Updated 3 Oct 2016

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CleanPlus Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

Bottom line: This spray carpet cleaner is very good at removing sauce, good at removing red wine and OK at removing coffee stains. But it's poor at removing dirt/oil marks.

CleanPlus Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
Consumer worth considering
60
Avg price

$25

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Test results

Overall score
OK
60
Red wine removal
Good
7.0/10
Oil and dirt removal
Poor
2.8/10
Sauce removal
Very good
8.0/10
Coffee removal
OK
6.0/10

Good points

  • Good at removing red wine.
  • Very good at removing sauce.
  • OK at removing coffee.

But

  • Poor at removing dirt/oil.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Red wine removal (25%)
Oil and dirt removal (25%)
Sauce removal (25%)
Coffee removal (25%)

We use three test methods to test cleaners based on their application and removal methods, while also following any additional instructions on the packaging.

We tested on stains including red wine, oil and dirt, a mixture of tomato and soy sauce and coffee. We applied the stains to 100% wool carpet squares and let them set for a few days. We took reflectance readings of the carpet squares before and after cleaning to assess how much of the stain was removed. Each cleaner was tested four times per stain. The average of the reflectance readings is calculated.

Spray and applicator brush cleaners

Method A:
We apply 5ml/g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging. We then gently rub/blot the cleaner into the carpet with a clean damp cloth for 30 seconds. The carpet square is then left to dry.

Foam spray and powder cleaners

Method B:
We apply 5g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. We then gently rub/blot the cleaner into the carpet with a clean cloth for 30 seconds. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging, then the carpet is vacuumed.

Method C:
We apply 5g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging, then the carpet is vacuumed.

Key data

Product

Avg price
$25
Type

Spray

Pack size
946mL
Price per 100ml/g ($)
2.64
Stain type

Fresh and set-in

Test method
A
Ingredients

Ethyloylated alcohol, C6-C12 and ethyoxylated alcohol, C12-C18.

Patch test required
Yes
Instructions for application

Perform a patch test. Spray a generous amount on spot, stain and high traffic areas. Wait 10 minutes. Gently rub or blot up with a damp white cloth or paper towel.

Wait time (mins)

10

Tested time (mins)
10
Warnings

Use only on items coded with a WS (wet and solvent cleaning) or W (wet cleaning).

Origin

USA

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Notes

Available at Godfreys.