Updated 3 Oct 2016

OzKleen

Carpet Power

Snapshot: OzKleen Carpet Power is a spray carpet cleaner recommended for fresh and set-in stains. But how well does it clean?

Carpet Power
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$10

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Test results

Overall score
39
Red wine removal
?/10
Oil and dirt removal
?/10
Sauce removal
?/10
Coffee removal
?/10

Good points

  • OK at removing sauce.

But

  • Poor at removing red wine.
  • Extremely poor at removing dirt/oil.
  • Poor at removing coffee.
  • Ingredients not stated on packaging.

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
$10
Type

Spray

Pack size
500mL
Price per 100ml/g ($)
2.00
Stain type

Fresh and set-in

Test method
A
Ingredients

Not stated

Patch test required
Yes
Instructions for application

Solid: Remove solid excess. Liquid: Blot excess moisture. Before cleaning, test on hidden piece of carpet for colour fastness. Spray carpet power directly onto stain. Gently work from outer stain to centre with a clean damp sponge. Leave for up to 5 minutes. Thoroughly rinse excess product from the stain area by gently pressing with a damp cloth with the aid of small amounts of water. Vacuum if needed. Heavy stains may need a second application.

Wait time (mins)

5

Tested time (mins)
5
Warnings

Do not use on velvet style fabrics or brocade. Treat pet stains immediately to avoid carpet burning.

Origin

Australia

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