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to think that Ariel Stain Remover is shitter than shit at stain removal?

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LemonPeel Tue 18-Oct-11 16:44:27

Have tried the powder stuff, and the spray. Neither have got those tomato based sauce stains out of white shirts.

Ace is the best stain remover.

Or aibu and it works for you? Maybe its the temperature I put the wash on? Which is usually a hot wash.

ScarahStratton Tue 18-Oct-11 16:57:54

YANBU Ace is, well ace.

Onemorning Tue 18-Oct-11 16:58:19

YABU to say it's shitter than shit at stain removal, unless you have actually tried to remove stains with shit.

YANBU to like Ace though.

mrswoz Tue 18-Oct-11 17:00:09

YANBU. The Ariel stain remover is proper shit. Even when used with Ariel powder. I use Vanish Oxi Action (the whites one) when needed but to be fair the normal Ariel washing powder usually gets most of our stains out.

SusanneLinder Tue 18-Oct-11 17:02:51

YABU if you believe adverts on the telly smile

PS-rub tomato based stain with a babywipe first-and then wash as normal. Even Ace doesn't work properly.

I do like Ace though.

worraliberty Tue 18-Oct-11 17:03:05

YANBU I love Ace

Some products claim they can get the stains out of Middlesex but Ace is the only one that works for me.

another Ace fan, keep meaning to claim money back as Ariel not only didnt work but my white socks came out wet and still stained on the bottom and DHs workshirt was also wet and not ironed! not what the adverts said it would do < huffs and hoists bosom>

SardineQueen Tue 18-Oct-11 17:06:44

I think it's quite good
But I am a bit of a slattern
And have never been treated to the delights of an "ace" wash.

<adds to shopping list>

countessbabycham Tue 18-Oct-11 17:07:53

I like Vanish and Shout but stain removers are too expensive so use bog standard washing soda.
Hang your white shirts on the line if you've got one to fade the stains or in a sunny window.

troisgarcons Tue 18-Oct-11 17:08:18

Biotex - butchers use it to soap their aprons - its removes everything. Or soda crystals

Sidge Tue 18-Oct-11 17:09:36

Well Ace has bleach in it doesn't it? So it's bound to be good for whites.

I find Ariel stain remover quite good, as long as you spray it on when the stain is fresh and then wash soon after.

bibbitybobbitybloodyaxe Tue 18-Oct-11 17:09:55

Sunlight is absolutely the best stain remover for all sorts of stains.

BOObbledog Tue 18-Oct-11 17:10:13


Is rubbish and expensive.

Napisan is where it's at for stain removal - not just poo based stains either!

Sirzy Tue 18-Oct-11 17:19:22

What sidge said!

It got ds White top that he covered in spag Bol from orange back to White with no problem!

SardineQueen Tue 18-Oct-11 17:25:07

Is Ace just for whites?
I use ecover laundry bleach for them and it does the trick!

lolaflores Tue 18-Oct-11 17:36:37

my ex spanish MIL used to put her tea towel and towels out in full sunlight before washing. mind you it was the canary islands. that woman could get shit out of the biggest shit stained thing you ever saw. she had magical powers. i do the thing of watching my daughters socks as she goes to school and wonder if I can just find the right thing to get them super white. HHHHEEEELLLPPPP ME I AM IN THE FIFTIES OVER HERE....

Angel786 Tue 18-Oct-11 17:37:18

I use vanish and it seems to work well.

Emsmaman Tue 18-Oct-11 17:41:36

I second Napisan. Never tried ace though

lazylula Tue 18-Oct-11 17:44:09

I use Ariel Stain remover and find it works better than the vanish one and any stains left disappear while hung out on the line!

tothemoonandback Tue 18-Oct-11 17:47:25

I think it's the best one ever, the one for colours and whites is absolutely brilliant.

CMOTdibbler Tue 18-Oct-11 17:51:34

Napisan is my absoulte favourite, followed by Oxiaction white. Don't like Ace and not impressed by Ariel.

PreviouslyonLost Tue 18-Oct-11 17:57:17


Sunshine for stains (could take months this far North hmm) and Milton for Mildew...miraculous stuff.

LemonPeel Tue 18-Oct-11 18:00:39

blimey, i didn't think that such a shitter than shit stain remover could cause such interest.

What disappoints me is that Ariel Excel Gel and the other Ariel products I like very much, so it is terribly shit of the company to be so shit with just one of their products. If I were them, I would remove it from the shelves until such a time that it really does remove stains.

For those asking about Ace, yes you can use it on coloured and all sorts. It get the dc footie kit stains out without a prob.


LemonPeel Tue 18-Oct-11 18:02:25

Sunshine, would never have thought about drying a stain in like that. You do mean the big yellow thing in the sky? Or are you meaning a product I can buy blush

Sidge Tue 18-Oct-11 19:26:16

Sunshine - was available a couple of weeks ago but now out of stock until May 2012...

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