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      19.09.2012 09:55
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      A very effective stain remover that I'd definitely buy again

      As I get older I realise that when people say that women turn into their mothers it really is true. Every day I become more and more like my mum. Not that this is a bad thing, you understand, my mum is fab; she knows everything, she's wonderwoman and she's my best friend. But when I was younger and she used to get excited because it was a "good drying day" or when she triumphantly announced that she'd got that b***** grass stain out of my brothers football shorts I was left completely baffled as to why these were things to get excited about and swore to myself that I'd never be like that.

      Fast forward 15-20 years and I am definitely my mum. I stand at my kitchen window cursing when it rains and I have washing to dry and I am now the proud owner of several miracle stain removing products. Despite being such a grown up it is only recently that I've resorted to special stain removal products, usually just relying on the power of my washign detergent to do the job for me. However, when hubby decided it would be a good idea to get down on his back in the drive and slide under his car to see what the problem was (turned out there was no problem, his car was just really really dirty but that's another story for another day!) in his work clothes no less, and got oil on his trousers I knew that drastic measures were needed. You might deduce from this that maybe my husband works in a garage or factory and so would have been wearing grubby clothes anyway, in which case you're giving him much more credit than he is due! No, he was wearing "office clothes" and so now had oil down his nice smart chinos.

      Enter my bottle of Vanish Stain Remover In-Wash Liquid. I knew my mother-in-law used the bar version of the Vanish Stain Remover so my original hunt was for that but when I was looking for it in Tesco's this was on special offer so I opted for this instead. Until then I had no idea that there was such a vast world of stain removal out there and so really would have been spoilt for choice if I wasn't such a sucker for a special offer! This usually retails at £2.27 per litre (in Tesco at least) but, if memory serves me correctly this was reduced to £1.50 when I bought it.

      The Vanish Liquid comes in a bright pink bottle which does rather stand out when it's on a shelf and still looks much like the picture shown above, although it looks like the bottle has been stretched now and is taller and thinner rather than shorter and fatter like that one. The front label tells us that it can be used to both pre-treat your clothes and/or go in the wash with them and that's about all the information provided on the front. The reverse, however, is another story and is jam-packed. It is apprently tough on staind and can be used even on delicates such as wool and silk and is also effective on low temperatures. It gives instructions for use (pour 100ml into your washing machine drawer along with detergent and start cycle immediately for every day use or for tougher stains pour 5ml directly onto the stain, leave for five minutes then follow the every day instructions), advice on using (follow washing instructions on labels, do a colour-fast check before use, don't use directly on metal fasteners) the usual safety advice about not drinking it, keeping it away from children and your eyes and what to do it you do accidentally do any of these. There is also a list of ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer.

      Interestingly there is also a little picture of a white t-shirt hanging on washing line on a blue background with www.sustainable-cleaning.com on the bottom of the label. A quick internet search has revealed that this means that the company is part of a Europe-wide scheme to "promote sustainability among companies making detergents and other household and professional cleaning products...(to) help safeguard people's health and safety and protect the environment for future generations". For more information click on the website mentioned. Well done to the manufacturers of this Vanish then!

      Using this Vanish Liquid is very simple and I just followed the instructions on the bottle. Well, when I say that I followed them what I mean is I hazarded a guess at how much liquid to use. The one downfall for this product (ok, one of two downfalls for this product but I'll get to the other one in due time) is that the lid doesn't also act as a measure for how much of the liquid you're supposed to use. As I don't really want to use a laundry product in my cooking measuring jugs then I ended up just having to use guess work based on the fact that the bottle supposedly contains 10 in-wash measures.

      Because it was oil that I was trying to get out of my husbands trousers I knew it would be a tough one to get out so I first applied half a capful directly to the stain, left it for five minutes while I washed the dishes, then stuck them in the machine and added another 100ml (ish) to the drawer before setting it to my usual washing cycle. I still wasn't convinced that the process would work but lo and behold, when the trousers came out they were oil free, there wasn't even a slight shadow residue to reveal that there had been a stain there in the first place. One very impressed redhead78!

      I have since used this on blackberry juice stains, beetroot juice stains (no, I didn't learn my lesson wearing a white jumper when harvesting intensely purple coloured fruit and veg!), blood (don't worry, it was nothing serious) and all manner of other things and this Vanis has removed them all really well. The only thing I would say (and this is the second downfall I mentioned earlier) is that it really isn't as effective if you just put it in the drawer and when I've used it in this way the stain has still been present at the end of the washing cycle. So now when I know there's a definite stain to remove I always apply some of the liquid directly to the stain first and then wash as usual and this seems to work every time.

