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      12.02.2013 22:53
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      Strongly recommend that you at least try it out once and see what results it returns to you!

      I have used Vanish Pre - Wash Spray ever since the day my mother recommended it to me. She said it works wonders on clothes especially the whites! Even now, I am still using it and spraying away at my whites and colours and it works wonders! I just couldn't believe my eyes when I first observed what it did. Vanish Pre - Treatment ensures that your clothes will be stain free within an instant action 1st time round. Vanish Pre - Wash Spray is specially designed and formulated to remove the stains and grime that detergents might leave behind! Removing stains from your clothes and other fabrics is easier than you might think with Vanish Stain Remover Pre-Wash Spray. It's simple to use by following the correct directions - How to use: 1. Shake the bottle before use. 2. Turn the pink nozzle to the 'ON' position. 3. Spray on the stained area. Both sides of the stains should be treated. 4. For best results, leave to work for 1-2 minutes. 5. Wash as usual. 6. After use, turn the pink nozzle to the 'OFF' position. Important note: Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather - for example wood, metals etc. Safe for use on white and colourful fabrics. As mentioned earlier, I have been using this particular Vanish Pre - Treatment product for some time now and everytime I have been 'Spraying Away' it has always worked and is definitely a great product for in the home especially when you have heaps upon heaps of laundry. I must strongly recommend that you at least try this product once and see what results it gives you and I am very sure you will be extremely pleased with how it works and what it does for your clothes! I purchase mine from ASDA for just £2.00 which is very good considering how great the product is but it can also be purchased from Waitrose for £2.30, Sainsbury's for £2.35, Tesco's for £2.30, Ocado for £2.30 and Wilkinsons for £2.00. So obviously, ASDA and Wilkinsons offer the best price for the product but I'm sure you could purchase it from local shops maybe even for a cheaper price! Thank You for reading another one of my reviews and thank you for your time! Many Thanks, Marie.

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      10.11.2011 10:51
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      An essential in my house!

      As someone with four children, and a fella who has never realised that when you're an adult it's just not appropriate to come home filthy, I do a lot of wasing. Of the six people in our house it's four year old Hollie, six month old David and (ahem) forty-one year old Mark who generate the most washing - with their stuff generally having actual stains developing by the time it gets into the machine. The spray is very easy to use, the trigger is sensitive enough that you can direct the spray accurately to the spot where it's needed and you can also control the amount of product that is sprayed out. Spray it onto both sides of the stain and massage it in slightly, then wash as normal. This format of Vanish isn't particularly pleasant to handle as it's a greasy gel which doesn't easily rinse from fingers, it's tolerable though and knowing it's going to save an item of clothing makes touching the cold jellified gunk more bearable. I've never had items bleached or noticed colours fading, years ago the Vanish soap bars used to sometimes leave white marks on clothing but this isn't a problem with the spray. With Hollie it'll be grass stains, mud or food debris down her front. Sometimes these kinds of marks will come out with any decent washing powder, but not always so I've got myself into the habit of spraying anything dodgy looking with Vanish's Stain Remover Spray before washing. This will remove probably 98% of the very awkward stains, it struggles with bean juice (as does everything else just lately) but luckily Hollie doesn't like beans so I've threatened the bigger kids with adult bibs if I see them dropping the juice down their clothes! It copes admirably with grass stains and also shifted what looked like pints of blood after Hollie cracked her nose coming down the slide a few months ago. She's actually wearing the same top today as when she had her accident and there are no traces of the marks. Her nose was bruised for weeks though! David is a different kettle of fish, he has reflux which basically means a little bit (or sometimes a whole lot) of what went in will come back up. You'd be surprised as how badly baby milk stains, the grease in it will stain certain fabrics yellow and I've lost track of the babygrows and bibs that have been ruined over the months. The problem is slightly worse (in laundry terms) now he's eating solids as baby food stains like a bugger. Now though I just spritz the Vanish and the majority of his stains are removed. The milk does sometimes make the necks of his babygrows a bit grubby looking but overall I'm very happy with the results - and anyway, most of the times the milk has stained it's because I've left it too long between washes and the stain has set in. Mark, well, Mark gets everything on his clothes. Grease, oil, dust, mud, pen, ketchup, toasted cheese grease. Those are just what I had to deal with in the last load of washing I did! He really is worse than the kids. It's fine on everything apart from the oil, sometimes it'll remove that if there are only very light smears so that's better than washing powder alone but it can't always remove it. I've used it on my clothes when I've got foundation, lipstick and other make-up marks on tops and Vanish spray has always completely removed this type of thing. The only exception was when I spilled Bio Oil on a cotton top, the fabric absorbed the oil so quickly that the stain was set in pretty much as soon as it happened - even Vanish couldn't fix that particular amber-grease stain so that top was relegated to the to-be-cut-up-for-rags pile. I wouldn't be without my bottle of Vanish spray, I also use Vanish in other formats but this one is so convenient that I'll continue to buy it forever I think. Around £2.50 (500ml spray bottle) from any of the main supermarkets.

