Product Type: Ace household products
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Ace Laundry Bleach
Member Name: NikkiH
Ace Laundry Bleach
Advantages: Better than competitors
Disadvantages: Not 100% on all stain
My husband is the messiest eater I know, and whatever or whenever we are eating he will end up with a stain or greasemark on the front of his top. Many of those tops have been thrown away because I could not get the mark off no matter how many times or how hot I washed it. I have tried the various Vanish products which claim to be dedicated to remove various stains, and whilst some have faded the stain somewhat, I never found a product which removed the stain completely, and now I have 2 young children this was not an ideal situation. Now I am not normally one to be taken in by marketing blurb or adverts, but I was impressed with the claims that this new kind of bleach made. It is marketed as a bleach, but a safe bleach to use on your laundry. I had not tried a bleach before because it would ruin the clothes at worst or leave colourless bleach spots at best, so how could a bleach be made safe? I admit I was intrigued, so about 9 months ago I picked up a bottle when it was on special offer at Asda.
It did not take long for a stained top to make it's appearance. I filled the cap on the bottle (which is turquoise in colour and similar in shape to a milk bottle), with the blue coloured, surprisingly neutral smelling Ace and then poured it over the offending greasy mark, and then gave it a bit of a rub, not sure why....for luck perhaps! I left it to work it's magic for about 20 minutes and then put it in a normal 40 degree wash with other dirty clothes. The makers recommend different times for different materials, so make sure you read the instructions careully. I would advise you test the product out on a small part of material if you have an item you love and aren't confident the bleach won't damage it, in the same way you would carry out a patch test with a hair dye. I wasn't hopeful, but when the wash finished I had to double check that I was not looking at the back of the top because the front was totally stain free. There was no offending smell left or any pigment from the colour in the dye also. You can also use the product direct in your washing machine drawer if none of the stains are bad enough to need pre treating before the main wash.
It has since worked brilliantly on gravy, pasta sauce, olive oil, blackcurrant and ink. The only thing I have not managed to remove 100% is motor oil, but it faded enough to stop it being immediately noticeable on a pale coloured material. A 1 litre bottle cost just under £2.00 as I recall, and normally lasts me around 2-3 months, so I think it is excellent value, especially compared with other market leading stain removers. Also the money it has saved me in replacement clothes cannot go unmentioned, and it is a one product that I replace as soon as I need to. I decant some into a small travel size bottle when we go on holiday, and it is much more effective than travel wash. Highly recommended from me and at an affordable price.
Summary: Gentle bleach does exist
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