      Whilst I realise that it must be full of harsh chemicals for it to work so effectively it doesn't smell like it is, so there's nothing off-putting about using it. It smells much like a washing detergent liquid, which is much nicer than feeling like you're pouring straight bleach onto your clothes. Having said that, the first time I got it onto my hands when I was applying it direct to a stain I didn't really think anything of it but after a short while my skin did start to itch quite badly. I don't consider myself to have sensitive skin so I was surprised at that and ever since have made sure to wash my hands thoroughly after using it.

      In conclusion I am very happy with this Vanish Stain Remover In-Wash Liquid and it has saved numerous items of our clothing from just being thrown away. It gets stains out effectively when applied directly to the stain and is very easy to use. Even at full price I don't think it's unreasonable as it will last for 9 washes and I don't need to use it in every wash, only when something is badly stained. As I said, the only two slight negatives are that there is no measure provided for the amounts needed and that it doesn't work as effectively when just used in a usual washing load. I would like to give it 4.5 stars but as I can't then I'll round it down to 4 taking these two very slight issues into account but I would heartily recommend this stain remover.

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        11.04.2012 17:21
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        A great addition to my laundry, helping me get good results the first time.

        My washing machine is usually on the go twice a day, chugging its way through loads of towels and mixed clothes and if you have read any of my previous reviews you will know that I am not brand loyal and will usually gravitate to whatever is currently on offer in the supermarket or local shop, but one of the items I always have in my cleaning cupboard is a big bottle of Vanish stain remover, I need this as I am a bugger for switching brands on wash products and I like to know that I have something reliable to fall back on if the new "bargain" is just not cutting the mustard.

        My bottle of Vanish is a lovely eye catching electric pink and it only cost me a £1 on special offer a while back, I brought quite a few bottles at the time and this is unfortunately my last bottle.

        For my £1 I got a 1 litre bottle of Vanish liquid in wash stain remover. I like to buy it in this form as appose to sprays, bars or granules as I think it is at its most versatile in this form.

        When my "bargain" of the week laundry product is letting me down I add 100ml of this into the washer draw with the powder and set the machine off, the Vanish then gives the wash powder the much needed push it needs to remove all dirt and grease from my clothes and helps me not to of wasted to much money on my "bargain".

        The Vanish liquid can also be applied directly to stubborn stains and grease marks before being put in the washing machine, I find that 9 times out of 10 the Vanish will lift the stain and rescue the item of clothing from the rag bag.

        Vanish liquid is a nice light pink colour and has a fresh clean soapy smell, although it has no detectable smell once the clothes have been washed. When it is applied directly to a stain, for example blood, it foams up white and you can see it getting to work on the stain. You are advised on the bottle not to allow Vanish to dry on the fabric or expose treated but unwashed fabric to direct heat or direct sunlight.

        Vanish liquid contains hydrogen peroxide and is harmful if swallowed and can cause serious damage if you splash it in your eyes, in cases of ingestion or contact with your eyes seek medical advice immediately. It is advisable to keep it out of reach of children. The back of the bottle also advises that you wear eye and face protection while using, while I think that is a little extreme I do advise caution while using and to wash your hands after handling it. As with all laundry and cleaning products it is advisable not to mix Vanish with chlorine based bleach products.

        I have used Vanish for more years than I can remember and it has always been my first choice in stain removal, virtually every time I have used Vanish it has removed the stain I was treating (grease, blood, grass, mud, coffee, chocolate and strawberry sauce to name but a few) and when combined with rubbish wash powders it boosts the performance. In short I recommend Vanish in wash stain remover liquid as it does the job it's supposed to do with little fuss.

        Thank you for reading xx

        (Review may also appear on ciao under the same username)

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        11.04.2012 08:00
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        I have used a similar product to this before and found it to be alright for the odd Stain. I can't say that I often have marks on our clothes but since my husband works on cars then there can be the odd scuff and mark on his things especially and for that reason then I have a product like this in the cupboard.

        The bottle for this is alright. The pink colour is nice enough and the colour seems to be the branding of this brand.
        This comes in a 450ml bottle and I got this on offer in Asda for £2. I don't know what the normal price for this is but I think it is under £3 anyway.

