Updated 5 Dec 2016

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Laundry Soaker & Inwash Booster

Snapshot: Homebrand Laundry Soaker & Inwash Booster laundry stain remover is a powder that is safe on colours. But will it add new life to stained clothes?

Laundry Soaker & Inwash Booster
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$4.99

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Test results

Overall score
65
Perspiration
?/10
Grass/mud
?/10
Olive oil
?/10
Collar and cuff stains
?/10
Blood
?/10

Good points

  • OK at removing perspiration.
  • OK at removing grass and mud.
  • Good at removing olive oil.
  • OK at removing collar and cuff grime.
  • Very good at removing motor oil.
  • Good at removing chocolate ice cream.
  • Good at removing tomato.
  • Good at removing baby food.
  • Is safe on colours.

But

  • Extremely poor at removing make-up.
  • Extremely poor at removing blood.

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
$4.99
Cost per 100g/ml or packet
$0.50
Type
Powder
Pack size
1kg
Origin
Australia

More test results (/10)

Tomato
7.2
Motor oil
8.0
Chocolate ice-cream
7.1
Baby food
7.5
Make-up
2.4

Claims

Safe on colours
Yes
Antibacterial
Yes
Fabrics not suitable
Silk, woollens, garments with metal accessories, fasteners and zippers, garments with print designs that use metallic inks or coatings.
Contain chlorine bleach
Not stated
Septic tank safe
Yes
Biodegradable
Yes

More info

Notes
Available at Countdown stores.

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