Updated 3 Oct 2016

Vanish

Preen Oxi Action

Snapshot: Vanish Preen Oxi Action is a spray carpet cleaner recommended for fresh stains. But how well does it clean?

Preen Oxi Action
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$10

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Test results

Overall score
72
Red wine removal
?/10
Oil and dirt removal
?/10
Sauce removal
?/10
Coffee removal
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • Just OK 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
$10
Type

Spray

Pack size
440mL
Price per 100ml/g ($)
2.27
Stain type

Fresh

Test method
A
Ingredients

Hydrogen peroxide

Patch test required
Yes
Instructions for application

For best results treat stain immediately. Always follow carpet or fabric manufacturers cleaning instructions. Always patch test. Remove loose dirt and thoroughly blot wet stains with a clean absorbent cloth.

Wait time (mins)

No time specified

Tested time (mins)
5
Warnings

Do not oversaturate. Do not use on velvet or brocade or those materials which are unsuitable for wet cleaning. Not suitable for silk and oriental rugs. Do not squeeze trigger in off position. May cause discolouration on some materials.

Origin

China

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