        The way you use this is you can pour some of this directly onto a stain and also put 100ml of this into your Washing Machine drawer as well. It is recommended that you apply 5ml of this onto a stain but I never have measured out 5ml I just tend to apply a slug of this onto the area. Not a lot, just pour a bit of this on. I would imagine that the measurement of the amount you pour on the stain should depend on how large the stain is or how stained it is but there is no indication of different amounts to be used. It is easy enough to tip the liquid out as it isn't the heaviest bottle to tip up. I tend to do this over the sink as there is probably more that goes down the sink rather than on the clothes.

        There is a slight scent to this liquid. It seems to be quite a floral scent and not all that bad a scent. This does fade once the clothes are dried and obviously you will smell the Washing Powder and Softener too.

        How do I find this to work? I think this works well. There has been some stains this has had to tackle and it has got rid of any stain that it has came across.

        A good product that does what it is meant to do.

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        21.02.2012 23:46
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        A product worth a pound to me but no more!

        Just recently I have noticed that for some reason my usual washing isn't coming up as clean as I would like it to. I don't really understand why considering that I have a brand new washing machine, use a good washing liquid and even wash most of my things on a 60c wash divided into lights and darks.

        The other day though I decided on getting some sort of stain remover to add to my wash when I spotted this Vanish liquid you put into the wash with a load and that sounded nice, simple and straightforward to me and at only a pound a bottle in Poundland it sounded the perfect option for me!

        The Packaging:

        Well the bottle I bought is bright pink with a screw on/off lid to the top of it and on the front of it we are told that it is Vanish Stain Remover, 'In Wash' Liquid 'Pre-treat and in the wash'. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use the product, safety advice is given, the size is stated (which in this case is a 450ml size) and contact details for Reckitt Benckiser (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Its a nice enough, informrative bottle this and pretty girly as well to look at!

        Using It:

        On the back of the bottle we are told 'Tough on stains and suitable to use on wool, silk and colours - even at low temperatures. No-biological action'...... Sounds good eh!

        So for every day use we are advised to pop 100ml of Vanish into our washing machine dispenser drawers or directly into the drum along with your usual detergent. For tough stains you can simply add 5ml of this onto the stain , leave it on for a maximum of 5 minutes and then wash as usual.

        The first problem I encountered was measuring it out. No lid or cap comes with this to work it out luckily though I already had a detergent cap that had measurements on it so I was able to measure out the 100ml I needed for the wash. The first time I used this was on a very expensive bedding set that I amanaged to drop tea all over and some tea towels that were really filthy. I used Surf washing detergent with it and popped it on a 60c wash (as usual!). I was so hopeful things would come out cleaner, that my bedding would come out as good as new....but no it was still stained much to my disgust and didn't even look any better for using the Vanish.

        I have used this on dirty socks and undies and things that are soiled but not badly stained and it works very well indeed but I was hoping to remove stains from clothes as I'm a cluimsy clot and its hit and miss really as to whether it works or not.

        The liquid itself is easy to use. Its a see through runny liquid that has a sort of slight and light floral fragrance to it and does along with my detergent and fabric softener manage to give off a nice smell and my clothes feel nice enough after using it. I have found this good at being used directly on stains, an example of that is my hamster Winifred bit my hand rather badly the other day and I felt like I was bleeding to death and I got blood all over my white Grandad shirt. I quickly whipped it off, saturated a bit of vanish on it and popped it in the wash and the blood came out however I'm not so certain that it would have got blood out had I have left it to dry in!

        I'm a bit on the fence about this product to be honest. Its ok at some things, not others so I don't always trust it to work for me. My mate was pleased though when I put her best silk nightdress in with the duvet set I was complaining didn't come out clean but was thrilled hers came out minus grease spots from late night snacking in bed!

        This is not a product I would go out of my way to buy personally!

        Available in all good supermarkets etc.

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          27.08.2010 16:32
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          A great product, brilliant stain remover

          For a while I have been looking for a good stain remover and I have tried quite a few over time. It became rather urgent to find a good product when my daughter started eating solids! A few months ago, I tried the Vanish In-Wash Liquid, on which they suggest two ways of using it:
          - Either add it directly to your wash with your regular washing powder
          - Or use it as a stain remover by leaving it on the clothes stains for a few minutes before washing as normal.

