Updated 5 Dec 2016

Eco Store

Ultra Sensitive Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover

Snapshot: Eco Store Ultra Sensitive Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover laundry stain remover is a powder that shouldn’t be used on colours. But will it add new life to stained clothes?

Ultra Sensitive Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$11.35

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Test results

Overall score
71
Perspiration
?/10
Grass/mud
?/10
Olive oil
?/10
Collar and cuff stains
?/10
Blood
?/10

Good points

  • Good at removing perspiration.
  • Good at removing grass and mud.
  • Good at removing olive oil.
  • OK at removing collar and cuff grime.
  • Good at removing motor oil.
  • Excellent at removing chocolate ice cream.
  • Good at removing tomato.
  • Excellent at removing baby food.

But

  • Poor at removing make-up.
  • Extremely poor at removing blood.
  • Shouldn’t be used on colours.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Perspiration (25%)
Grass and mud (20%)
Olive oil (20%)
Collar and cuff (5%)
Motor oil (5%)
Chocolate ice cream (5%)
Tomato (5%)
Make-up (5%)
Baby food (5%)
Blood (5%)

All individual stain tests are performed on cotton swatches with the applicable stain applied. A reflectance reading was taken with a spectrophotometer (which measures how much light reflects off the swatches). We applied a set dose of the liquid and spray stain removers on to a swatch and let it sit for 5 minutes. For the powder stain removers, we followed the manufacturer’s instructions on mixing them with a small amount of water to make a paste, which is then applied to the swatch. We then used a front-loader washing machine on a cold cycle to wash the swatches with detergent as normal. Each detergent was tested on 4 swatches of each stain. After washing, we measured the reflectance of the swatches and compared the result to the initial reflectance to determine how well the stain was removed or disguised.

Key data

Product

Avg price
$11.35
Cost per 100g/ml or packet
$1.14
Type
Powder
Pack size
1kg
Origin
New Zealand

More test results (/10)

Tomato
7.4
Motor oil
7.6
Chocolate ice-cream
9.5
Baby food
9.3
Make-up
3.8

Claims

Safe on colours
No
Antibacterial
No
Fabrics not suitable
Woollens or delicate fabrics.
Contain chlorine bleach
No
Septic tank safe
Yes
Biodegradable
No

More info

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