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        10.08.2011 10:43
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        Better than scrubbing away at stains and kinder on the material

        This is a review of the Vanish stain remover pre wash that I couldn't live without now I have a baby! Price The bottle usually costs £2 - £3 and is definitely worth the price tag. I always have a spare bottle in the cupboard ready to tackle the next batch of stains. Baby? vital gear Having a baby who is weaning, her necklines get messy despite having a bib on at meal times, so it's these areas I am concentrating on when I aim my vanish gun at them. Not perfect I wouldn't say it's perfect, nor does it always work every time but usually a couple of goes gets the stain down to an acceptable if not invisible level. How I use it When using, it's best to tackle the stain from both sides of the material so you have the best chance of removal. I use 3-4 squirts each time. It's best to give it 20 minutes to soak in before you set it off in the washing machine but I sometimes just 'squirt and go' and it still works. Colours and whites You can use it on whites or colours but obviously it's best to separate your loads to get the best results for your clothes. What does it look like? The product has no discernable smell to me but goes on clear and is not greasy or oily. Best use Bibs! I find these can come out of the wash still dirty so use vanish on the particularly bad ones and it makes them a bit better (but not always as good as new). Packaging Ticks all the boxes for me... bright pink. The spray gun is powerful and accurate and has a closing system when not in use. I have never had one break on me yet touch wood. Better than powder? I have tried the powder but prefer the spray gun as it's less messy and quicker to use. I think the results are better too. I don't know how it works, but it does work and I like it!

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        05.04.2011 22:37

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        I have used it for ages but this time it ruined my sons brand new linen jacket, it discoloured the area where I tried to wash out oil stains,

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        23.10.2010 13:45
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        White shirts, wow!

        Vanish is a very famous household name when it comes to stain removal. This is off the back of a huge advertising campaign. Adverts really do work, as once a brand name is in peoples head people default to it subconciously, even with no evidence it is the best place to start. This is exactly what happened to me with Vanish Oxi Action Pre-wash spray. I needed a stain remover as my stained clothes had started to build up at home and my shirt necks were getting a little brown. I had a back log of stain removing to do. I picked up a 500ml bottle of this in Tesco for £4. I thought it was a little expensive, but I just thought that was the price you had to pay. It wasn't till a little later when I shopped around and saw Tesco did an own brand product for only 96p for the same size, I felt like I had been robbed! The vanish oxi action pre wash spray comes in a pink plastic bottle. It has a nozzle spray head (not aerosol, so better for the environment). The top part is shaped so it is easy for the hand to grip with a plastic nozzle. It is an easy product to squirt and apply. The idea is that you spray this onto the stain area of your clothes (not all over just the affected part) and then put it in the washing machine, on a normal wash with normal washing powder and conditioner. You do not have to leave it to soak or anything fiddly like that. There were no bad side effects with the vanish, it didn't irritate the skin on my hands even though it was bare. It certainly didn't ruin or bleach my clothes. Some of the particular stains I was using this product for were the brown collars of shirts, and I had some orange rust marks on my white bedding from the clothes horse. The Vanish got rid of all of these 100%, and you couldn't even tell they had been there in the first place. The advantages of this product are that it is amazing at stain removing, and easy to use. The disadvantage is the price. It is just too high!