          I have tried both these options and have not found any great benefit in adding it to your detergent as it did not make the stains vanish that much!
          However, when I tried putting some liquid directly onto the stains and waiting a couple of minutes, no more, then washing the clothes as per normal, I was amazed of the result. I have since tried it on different materials, different colours it has not yet failed.
          The best thing I find is that after taking nice dresses to the dry-cleaner who many time fail to remove any tough stain (and still very much charge me for it), I have tried the Vanish liquid on these same dresses and although I am not supposed to wash them in the machine, I tried them in a hand wash programme and every time, my stains have disappeared!
          So I am saving a lot of money and have better results, it is a win-win situation!

          So as an overview:

          Pros:
          - Very effective stain remover
          - Saves a lot of money
          - Can be used on most materials and colours
          - Easy and straight forward to use

          Cons:
          - Not very good when used with normal detergent

          Price:
          - A litre normally costs £3.49, but can be found cheaper.

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          25.01.2010 11:32
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          A stain remover that actually works.

          The Bottle
          The bottle is a bright pink hard plastic with the same colour for the screw top lid. On the front of the bottle is the brand and product name, plus a picture of shirts. On the back of the bottle is information about the product, directions, safety advice, contact information, size of the bottle which is one litre and the recycle symbol.

          My Opinion
          I bought this as no matter what washing powder I was using it wasn't getting all the stains out of my daughter's clothes. When in the shop and looking at all the stain remover products I had heard of vanish and decided to give this a go and at the time the in wash liquid was cheaper than the powder. So once home I decided to give it a go, I took a look at my daughters clothes and picked out the ones with the really tough stains and put the product directly on the stain and left for five minutes before putting them in with the other clothes. The clothes with fewer stains just went straight in and I put some of the liquid in the draw with my usual washing powder. When using the liquid I noticed it was thicker than water and cloudy white in colour, it had afresh clean smell to it too. I then left the washing machine to do its thing. I took the clothes out and noticed the clean fresh smell but this could be from the washing powder as well. I hung my clothes to dry around the house and as I hung them I noticed all the stains had gone. But the real test was when they had dried and to my relief all the clothes were stain free and there was no damage to the clothes. Now I have used this with a good washing powder and the shop brand washing powder and it has worked with both. I will be buying this product again as I no longer have to throw clothes out that are constantly stained, well worth the money and lasts 10 washes a bottle. As I only use this on mainly my daughter's clothes it lasts me about six weeks.

          Price and Availability
          Vanish In-Wash Liquid is available in most supermarkets and is priced at £2.27 onwards.

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          04.05.2008 16:48
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          smells good, cleans well, looks good in the bottle and carrying handle too.

          My view on vanish is simply this:-

          Vanish and I have been friends in my kitchen for some time now and I have to say it is a remarkable product. i have used both the liquid version which I am talking about here and the bar version.

          The Liquid comes in a bright pink bottle and this hold 1litre. Everything about it is predominantly pink even the liquid inside the bottle is a light opaque pink colour. I think the smell of it reminds me of flowers although the closest I can get to the smell is gardinias. Quite strong but not unpleasant.

          The label is again pink with dark blue writing Saying Vanish in dark blue, tough on stains, safe on colours in dark blue too and stain remover inwash in yellow under the Vanish sign. Liquid in white.

          The bottle has an easy carry handle and this makes for easy pouring too. The instructions on the back are easy to follow, they recommend that you use 100ml of Vanish in your dispenser drawer or put directly into the drum of your machine along with your detergent which ever form you use. Don't leave standing start the wash immediately.
          Tough stains pour 1 teaspoon of vanish onto the stain and leave for maximum 10 minutes then wash as normal. It states not to let Vanish dry on the fabric.
          The usual safety instructions are also on the back of this product.

          I have found if these simple instructions are carried out then the clothes come out lovely and clean fresh smelling and white or if used in coloured wash not faded. I think Vanish is the in product of the millenium and it gets my vote.
          As a by blow I have had no problems with skin rashes or itchy skin with using this product either and as i suffer as some of you may already know from dermatitus on occasion I find this a big plus too.

          So in summary for me:-

          Vanish is a good cleaner that removes stains as it says on the pack.
          It smells like flowers and reminds me of spring.
          Clean and inviting.
          easy carrying vessel.
          easy to pour no mess.
          brilliant product what more can I say.

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            The best stain remover I have found

            I have tried most of the Vanish products and find them all very useful. They are multi-purpose stain removers and use 'active' oxygen to lift the stain from the cloth. They are supposed to be especially good for dried in stains up to 5 days old. (Never tried such old stains myself). It also contains a stain softener which loosens the stain and makes it easier to remove. It can be used on colours, unlike bleach.

            Content:
            The active ingredient is sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate.

