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Astonish Stain Remover Stick

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

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      04.06.2002 18:25
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      I recently purchased an Astonish Stick stain remover. I originally bought it to deal with muddy spots all over a pair of white cotton trousers. I had tried washing them with one of those booster powders but it didn't seem to work. This little orange and blue olastic container houses a pop-up stick of white soap-like stuff. It is very hard in texture and has a pleasant smell (sort of fruity but sharp). There are several recommended ways of using this product. I opted for the first one: 1. Prewash. Remove excess soil, wet stain with water and apply stick to both sides of fabric. Wash. (..and..it worked.) 2. Accidental spotting on clothing. Remove excess soiling. Dampen stain with water. Rub stick on both sides of fabric. Rinse and dry with a cloth or towel. 3. Carpets and UIpholstery. Dampen stain and apply stain stick with a damp cloth. Rub gently and then remove foam and dirt with a damp cloth or towel.Dry with another towel. Don't soak fabric. Does it work? Well, I think so. It has removed those muddy marks on my trousers. It also removed a stain of unknown origin from the arm of my sofa. (Unknown to me, that is. I have a distinct feeling that my dog might have had some idea on this matter.) What does it contain? The listed ingredients are: Soap 30% Anionic surfacants 5% Optical brightener. ...among other ingredients which aren't listed. That isn't very comprehensive and I must admit that I wondered why the others were listed too. The constraints of available space on the container could be reason. This little 45g stick cost me 69p. It should last for a very long time provided it is recapped and kept in a coolish place. This is a much better buy than those stain removal bars like Vanish which tend to go all hard and cracked if you don't use them for a long time.

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        27.11.2001 08:15
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        I needed something to get out grease from a work jacket, but hopefully gentle enough to remove carrot stains from our baby’s bibs and clothes. I went to Asda and forgot all about it to my dismay, and when I was in the next shop, getting ready to leave, I saw a shelf of cleaning products labelled Astonish. It was that that prompted my memory, but with the exception of the Astonish stain remover, they had nothing else. It claimed to be gentle, and at £1.00, I thought it worth a try. I thought it a more attractive proposition than trekking back through the pre-Christmas Asda jungle. I was not disappointed. It even got out a few stains that I had given up on; old brown porridge stains for example. It did not bleach out the colours, nor did it seem to add irritants that would harm my sweetie’s oh so delicate skin. I hate using smelly cleansers, so was also pleased that it did not have a strong odour. I have to honestly say this product worked better than the likes of Spray and Wash for a fraction of the cost. It worked as well as or better than Vanish. I am going to keep a stick of this always on hand for those little disasters in my laundry. It says it is also good for use on carpet and upholstery and I did use it the other day on a carpet spot left by a pet. Anyone with a cat or a dog who live indoors knows how awful these stains can be to remove and how smelly the aroma left behind. The Astonish Stain Remover took it right out without a problem and even left a pleasant soft scent behind. Score a point then for not having to get a separate specialist carpet /upholstery cleaner. So if you are on a budget, you should really consider this product, it does a huge workload for very little money. It can be purchased as a stick or a bar for 99 pence to £1, depending on where you find it. You need to check for colourfastness first according to the label, but that is a standard precaution regardless of what product you are using, so don’t let that put
        you off. I have been so impressed by this product that I intend to try their other products, from floor cleaner to kitchen cleansers, which also retail at this low price. I will keep the DooYoo public posted.

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          05.11.2001 23:52
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          Who would ever think that a little white stick could produce such amazing results. My hubby was always getting small oil stains on the car seats, so I needed something easy to apply that was quick drying, but also powerful enough to remove the stains. After trying out many products I eventually found the Astonish stain revover stick. This is my little container of pop-up power. The stain remover stick, is just that, a solid block of white stain removing substance, that looks and feels like a block of lard(for want of a better description). This stuff comes in a little solid tube with a lid on, and applying it couldn`t be easier. You just remove the lid and stick your thumb up the bottom of the tube to push the block out. To apply to stains, you dip it in water and rub it on. If the stain is really stubborn, then you get better results if you scrub it in with a small nail brush. As you only need to use a little water, then the area you have treated doesn`t take long to dry, and once dry the stain will have completely vanished. To be honest I wasn`t expecting this stuff to work, so I was really surprised how quickly the stains went, and with so little effort too. There`s not really a fragrance to the block, except for maybe a slight chemical smell, but once the area is dry there is no smell at all. The stain block can be used to treat carpets, upholstery, and clothes. It works wonders when applied to shirt collars and cuffs, and totally removes they grey marks in a jiffy. It`s also excellent for little grease spills on furniture and clothing. To use it in the wash, you just rub a small amount into the stain and wash as normal. Now don`t ask me what is in this wonder block because it doesn`t actually say on the tube. All you are told is that there are no harmful chemicals and that it`s biodegradable. Now I`ve just got one little problem left. I paid £1.99 for this little tube, but because you only need to use a tin
          y amount it has lasted me for almost a year. Now in all that time I`ve forgotten where I bought it, and now I need some more. I know it wasn`t from a supermarket, so it was either from the kleeneze catalogue or from Wilkinsons, so it shouldn`t take me too long to hunt it down.

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            21.05.2001 00:44
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            Astonish Stain Remover Stick is great it really does remove stains and costs just 99p. You can use it on clothes, carpets, and upholstery. I have even given my suede shoes a quick rub with it after getting caught in the rain, left it on for ten minutes then brushed it off. The watermarks had completely gone far cheaper than using suede cleaner. It does warn you to test on a small area first for colourfastness but I have never found that a problem as yet and I have used it on all sorts of things up to now. Before I put hubbies shirts in the wash I always crayon along the collars and cuffs with the stick, it is about an inch wide so it doesn’t take very long and it does remove that grime that a normal wash doesn’t. My next door neighbour came around the other day for a coffee with her grandson and the delightful child spilt blackcurrant juice all over my light pink lounge carpet. I could have throttled him but it was my fault for giving him the juice, I know what he is like I should have made him stand in the back yard with it. No I’m not being cruel, he is one of those kids that just irritate you, and he is called Damien so you get the picture. His granny loves him so I keep my mouth firmly shut! Anyway I soaked it up with a clean tea towel and rubbed the stain stick on it then gently brushed it in going against the pile, left it for half an hour then wiped it off with a damp cloth. It came out believe it or not, and there was nobody more surprised than I was. A word of warning if you are removing a stubborn stain from a carpet. Don’t get it soaking wet. Just wipe it clean with a well rung out cloth after applying the stain remover otherwise it just spreads the stain and you end up with a right mess on your hands. Stubborn stains on car upholstery, ink splats on clothes you name it this stick can shift it, I am really impressed. For the price it is excellent value and it las
            ts for ages.

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            For removing stubborn grime, grease and stains from carpets, upholstery, collars and cuffs /