Thursday, 9 August 2012

Stain removal with Vanish



When Vanish contacted me the other day to ask if I would like to write about their products I have to admit I wasn't sure whether it would really "fit in" with my blog style.

True I have three children that could represent Team GB in the the 2013 Stain Olympics and also being overly blessed in the chesticle department it means food (when I am not eating like the delicate little flower that I so obviously am) stains do unfortunately happen to me occasionally (ok, A lot) but I thought that if I was going to do this.......

I was going to do it properly.


Take one white towel,



Throw some coffee on it,





Smear some ketchup on it





let a brown felt tip seep into it





drip some blackcurrant juice on it




At this point I was starting to worry I was enjoying this a little too much.



So I left some lipstick on it





and then rubbed mustard on it





and just to finish up, I rolled it in some grass.




I really did want to add blood but I wasn't bleeding and to be honest, I am not sure you guys are interested enough for me to open a vein for you, (and I'm not being paid enough)




So then I left the towel on the line in the sunshine to bake for three hours.



(probably confusing the hell out of my neighbours)


then it was time to play with the product.


I have used the Vanish powder before and found that it works but I have never used the Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White Gel before.



I must admit that I found the instructions slightly confusing on the back, It said add a dose to each wash but I didn't know whether to also use my usual detergent as well.

It said use 60mls or 100mls in the measuring cup depending on how deep the stain is but I wasn't sure whether I needed to put the actual measuring cup in the wash or just pour the liquid into the drum,

but these small hitches aside I put my machine on a 30 degree wash and took just one more picture




I sat there for AGES watching it go round and round, I didn't pre-soak as I wanted to see what just using the liquid would do.

The minute the machine finished I grabbed the towel and put it on the line,


then when it was dry I brought it indoors to see whether the stains were still there.


Er NO



Not a single stain was left, not even the grass stain which I was surprised at, and the mustard stain was gone as well (I swear that stuff has some toxic abilities, I have thrown tops away with mustard stains on before)  


So colour me impressed with Vanish Oxi-Action,


plus I must admit I had a LOT of fun putting this post together.




If you need more information on Vanish and their stain removing skills you can check out

Grass stains and also Stain removal for more details.




What do you think?


Are there any stains you have found hard to remove?


Do you use Vanish?


Do you think my washing machine needs a wipe down?
(and why did you just scroll up again to double check)


Let me know


Big Fashionista x x






Disclaimer; This is a sponsored post.  All product provided by PR, content as always, is my own.
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44 comments

  1. This has just made my day. After being woken up ridiculously early, you may have just saved mankind from my wrath. And there was wrath. Now, I just want to wash some towels!

    x

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    1. You should. It was extremely satisfying. I may have to do a follow up. Just for fun

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  2. It's nice to see a 'normal' person actually proving it, not an advert or promise from the company.
    I am picking some up for sure, even with no kids I have a messy husband to be and two equally messy dogs.
    x

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I really enjoyed putting together this post.

      Even my children got involved. I'm sure the doggies will have fun gathering stains for you too x

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  3. I love how you turned a review into a science experiment! Nicely done.

    I used to spray Vanish pre-wash onto stains and allow to soak before a wash. This got many a red wine stain out of a white dress while at uni.

    These days I tend to use Ace Bleach on stains and it works really well. Even brings my greying whites up brighter.

    Thank you for the most entertaining stain removal post there is.
    x

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    1. Thanks for reading :-) I've always had the powder in my cupboard but the liquid I hadn't used before. I just want to stain more things :-)

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  4. ill be investing in some of that!!is it expensive?

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    1. I don't think it's expensive. Especially when you consider the cost of the clothes you may otherwise have to throw away

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  5. LOVE IT!!! They should have you in their adverts ;)

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    1. They really should shouldn't they :-D

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    2. Absolutely!!! It'd encourage me to buy ;) x

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  6. Brilliant! But does it work on spaghetti bolognaise? That never comes out for me

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    1. You know what I may try that just for fun !!!

      What else can I add?

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  7. What a fabulous sponsored post. Genius!

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    1. You know me hun, not really one for the "normal" type of review :-)

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  8. Ooh I want to buy some just to smear a towel in turmeric and tomoato puree the two things that I can never remove!! That said this whole post did put me in mind of the first episode of The League of Gentlemen and the house rules regarding onanism and persistent stains!!!

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  9. But what of the stain on your integrity? Will vanish remove that as well?

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    1. Sorry Anon but you lose this round, I can definitely hold my head high with this post. No stain on my integrity here and if there was.....

      Well Vanish Oxi-action crystal white gel works equally well on all stains.

