Multi-purpose cleaners

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

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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%)

    We use PVC sheet covered in a greasy soil (the PVC sheet holds the soil better than the ceramic tile we usually use). Following the manufacturer’s instructions on applying the cleaner, we used a mechanical arm to clean the sheet. The sheet'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 sheet and left it for the designated time before scrubbing. Not all cleaners had application directions. In those cases, we applied the cleaner to a damp sponge before placing the sponge on the sheet and scrubbing it clean.

    Model

    • Average price

      $31.98

    • Price surveyed

      May 2019

    • 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

    • Has fragrance

    More Info

    • Notes

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    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