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        03.09.2010 15:27
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        A great product that works in getting stains out before washes

        This product has been of great use for me over the years. Whether you have just bought some new clothes and stain them or you just want to get a mark out of some material, Vanish Oxy Action Pre-Wash Spray always does the job! It's a very useful spray to be kept in the cupboard amongst the other washing materials. It comes in a bright pink bottle as part of the Vanish range. It has a purple translucent cap with a spray mechanism, which works well. You must switch it to 'ON' before you can use it, but this helps to prevent it from leaking whilst not in use. The bottle costs around two pounds, which isn't bad considering it lasts a while unless you really are a mucky pup! A blue Vanish logo is along the front of the bottle and it says Oxi Action in white. It certainly stands out on the shelf in the bright pink colour so you'll be able to find it. It's available in most large supermarkets. The bottle narrows towards the top and it is designed very well to be held comfortably. The spray function works well and is quite powerful to release a good amount of the spray. The spray itself is almost clear but you may notice it's slightly white too. It doesn't have the thinnest consistency either so it's obviously full of stuff to help rid your stains. I imagine by the work of enzymes, this product is excellent at dissolving away most stains. It should definitely be used in conjunction with washing powder in a machine as this will help to wash away the stain that has been 'loosened'. The liquid should be sprayed on and left on your clothes for around 10 minutes to give it a good soak before washing it. I would recommend washing it in a machine too as a hand wash may still not rid of the stain. It usually helps with tough stains to apply a bit of this on both sides of the material too although it soaks in, as this helps to act on the stain quicker. I have used this with loads of stains from chocolate to Bolognese and grass or mud stains. It works well with all kinds of foods but stuff like bleach will unfortunately still damage your clothes. The stuff smells very sweet and lovely too. You won't recognise the smell after using it as you are supposed to wash it anyway so the smell of your washing liquid or powder would take over. This has never failed to impress me when using it on stuff, which it should work on. It's a little investment but goes a long way. I'd certainly recommend a bottle for your cleaning cupboard! Thanks for reading! :)

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          16.07.2009 04:46
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          Worth a go if you have light stains!

          I am a real mucky pup I have to be honest with you! My Mother does all my washing (lucky me lol) but she's always moaning about the stains on my clothes. I don't know how I miss a gob my size but I always seem to miss it when eating and usually it's curry, tomato sauce or flipping butter that drops onto my clothes! With ordinary washing no matter how hard my Mum tries she can't get rid of these types of stains and my Step-Dad is just as bad as me! So My Mum bought this in Home Bargains at the offer price of 99p and decided to give it a whirl! The Packaging.... Bright pink 500ml plastic bottle with matching trigger action sprayer to the top of it. On the front of the bottle I'm told it removes stains in front of eyes and is a new formula 'Vanish' Pre Wash spray Oxi-Action Intelligence Plus. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the product and given dosage and safety advice, I'm given the composition, size is stated and I'm told the bottle is recyclable and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice bottle, easy to use and it's informative enough. Usage Advice.... Always follow washing instructions on garment or fabric care label. Spray on stains, rub gently, let it work for 1-5 minutes. Safe on colours & whites. Check for colour fastness by testing the product on an inconspicuous or hidden area of the fabric. Rinse and allow to dry. Using it.... Ok before I start you can't use this on wool, silk or leather or of course anything that says dry clean on it. All you simply do is spray a generous amount onto stain(s) give it the recommended time to allow it to penetrate through the stain and then hand wash the garment(s) or whack it/them into the washer machine and you can once sprayed put the items that are treated with this in with items that are not because it doesn't budge colour from garments or anything like that. However in the washer machine it does nothing not eve on a 60 degree wash. I've tried it (as has my Mother) on light stains, heavy stains, grease and grime, even on blood where I cut my leg open the other day and some had got onto my jeans. We found it doesn't remove anything really, well nothing significant at least. I find it does work a bit better if you apply this and really do scrub the garment however you do have to be careful using this method cos you don't want to scuff or remove colour from the material. Then I hand-wash with reasonably hot water and lots of washing liquid and I do find it works that way significantly better though not on sweat or grease. Verdict.... Easy to use fresh smelling liquid that foams up on the items and is meant to penetrate through stains. It can work if you work with it as a pre-wash and really scrub away at marks but if you simply spray it on and gently rub and put item(s) in the washing machine it doesn't work in my opinion, though hand-washing it is reasonably ok. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this at £1.94 bottle to be perfectly honest with you as I don't find it consistently works! Can be found in all good supermarkets etc. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            11.07.2009 12:29
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            worth a try but don't expect miracles