            Cautions:
            It says that you shouldn't use it on wool, silk, leather, wood, metals and on clothes with metal fasteners. Having said that, I always add some to each wash even though there are metal zips and fasteners and have no problems. I guess you just shouldn't put the stuff directly onto metal.
            It also cautions that you should check for colour fastness first, again, I haven't had any problems with Vanish making the colours run.
            Once the powder has been mixed with water (for handwashing), you should not leave it in a sealed container because it will release oxygen and may leak.

            Method:
            1 scoop is approx 60g. The recommended method is to add half a scoop to your normal detergent, one scoop for tough stains.
            If soaking, add hald a scoop to 4L of warm water, not more than 40 degrees celcius. colours can be soaked for 1 hour, whites not more than 6 hours, then wash as usual.

            For tough stains, you can mix it into a cream: quarter of a scooop in 100ml hot water and stir until you get a thick foaming cream which is applied directly to the cloth. Leave for less than 10mins then wash.

            For a pre-treating soak, you can add 2 tsp to 500ml warm water and soak for up to half an hour then wash as usual.

            Vanish gel:
            I have also used the gel form of Vanish which is easier as you don't need to mix it into a cream as above. You can just put abt a tsp directly onto the stain. Rub and leave on. The instructions say not to leave on for more than 5 minutes, but i often leave it for about 10-15 mins without problems. Having said that, my mum has left it overnight and found it had burned a hole in the cloth by the next morning! So beware. You should not let the gel dry on the cloth before washing it off.

            Other cautions:
            It can irritate the skin, so may be a problem for sensitive skin. There is also a risk of severe damage to the eyes. Do not use on dry clothes, and aften washing or treating with Vanish, dry away from direct heat or sunlight.

            What I do:
            I actually keep both the in-wash powder and the gel at home. I add the powder to almost every wash just in case there are stains that I missed, and to get the clothes cleaner.
            I find Vanish is fantastic, especially for oily stains which nothing else on earth can get rid off. It's not 100% effective on everything, but in my experience, 98% of stains come off, and those that don't can be reduced. I actually rub the gel directly onto stains, leave for about 10mins then wash. If it doesn't come off completely I will repeat the process a few times.
            It is also great for grimy whites. My mum used to scrub by hand my brothers grimy dirty white school shirts, especially along the collar. Now she just rubs some Vanish on, shoves them into the machine and adds some more powder into the wash. so she swears by it!!
            She has also used the Vanish White which is more like a bleac and only for whites and she says that is more effective than any other bleach. I haven;'t needed to use that yet.

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              This is a sad story about a nasty accident that befell a favourite top of mine. It concerned a freak incident with a portion of Chicken Tonight Sizzle and Stir Lemon Chicken. It is a long and very boring story, but I will skip all that and get to the reason for writing this opinion. One of my favourite items of clothing was splashed while serving some of the Lemon chicken. It is a chicken dish in a yellow sauce and the sauce seemed pretty strong because it also turned the pan and plates yellow and it took quite a good soak to get them clean. The favourite top is a lilac and white number with a star of lilac sequins on the front...this is essential to the opinion, because it explains why I had to be careful washing it. I decided not to risk anything harsh and abrasive, like dipping in a bucket of bleach and hoping for the best, and decided to get a proper stain removal product. I went to my local Wilkos and bought some Vanish Tabs for the bargain price of £1.49. I checked the details on the front of the pack before I purchased and they seemed to be exactly what I needed. They just went in the wash with my normal detergent and worked their magic from inside. It seemed simple, convenient and took the minimum amount of effort: A product right up my street! Anything that is reasonably priced and is simple to use has got to be for me. I picked up a pack, paid and went home. It was here that I realised that it was a very good job I had checked the instructions while I was in the shop. My packet had instructions in three languages, none of which were English, as are the ingredients so I have no idea if my Vanish Tabs are dangerous or not. For this reason I can't tell you what the product contains, but I do now known that the Czech word for ingredients (or for what something comprises of) is Slozeni. Very useful, but doesn't help the stain removal! To give you a taster here is the first two steps of what the instructions said to do
              : 1; TABLETU VYJMETE Z OBALU. 2; VLOZTE JEDNU TABLETU DO BUBNU PRACKY. I repeat ~ I was glad I had previously read some instructions because I gave up trying to understand after that. I don't know if I would have known otherwise, but I think the pictures give most of the stages away. I think this set of instructions were in Czech! All I needed to do now was wash the garment and check out the results. I put the tablet in the little bag with my Persil Tablets (as per instructions....that's what it looked like on the picture!), set the washing machine up according to the washing instructions on the top and switched the machine on. I waited anxiously (well I went out shopping and came back in an hour, but I was a bit nervous) for the cycle to end. The machine stopped spinning and I took out the top to see what had happened. Unfortunately the stain had faded but had by no means gone. I was very disappointed because I had been led to believe that the product would remove it completely, or at least go a long way to making the mark go away. It hadn't faded a great deal at all and the top was still too dirty to wear. I was expecting much better results and it didn't seem much better than when I have just washed marked items in my normal detergent. It certainly hadn't made it good enough for me to wear again without further washing! I don't know if the stain was just too bad for the Tabs to cope with, but I wouldn't recommend Vanish Tabs from the experience that I have had with them. They cost roughly the same price as my normal washing tablets and I'm sure that I would have got the same results if I had stuck to them. It wasn't the fault of Vanish that I couldn?t understand what the package said, but it's their product that didn't do the job it was bought to do. My stain and my Lemon chicken are not gone and not forgotten. For now though, I will be steering clear of Vanish Tab
              s and will be telling others that they were of no help to me. They weren't up to the job!

