Multi-purpose cleaners

Find out which multi-purpose cleaner is best with our lab-based test results.

spray bottles with cleaning fluid

De-Solv-it

Sticky Spot and Stain Remover

recommended

88

Average price

$31.98

Member Reviews

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    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Greasy soil removal (100%)

    White tiles are covered in a greasy soil and, following the manufacturer’s instructions on applying the cleaner, we used a mechanical arm to clean the tile. The tile’s cleanliness is then checked with a spectrophotometer. The test is repeated 8 times and the results are averaged.

    Where instructions stated, we applied the cleaner to the tile and left it for the designated time before scrubbing the tile clean. Not all cleaners had application directions. In those cases, we applied the cleaner to a damp sponge before placing the sponge on the tile and scrubbing the tile clean.

    Model

    • Average price

      $31.98

    • Price surveyed

      May 2019

    Product

    • Cost per application (5 sprays)

      10c

    Specifications

    • Pack size

      750ml

    • Surfaces suitable for

      Bathroom and shower, kitchen appliances, sticky labels, blu-tack, sticking plaster, workshop, auto, marine

    • Surfaces not suitable for

      Suede, leather, silk or unstained wood, porous surfaces and some plastics

    Label claims (not tested)

    • Grey water safe

    • Ammonia free

    • Has fragrance

    • Septic tank safe

    More Info

      Member reviews

      6 Member reviews

      RECOMMENDED

      Pros

      This product is great for removing glue left on jars after the labels have been taken off. It also removes the date etc on lids of jars, ready to be recycled for jam making and other preserving.

      Cons

      No cons

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      STEPHANIE J.

      Used 1 month or less

      Brilliant at removing sticky stuff

      Pros

      this is amazing at removing sticky tacky spots from things like old cellotape glue, anything adheisive really.
      Only use as a specialised spot cleaner, not an everyday one.

      Cons

      leaves slightly oily film

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Kylee N.

      Used 1 month or less

      DE-SOLV-IT AND DILUTED CARPET CLEANER

      Pros

      EXCELLENT FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION - NEVER USE IT FOR GENERAL CLEANING. (PS FOR GENERAL CLEANING I USE 1 CAPFUL OF CONCENTRATE CARPET CLEANER IN 500ML OF WATER IN A SPRAY BOTTLE. WORKS A TREAT FOR EVERYTHING FROM SPOTS ON THE TABLE CLOTH TO CARPET MARKS, BENCHTOPS AND IS DIRT CHEAP AS I BOUGHT 2LITRES AND IT HAS LASTED MORE THAN 8 YEARS)

      Cons

      NONE - DESPITE HIGH COST - RARE USE

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      C-LR & HCM

      Used 6 months or more

      Perfect for specific applications

      Pros

      Unbeatable for removing sticky label glue, and spot application on work clothes with grease stains. Wouldn’t use as a general purpose cleaner but always have a bottle in the cupboard.

      Cons

      No.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Bev D.

      Used 6 months or more

      Essential for sticky adhesive removal.

      Pros

      Brilliant for removing sticky residue.

      Cons

      Too expensive to use as a everyday multi-purpose cleaner but a must-have in the cupboard for specific jobs.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Laura M.

      Used 6 months or more

      Use it for gummy glue on plastic...

      Pros

      Where turps might blemish the plastic where taking off stubborn label glue is stuck. I wouldn't use it as a general cleaner but it is unmatched for some uses. Smells quite nice too.

      Cons

      Expensive but not too bad when used only for specific jobs. I wouldn't be without it.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Clark M.

      Used 6 months or more