            I've been pleased with the results achieved by using the Vanish carpet & upholstery cleaner so when I saw the pre-wash spray for clothes etc I thought I'd buy it 'just in case'. My daughters are grown up now & I don't really have too many stains to deal with but at half price (£1.55) I thought it would be good to have in store. The shocking pink trigger spray bottle can't really be missed on the supermarket shelves with its Vanish logo, oxygen bubbles & the banner stating 'wow - removes even tough dried-in stains' & promise that the product 'starts to work in front of your eyes' - too good to be true....? Well I've used it now on several occasions with mixed results using it exactly as directed on the reverse of the bottle. First time was on some used cloths which are used in conjunction with my Polti steamer. These were manky, grey & full of dirt from the porch tiles & once pre-soaked with Vanish I must say they came out of the washing machine brand new. The second time I used it was on grass stains & Vanish helped remove most of these although the picnic blanket still has pale green marks on it. I used some more (good job I bought it lol!) yesterday as my daughter's favourite white tee shirt was splattered with yellow water-based paint when she was working on a project. Again, using as directed, I set to work rying to remove the stains but this time Vanish didn't work its magic & although I've treated it twice more the yellow paint (albeit paler) is still there & is noticeable. All the stains were fairly fresh & Vanish state that the product works better if tackled asap but I didn't see the 'active oxygen work before the eyes' as promised. All the directions 'for best results' , 'how to use', saftety information & ingredients are listed clearly on the reverse label of the bottle both in words & diagrams plus there's also a website address & phone number for help/advice. The ingredients seem a bit vague to me as the list starts off stating, 'the product contains among other ingredients' (?).. less than 5% onionic surfacants, less than 5% non-ionic surfacants, less than 5% oxygen-based bleaching agent plus perfume. However, the smell is very pleasant & the product is easy enough to use & doesn't ruin everyday fabrics. summary ~ - seems to work on some fabric stains but not on others.

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              02.10.2008 11:34
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              Worthwhile if you have white shirts to wash daily.

              This spray claims to remove even dried on stains regardless of the temperature you are going to wash them in. It is suitable to use on most materials apart from wool, sik and leather but not on items for dry clean only. Both my son and hubby wear a white shirt each day so I need a spray that will remove all the grime that seems to appear on the collar and cuff area. I have to say this is one of the few products that does do that though I do think some of their claims are a little overrated. 1st claim - Removes even tough dried out stains. I have not found this to be true in the majority of cases. Especially tomatoe based stains - it seems to have a real problem removing these. 2nd claim - WOW one solution. If by this they mean it only needs to be used once and the stain is gone - this is also not correct from my experience. Sometimes on stubborn FRESH stains I have had to use it two or three times - if it hasn't come out by the third attemp I GIVE UP! 3rd claim - whatever challenge you face, vanish oxi action multi has the answer. This is rather an exageration as it does not remove all stains - thats a fact! Having said that, it does appear from my useage, to be safe on white and coloureds and they do also state in smaller letters that it works on a wide range of stains - this would be nearer to the truth! It is very easy to use, turn the nozzle to the on position, spray over the stained area, allow to soak in for no more than 5 minutes and wash as normal. The stains I have found it works well on are coffee, tea, blood, daily grime build up on white shirts, white wine, gravy. It works to a degree on sweat stains - but not if there is a build up. The stains I feel it does not work well on are anything tomato based, red wine, biro or oil. It is priced at £2.93 for 500ml. I tend to get through a bottle every two weeks but then each week I have a minimum of 10 shirts to spray which is where I usually use it. It is a good spray for daily grime on shirts and is the best for that job I have found, for that reason I will continue buying it.