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                • "can use a fair bit in the drum (I don't always use the full amount)"

                I use several different vanish products as they seem to be of a high quality and do exactly what they say they do on the bottle. They are not the cheapest, but I think they are the best. I first started to use an in wash stain remover when ACE bleach was brought out. I used it on collars and cuffs of hubby's white work shirts. This product was okay, but I did find it a little too caustic and it burned a hole in some fabric so I never got it again. I tried the Vanish version and I was even more impressed. You need quite a lot of it (100ml) if you are adding it straight to the drum, or you can pour a little directly onto the stain itself. It is recommended that you add to the fabrics or drum immediately prior to washing. I guess that as it contains hydrogen peroxide, it could actually damage the colours of the fabrics if it was left standing on them for too long. I usually buy a 500ml bottle for about £2.49, but on my last stock up, I found a litre bottle for just under £4 which is better value. I know it's a lot to spend in one go, but I don't always use the recommended amount in the drum and this should last me about 4 weeks or so. One thing about this product is that it is an irritant and should be kept well away from children. I accidentally spilled some on my hand a while back and it stung and stung for about an hour even with keeping it under the cold tap. It left a tiny burn mark. It also tells you not to mix with bleach or other chemicals and if you swallow any to seek immediate medical advice. Don't make somebody vomit if swallowed as it will re-burn the gullet and mouth. Drink plenty of water. I now use this product on my son's white school uniform polo shirts and keeps them from going that dingy grey colour. I add it to all my light loads now as a matter of course. If you add this to dark washes too to remove stains, it still does just as good a job, it doesn't fade your colo
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                  I had seen Vanish advertised and in the shops but thought it was a little expensive and that anyway putting another Surf tablet in the wash would get my sons white tshirts up without it. As it didnt and I am hopeless at dyeing I thought that I would try a bottle of Vanish just once to see if it worked. It is easy to use. You just put a lid load which is 100ml of vanish directly into the drum. You dont have to worry about it getting on the clothes as if there is a very heavy stain you can pour it straight on and give a gentle rub. You then start the machine straight away. It works! You can use it on any kind of material too. It comes in a pink bottle 1 litre and you can get it for £1.99 at the moment. It smells quite nice too. I cant tell you how long it lasts as sometimes I put a dribble in only sometimes the lid full. It is treated like a bleach so if you get it on your hands wash it off immediately. I have tried it in the form of like a bar of soap but I found I put too much on and thought that afterwards I could not see the stain anymore but could see where I had put the stuff on. This is pretty good stuff and saves you sending things to the cleaners especially when you dont know what the stain is and they usually want to know. Good for getting whites up clean too. Sounds like an advert doesnt it but if you have teenage boys, or girls for that matter, although I find the boys the worse, they closely inspect their clothes for any mark. Its all very well to say well let them do it then but my son would use a bottle a wash and use it for his trainers. (which does work but put them in a pillowcase as they bang about otherwise)

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                • Product Details

                  500g, 1kg & 1.5kg tubs / Stain remover / Vanish Liquid In-Wash formula has been specially formulated to remove stains and grime that detergents can leave behind / Suitable for both colours and whites and effective at all wash temperatures / / Add it directly to your wash with your regular detergent or use as a pre-treatment / Manufacturer: Reckitt Benckiser.