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Biotex - every mother needs this!
Member Name: kappari
Date: 30/08/08, updated on 14/10/08 (651 review reads)
Advantages: Great at getting rid of difficult stains
As a mother of four children washing is one of my many jobs around the home. I do spend a lot of time scrubbing and soaking many stained items! As a result, I am always on the lookout for products that will make my job easier.
One of my sons plays rugby two or three times a week and I frequently have to find ways of getting rid of the mud and grass stains.
Most recently, having been away on holiday and leaving my eldest son and daughter 'in charge' of the house I returned to find every tea towel used and stained! One of the tea towels in particular had been used to 'mop up' some blackcurrant juice...I couldn't quite make out all of the stains on the rest of the tea towels.
I ran the cold water on the blackcurrant stained tea towel and scrubbed for about quarter of an hour with household soap, my knuckles were almost raw from the rubbing - it made not a jot of difference to the tea towel stains... I even contemplated throwing it out.
I then remembered that I had got a packet of 'Biotex' in the kitchen cupboard. I decided to use the 'Biotex' as it claims to remove even the most stubbornest of stains and is bleach free. The blurb on the box stated that Bio-tex removes ground-in dirt and grime that normal machine washing alone can leave behind. It claimed that the bleach free powder gently softens and loosens even the most stubborn stains. 'Bio-tex will effectively remove most difficult stains including milk, gravy, egg, chocolate, blood, mud and grass stains.'
Biotex can be used in a variety of ways... by pre soaking, by pre wash in machine and by hand washing. It claims to be effective even at low temperatures.
It sounded good - no bleach, phosphate free, completely safe for white, colourfast and most delicate fabrics, safe on colours yet tough on stains!
I decided to put Biotex to the test!!
On the very heavily stained tea towels I decided to use the soaking method... I followed the instructions on the packet and left the tea towels to soak over night.
The next morning I came down and there was not a hint of the blackcurrant juice stains - they had completely disappeared - like magic. I washed the tea towels in the usual way and they came out like new. It also dealt really effectively with my son's muddy and grass stained football gear, a t shirt with pen marks and the sun tan lotion stained items from the holiday.
In the past, I have tried a plerthora of stain removing household products with varying degrees of success. None however, have been as effective as the Biotex...
Bio-Tex Stain Remover comes in a turquoise blue box and contains 500 grams. It is manufactured in Denmark by Bluemeller. It is also available in a Stain Removing spray. It costs about £1.44 for a 500 gram packet. I found the powder to be fine and free flowing and delicately fragranced with a lovely ' clean ' smell to it. However, there is no measuring scoop but the instructions are quite clear in the amounts to use.
It is not suitable for non colourfast fabrics and suggests testing on an hidden area if in doubt. Care must be taken when using it by people with sensitive skins and prolonged contact should be avoided. However, I did use it without protection and suffered no discomfort or adverse effects.
© Kappari 2008 - this review may be found on other review sites under the name of Krazikas
Summary: Effective stain remover that gets the thumbs up from me