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                29.11.2000 02:32
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                Wow! Vanish pre-wash spray is brilliant! I have two children who love to make mud pies,smear chocolate all over their faces and instead of putting their drink into their mouths they feed their clothes. Vanish is my secret weapon against those nasty unbearable stains. The clothes that have been ruined and thrown away,the money I have spent on stain removers that didnt work. Well no more! I have my vanish which is specially formulated to remove the stains like collar and cuff grime ooh! blood and grease. You just spray onto the stained area,both sides of the cloth and leave for 1-2 minutes. Wash as normal. Its so easy. The next time one of my two comes in like a marsh monster,I am armed and ready with my vanish gun. Watch out stains here I come!

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                  12.10.2000 01:50
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                  I became a one parent Father at the end of August. One of the tasks I faced was the washing, I had heard tales of dread and doom, of how Blackcurrant and Chocolate would be hard to get out of white clothes. I have two children aged 5 & 7 so it did not take them long to get school shirts badly stained. I Saw the Vanish Pre-Wash stick in the supermarket, and I thought lets give this a go. So far No stain has remained when I have used this stick, I only wash at 40c including white washes. So a big thumbs up to this product, as for the worries, well I have more important things to worry over thanks to my Vanish Stick. Maybe this One Parent thing will not be so hard after all.

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                    02.10.2000 23:19
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                    My partner was going to a funeral and needed his best white shirt in bristol fashion!. I washed it on a boil and got it really white. When I took it out of the washing machine I was seperating the non-tumbles and put the shirt on what I thought was a clean work surface. When I picked it up, I realised that there was cranberry juice on it from where I had just poured my son a drink!. Whoops!. No worries I thought, I'll get my Vanish out to work. I needn't have bothered it had zero effect. I have tried it on other materials just incase it would work, but no. I wasted my money and recommend no one purchase this product.

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                      02.10.2000 17:09
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                      I had a bar of vanish soap for about 4 years, I used it until there was nothing left, I found it very effective, even on lipstick that was designed to stay put... so I decided to try Vanish spray, I used it on a sweatshirt of mine that had grease marks on it, and it worked no problem, not a sign of grease left. I then used it on my 2 year olds T-shirt which had chocolate icecream stains, it didn't budge, I tried a second time and left it to soak for 5 minutes instead of the recommended 1 minute, and still it didn't budge. Luckily the spray was on special offer at half price so I don't feel too ripped off, but I am not impressed. I will stick to the soap bar instead.

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                      09.09.2000 04:23
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                      As I have 2 small children, I find their clothes are subject to all sorts of abuse, stains being a major problem, so I need a stain remover that I can use on a regular basis. I got vanish pre-wash spray, having previously found the soap bar to be very effective. I have to say the spray has been totally useless. I have yet to find a stain that it WILL remove! It has been tried on everything the children throw at it, tomatoes, dribble, nappy contents, pen marks, baked beans to name but a few. And it has not been effective on a single thing. I have found Shout spray is much more successful (though still not 100%). Very disappointing.

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                        03.09.2000 02:18
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                        Vanish clothing stain remover really does remove the most stubborn of stains. My husband’s shirt collars always end up black and all I have to do is spray it on and give a little scrub put it in the machine and you would never have known the colour they were before they went in my machine. I have also found it great for removing chocolate and food stains from my two-year-old daughters clothing. Any stain now gets a spray before going in the machine just to ensure that my clothes come out really clean. I really don’t know how we managed before this. I must say though I don’t like the Vanish bar of soap as I find that very fiddly but the spray is great as you can get it exactly where you want it and you don’t end up with slippery hands.

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                      500ml / New Vanish Oxi Action Pre-Wash Spray contains the power of active oxygen to deliver amazing stain removal on really tough stains like spaghetti sauce, collar and cuff stains, and red wine - that detergents alone may leave behind / The immediate foaming action of Vanish Oxi Action Pre-Wash Spray starts to break down stains before your eyes, giving you the confidence that the stain will be gone after the wash / /