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Mumsnet users review Vanish Non-Bio Gel Fabric Stain Remover

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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Jan-18 15:22:39

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We were asked by the team at Vanish to find 250 MNers to put their new Vanish Non-Bio Gel Fabric Stain Remover 940ml (RRP £5.75) to the test. Read on to see what they thought!

Here’s what Vanish have to say: “Stains occur every day on clothes and carpets in thousands of homes. As the UK's stain removal expert, Vanish produces stain removal products that eliminate almost every conceivable stain for you and your family. Vanish Non-Bio Gel Fabric Stain Remover, provides amazing stain removal in a Non-Bio format. The gel is effective on baby and children’s stains including baby poo and baby vomit stains. Wash, Pre-Treat or Soak to get these amazing results.”

Testers please answer the following questions on this thread:

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
- What did you like most about the product?
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

Everyone shares their feedback and fills in a short survey as required will be entered into a prize draw where one person will win a £300 voucher for the store of their choice(from a list).

Thanks and good luck!
MNHQ

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chorusline79 Tue 23-Jan-18 15:59:24

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

I used the vanish on a white coat that my daughter had rolled in mud in, it was caked and the coat didn’t come out clean the first time so I lathered it in vanish and it came out beautifully. Also ketchup and poo!

- What did you like most about the product?

The smell - really fresh.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Yes, easy to use and great results

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

I used a powder stain remover previously but preferred this and easier to apply and could apply directly to stains easily

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

Yes and yes!

AutumnalTed Tue 23-Jan-18 15:59:44

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
Baby poo, chocolate mousse from a white school polo shirt, and some mysterious stains on my clothes.
- What did you like most about the product? I liked the smell of the product, and I found it did work. It was a lot thinner than other brands and had less of a chemically smell and feel.
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why? I’d definitey recommend this for parents with kids wearing white shirts to school, they get so messy and it got all the stains out in the first wash. I don’t think it was that harsh so parents of tiny babies could use it too. Also, owners of muddy dogs. Normally there’s still a mark from the stains I’ve mentioned but they seem to have gone for now! Yay!
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal? I’ve always used vanish stain removal in the powdered form, which I find amazing for my whites but this worked better on colours so it’s nice to have something for both. I’ve definitely noticed that things look much cleaner and there aren’t strange marks on the clothes from stubborn stains.
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products? I use the vanish power as mentioned above, and I would definitely buy this product to go with the rest.

QueenEnid Tue 23-Jan-18 15:59:52

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Poo stains, curry and mud

- What did you like most about the product?

I liked the smell of the product and also that it didn’t seem harsh to use on the clothes and on my hands.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Yes. I liked the liquid stain remover. I’ve only ever used powders in the past and they’ve been quite harsh.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

Rubbing the product on the stains worked really well. The curry stain didn’t come out of my white top first time round but it did on the second wash

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

I have used vanish before but I would definitely purchase this item again

TillyTheTiger Tue 23-Jan-18 16:00:17

- Used to treat food stains inc tomato pasta sauce and hoi sin sauce, paint, mud and ink
-Fairly pleasant smell, worked well on most stains
-I would probably recommend it, it got most of the stains out
-I was using stain remover powder of a different brand previousl, the vanish was slightly more effective
- I've used Vanish products in the past, usually only when they've been on offer. I would consider buying this again but probably only at an offer price

HuggleBear Tue 23-Jan-18 16:03:06

Thank you for letting me test this product.
What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
Most types! I have DC aged 3 and 4 so most food ends up on clothes as well as pens, paint, mud and things I'm not even sure about!
What did you like most about the product?
I liked the consistency- just thick enough to pour and absorb well without getting everywhere. The cap of the bottle was great for working the product into the stain.
Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
Yes. It worked well on every stain I tried it against and even brought the knees on DD's white tights up clean. Small amounts needed so price not bad in the long run.
Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?
Much less faffing around than soaking or making pastes. Not as messy as using my usual spray which gets everywhere.
Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?
I have used vanish products before but none yet as good as this one. I'm not sure about other products but I will definately be buying this one in the future.

Scoleah Tue 23-Jan-18 16:06:44

What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Tomato, pepper, Poo, chocolate! Everything I could use it on, I did!

- What did you like most about the product?
Had a light pleasant smell, good consistency and the textured lid was really handy to help get into the Tough stains!

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Yes I’d definatley recommend this to everyone and anyone! This gets rid of even ground in stains! Simple to use, minimal effort to get rid of stains, what’s not to love!

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

It got the stains out first time with very minimal effort! Very very impressed

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?
Yes, first time using and I’m converted! All that time I’ve wasted over the years scrubbing stains unsuccessfully and ending up throwing things out! Recommended to all!