      Perhaps if you leave your name and address I can send you a sample to try on your dark dark soul.


      Have a good day now

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    2. At least she put her name on it. Don't be an arsehole your entire life, anon. Trolling ain't big OR clever.

      Louise.

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    3. Gotta love shitty anons don't you..... so very big and so very clever.

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  10. Sorry to lower the tone.. But.. I wonder how it fares on poop stains? That is the main offender in this house with a 4 year old with an aversion to wiping her bottom! I've tried vanish powder but it hasn't worked so many pairs of knickers have been binned. Don't worry, I'm not expecting you to get another towel and test that one out!! ;-) xx

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    1. It does work. I'll stay anonymous.

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    2. Sorry, this Anon just made me chuckle, as a good example of when it's okay to remain anonymous ;)

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    3. It DOES work on poop stains! We use it where I work (I work in a residential home).

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  11. This is brilliant, it really made me laugh! I'm also genuinely amazed by how effective Vanish was at getting out those stains. Never mind old anonymous up there - this is the way to do sponsored posts, informative and still with your very distinct voice :)

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  12. First, anon sucks!!
    Secondly, this stuff is amazing and I will be finding some on our next shop!!

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  13. HahahaA oh Anon you sad individual. Kellie your writing is brilliant, like how you honestly gave it a good test lol good to see it does work

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  14. ThatSteveBlokeWhoFanciesYou9 August 2012 at 14:43

    Vanish is brilliant! Do you find it makes your towels that little bit more fluffy if you do them on a hot wash?

    Why was there no red wine stain, Kellie? Shocking! I'd open a bottle and try for myself, but it seems a shame to waste it.

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  15. Jewellerybyjacx9 August 2012 at 16:17

    Does it work on grease stains? That are the Bain of my life

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  16. I keep meaning to buy myself this when I go shopping and I always forget *sigh*. It does work brilliantly well, I'm hoping it will remove the biro stains from my work uniform, so many pens so many pockets to put them in without the cap on...

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  17. Dirty biartch. Love it. I'm always covered in stains. Soup predominantly. But not exclusively. Aiiiiiiii! *high five*

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  18. I'll trust someone like you over some actor in a commercial. Thanks for the heads-up Kellie. As an artist, I can be messy at times I admit lol. And coffee is a major culprit in my house. 8)

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  19. Loved this Kellie :) as an aside, the Vanish soap is brilliant. Works every time.

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  20. I found something it doesn't remove! I think to remove iron tablet poop ie the black tarry poop you need a nuclear bomb :-\

    I love my job.....

    Raven xx

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  21. Thanks. I need some of this because I'm a dirty mare who chucks food down her front all the time, which is amazing since I have a gob the size of the Dartford tunnel. I also have a nasty habit of washing up then wiping my hands off on whatever I'm wearing. Noice. xoxo

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  22. I love how you have turned a sponsored post into something none of us can stop reading! My other half says I am slightly obsessed with washing - I always have to stick my face in the clean washing (I need help, I know) .... so my question is "does it smell nice too"

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  23. Seriously? It really truly honestly got all the stains out??? I NEED this! I have a 3yr old and a 1yr old and they are stain demons. I'm off to the shops to stock up!

    PS love your post and I bet your neighbours think you are seriously crackers!!

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  24. Im shocked what about poop stains??? I swear i struggle to get them out of kids underwear even on a boil wash lol

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  25. Just interested to know how this is for sensitive skin? My 3 year old has eczema and I have to use non-bio for her - I have the Vanish powder and put that in a wash with her clothes once and it really made her skin flare up. I now have to pre-soak in Vanish to get the stains out and then wash in the non-bio. I'd love to find something that meant I didn't have to pre-soak her clothes.

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  26. Blessed in the chesticle department too - it's like wearing one of those lobster bibs - catches everything on the way down!

    Does it make everything super white though - you know those dirty grey knickers and bras that go that colour when you can't be bothered doing a "whites" wash.

    Also does it get out fake tan! I'm also - like the lady above - very surprised you didn't use red wine - or was that a genuine waste of good wine? I'll send you a 2€ bottle from France to use (actually even that's quite good!)

    And yes - a quick wipe with a sponge wouldn't do your washing machine any harm. ;-)

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  27. There's only one thing that I have never, ever, ever, ever been able to remove from clothes/sheets/towels..........and that's muddy paw prints, don't know why, maybe sweaty feet combined with the mud but it just won't come off, might give the Vanish a go just to see....Ellie

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  28. Thanks for your review on this. Could you please tell me whether you ended up putting the measuring cup inside with the clothes. This has bugged me no end!!! Thanks :))

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