea in my case!

      All in all this turned out to be a waste of time an money in my case though I still use it and I simply squirt a few sprays into my regular washings drawer in my machine and although not meant to be used this way I haven't found it to harm my fabrics but they're not cleaner any way and I'm only doing this to get rid of it in all honesty. Not for me and sadly I can't recommend it at all!

      Only available from Asda and Asda.com

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      28.07.2011 12:46
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      Much better than I had expected it to be

      I have had this bottle of ASDA Pre-Wash stain removal spray in the cupboard under my sink for absolutely ages now. Despite being quite a sloppy person, I don't really use this too often, as it's reasonably rare that I get a stain on my clothes, but it's one of those products which is handy to have 'just in case'.

      The spray is a pre-wash treatment, the idea is you spray it onto stains before washing and it will help lift stains from the clothes. The bottle states that it is effective on grass, curry, red wine, tea, mud and lipstick, but presumably that's an example and it will help shift other things too.

      The spray comes in a white bottle with a trigger spray, and a nozzle which can be twisted to the on/off position. The design of the bottle I have is different to the one pictured on the ASDA website, so either they haven't updated their website or I have the old design. I suspect it's the latter. The bottle I have is a very simple white and blue affair, whilst the one shown online has a blue and black label which looks just a tad more stylish.

      To use, you simply spray the garment with this spray then wash it on the highest temperature recommended for that fabric. It can be used on all fabrics except silk, wool and anything which is not colourfast. What is not explained on the bottle is how much should be used and I think it would benefit from giving that information.

      The last time I used this was actually fairly recently. We were having a takeaway curry and I managed to spill some down my black and white top. Naturally it landed on the white part, leaving a big yellow stain! I was absolutely not in the mood to be throwing away clothes, so quickly whipped it off (to the delight of my boyfriend *rolls eyes*) and got this spray out.

      Due to lack of instructions on how much to use, I sprayed it more than liberally, until the stain was literally soaked with product. The spray comes out quite foamy, and I did find that it came out more as a burst of spray rather than a jet. I had put my top on the kitchen bench and due to the way it sprays, I did end up on the tiles and on the kettle, so I had to give them a wipe down afterwards! The spray smells quite citrusy and fresh, although I will admit after washing I didn't notice that any scent was left on my clothes.

      After the cycle had finished, I took the top out and was amazed to see that the stain had actually gone. Myself and my boyfriend inspected it and we couldn't see any trace of yellow anywhere on the fabric (cotton), so I was very pleased with this, as well, as quite frankly surprised.

      The reason I was surprised is that the results I have had with this spray in the past have not been quite so positive. Quite simply, in the past, this has had very little impact for me. In fairness though, I think in the past the majority of the stains I have treated with this have been dried in. One that particularly comes to mind is a tomato sauce stain on a white top I used to wear all the time. I hadn't noticed it, so the stain had had a chance to dry in, and I know that neither this, Vanish, or some sort of stick thing my friend gave me to try worked at getting it out.

      The spray costs £1.95 from ASDA for a 500ml bottle. When compared to the Vanish spray which costs £6.46 for a 750ml bottle, that makes the ASDA one seem like excellent value.

      Overall, I think I would recommend this, but only for use on newer stains rather than dried in ones. It's not too expensive, and I think it's a handy thing to keep in the cupboard for those 'just in case' times!

      *Review first posted on ciao under username pink_champagne

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