(This is an example of how good this is, this Top I had washed about 6 times previously with an unsuccessful tomato pasta stain removal! I rubbed in Vanish for around 1 min and threw it in a normal Wash cycle and came up Looking so much better!)

SunshinenSparkles Tue 23-Jan-18 16:08:05

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Ketchup, Blackcurrant juice, Baked Bean Sauce, Grease, poo

- What did you like most about the product?

I like the smell and I like that it works!

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Yes, because it works! It's a great product to have on hand when you have kids and when you have a partner who's work uniform gets mucky and stained.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

I did use the bar before but I don't like the way it feels and you have to work at it a lot and it also doesn't work as well. Using this product was more successful at actually getting rid of stains and preventing them.

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

It's not my first time using a vanish product but this one is better than what I've previously tried. I would now consider trying more of their products.

lilyboleyn Tue 23-Jan-18 16:08:21

1) felt pen, tomato sauce stains, general food stains
2) I liked the fact it didn’t run everywhere (or get all over my hands when I poured it). It was pretty easy to use which was helpful!
3) I would recommend because I was impressed with how well it worked. Previous products I’ve tried haven’t worked very well on tomato based products but this worked wonders.
4) very easy to use. Normally I’d leave overnight in a sink or use other products that have several time consuming steps but this has cut down on time and effort for me.
5) first time using Vanish for laundry, but I’ve tried the carpet cleaner before. Yes I’d consider using other products from the range now.

Ecadia Tue 23-Jan-18 16:11:12

What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove? Mud, paint, food
- What did you like most about the product? It actually worked. After spending a lot of money on different products and not finding one that worked. My daughter's white school tops were terribly stained and I was about to throw them out for new ones. I gave this a try and although the stains are still slightly visible it has got most of the stain out.
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why? Yes. I would recommend this to anyone that gets regular stains in clothes either from children playing or a job that you are likely to get staining from.
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal? Was easy to use and less time consuming
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products? This is my first time trying vanish for clothes.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 23-Jan-18 16:11:58

-What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Poo (from a breastfed baby), calpol, school paint & lots of others.

- What did you like most about the product?

I liked the smell & it worked really well on all the different stains.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Yes as I found it worked better than the product I currently use.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

It made it quicker.

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

No but I've found previous Vanish products I've used haven't worked. I would buy this product again as it got all marks out.

gamerpigeon Tue 23-Jan-18 16:12:26

-What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Banana, tomato, red pepper, egg

- What did you like most about the product?

It left my washing smelling really nice, much better than a normal stain remover

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

If they had a baby I would definitely mention it

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

It didn't get the stains out completely if they were dried on although it did look better; it did a good job on the fresh ones

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

I always have a tub of Vanish powder in the cupboard for emergencies but if this is an ok price I would consider getting it again

DaisyDando Tue 23-Jan-18 16:17:39

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
Nursery stains! I used it for food, paint, mud and typical toddler grubbiness.
- What did you like most about the product?
I usually use a powder, but I liked using a liquid straight into the drum.
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
I would (and have) recommend. (Not that I would be considered the go-to person for laundry advice.) Since having my DS, I have become a lot more interested in all things housework.
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?
I think it is as good as Oxy, which I normally use.
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?
I use Vanish on my many carpet incidents.

Givemecoffeeplease Tue 23-Jan-18 16:49:07

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Everyday toddler grime, chocolate on white sheets (eating chocolate in bed with a cold is not slatternly, it’s healing)

- What did you like most about the product?
Easy dosage, brand I know and trust.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
Yes. But I’d always recommend Vanish. I love it! In this case, because it did exactly what it says on the tin. However I would like to s e a “small and mighty” style compact version to use less storage and less plastic. I’d also like to know how Vanish aids in recycling of their plastics.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?
Mad or easy. One stop shop.

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?
No, I’m a committed customer! (I have two sons and a cat - all filthy!) use their stain remover for clothes and also carpets.

shutzpa Tue 23-Jan-18 16:55:09

Thanks for letting us test this 😊

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
Baby food and biro
- What did you like most about the product?
Ease of use
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
Yes because it works!
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?
It actually worked first time.
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?
Yes, definitely

mama36 Tue 23-Jan-18 16:56:45

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Baby poo and vomit

- What did you like most about the product?

Fragrance

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Yes I will but not for kids stuff or people with sensitive skin as I find it harsh

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

Really help esp with fresh poo stains

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

No I use vanish regularly and will continue to do so but I find this particular range a bit harsh on clothing although it work wonders

Natsai1 Tue 23-Jan-18 17:17:15

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
A: Food, muddy and dribbling stains.

- What did you like most about the product?
A: it had a fresh scent. Not chemically.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
A: Not sure. Did not remove some of the food stains on the first wash.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal? A:Nothing much really as I usually just add stain removal powder to the wash. However, as a pretreatment, it worked well

- Is this your first time using Vanish? A: No, I have used the vanish cleaning powder and carpet cleaner foam spray.

If so would you now consider buying more of their products? A:Only on sale as usually too pricey.

Elmo230885 Tue 23-Jan-18 17:18:41

The type of stain I used not to remove were baby food stains due to weaning mostly. I also used it to help clean pads for my steam cleaner.

It was easy to use, nothing complicated. Worked well.

I would recommend it to family/friends however would say due to price to keep it when really needed rather than add to each wash.

I have used the stain remover bars and some carpet products and will continue to purchase vanish products.

It helped with the stains. Prior to this I just threw washing in and hoped for the best!

IAmSamSamlAm Tue 23-Jan-18 17:26:25

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Ketchup, chocolate, tomato soup, wee, poo, paint and pens.

- What did you like most about the product?

It makes clothes smell lovely. They've come out really clean. Also, I was so excited to be chosen! Never been chosen for one of these before. So thanks for that. grin

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

I'll definitely be recommending! It's so easy to use, and works amazingly. Great that it's gentle enough for babies too.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

I've never bothered much before; I just stick clothes in with washing powder and fabric conditioner and hope for the best slattern. Using this, mine and DDs clothes look so much cleaner. Her white stuff in particular looks brand new. And after a week of potty training, the lovey fragrance it's given everything has been much appreciated!

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

I've bought the powder before, which I like. I definitely prefer this though, and will be buying it regularly.

Belager Tue 23-Jan-18 17:26:55

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Food! My daughter loves tomato sauces and watermelon. And teething poos

- What did you like most about the product?

That it was easy to use and apply. The option to add to the wash helped.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Definitely, it worked a treat on clothes I thought were beyond saving.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

It made stain removal so much easier.

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

Yes and yes. I will always buy this now.

xcxcsophiexcxc Tue 23-Jan-18 17:32:03

I've used the vanish oxy white before and this product is so much better.
Some of the stains included baby sick and beetroot stains for a crisp like baby snack and it got the stains out perfectly !
Really easy and simple to use however to put in a regular wash you do need quite a large amount compared to the size of the bottle, I'd imagine this would get quite expensive as you'd get just shy of 10uses out of the bottle. Would be expensive if you get as many stains on clothes as I do ! I would definitely recommend this though for getting stains out and use when I have tough stains !

Lofari Tue 23-Jan-18 17:37:41

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
Mud from my son's rugby shirt. Came up a treat!
- What did you like most about the product?
The smell
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
Yes I would. It was so simple and effective
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?
Worked first time!!
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products
Yes this was my first time using vanish but I'm converted now.

NutButterNutter Tue 23-Jan-18 17:37:47

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?
Raspberry
Yellow (mango?) fruit squished
School uniform muck
- What did you like most about the product? Effectiveness without pre-treat
- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?
Absolutely. It’s baby-friendly so I didn’t worry about skin sensitivity and therefore didn’t have to treat the stains and then rewash. That’s pretty time-saving, especially with 4 kids and a builder husband.
- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal? As above, it saved time and effort not having to rewash things like I do with Vanish Gold and Platinum.
- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?
I like (and buy) Vanish products anyway.

Winningbeauty Tue 23-Jan-18 17:57:26

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Baby poo and baby vomit

- What did you like most about the product?

Easy to use, I just poured a little on, rubbed it into the stain and then chucked it into the machine

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

Definitely, this worked on dried stains too which usually need two washes and don't come out with just detergent. I normally use vanish but to have a non bio version that I know will be gentler for my child, no brainier, would recommend again and again

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

Before I would use vanish powder on the stain, I would wet the stain and rub in vanish then into the wash. This liquid meant I did not have to wet the stain first.

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

Not my first time, I have bought vanish before and repeatedly for their stain removal products.

Only further recommendation would be if the packaging could perhaps be a roller ball for easier use. Then one could roller the liquid straight on.

justmeeee Tue 23-Jan-18 18:11:35

- What were some of the types of stains you used this product to remove?

Food stains and general dirt from outdoor play (and carrying a toddler who was wearing muddy wellies!)

- What did you like most about the product?

It was easy to use and smelt lovely and fresh.

- Would you recommend the product to a friend and/or family member? If so why?

I would because it was nice and easy to be able to put it in with the wash.

- Compared to what you did before, how did using Vanish impact your stain removal?

It made it easier and more effective.

- Is this your first time using Vanish? If so would you now consider buying more of their products?

It's my first time using Vanish for a long time and yes, I would now consider buying more of their products.

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