It comes in a squeeze bottle and can be applied the same day of the stain and washed later.
It lists a variety of stains that it is supposed to be effective on.
My friend really likes this product.
All I can say is that since I have a knack of spilling coffee on myself at least once a week I tried it on a regular coffee stain (one with cream). I left it on the stain until the following night when I washed a load of clothes, and it took the stain out the first time.
I would note that this product may not be something you normally see in your grocery store.
In my area Meijer's carries it sporadically and it is not found in the laundry aisle, but is usually by the home goods and vacuum cleaners.
My friend usually buys several bottles when she sees it.
I believe it is also available in some hardware stores.
I am going to be sure I have a bottle on hand from now on.
Thanks so much for sharing your Whink Wash Away laundry stain remover review.
You're correct that it is not often seen in stores, but it can be found online, such as through the links above.
I'd love to hear from even more people who've used this, or any other laundry pretreater, sharing how it has worked for them. You can share your laundry stain remover reviews here, or read others that have already been submitted.
It has worked on some mustard stains, but not all. Mustard is a tough stain and certain types are more stubborn than others.
I always try to pretreat stains on the kids clothes the same day they happen, but even if they suddenly show up in the hamper on wash day Whink does a good job.
At one time or another we all "lean" on something and not realize there is a stain on the sleeve of a shirt until it is going into the washer. Sometimes a 2nd treatment is needed, especially if they were not treated the day of the stain.
This is the best pretreater for my needs. The only thing I do not understand is why this product is not found more often in the "regular" grocery stores.
My sister uses it on formula, juice, and a variety of food stains.
Since I baby sit occasionally, I can vouch for its effectiveness on these stains as well, especially formula, as my past experience has been that sometimes those stains never come out completely no matter what you use.
We really like the fact that it can be left on the garment for up to 5 days before washing, of course for my sister, she generally can't wait 5 days before doing laundry, but it does attack the stains and keep them from setting!
I agree that it is difficult to always find Whink. My sister will usually buy several bottles at a time and share with me.
If it is not available in the store, she orders 6 bottles on line. For her it is daily usage.
I recently discovered Whink Wash Away when I was visiting a friend on vacation.
My son had managed to spill juice on himself as well as me.
My friend immediately said that she had no problem removing these types of stains, as well as others, with Whink, and considering she works in food service at a hospital, that was good enough testimony for me!
She first learned about it from a nurse who said it was great for removing blood stains.
I pretreated the clothes the same day, and washed them a day later. I was surprised that the stains came out totally, in one wash.
I have used it successfully to remove blood, chocolate, and greasy pizza stains.
I also like the concept of leaving it on the stains until I am ready to do a load of clothes.
I have to admit that this product is hard to find in your normal grocery or discount stores. That is the only bad feature of Whink.
I also went to the Whink website and noticed they have a special pretreater for sports, medical, and restaurant uniforms (called Uniform Wash). I have not tried it, but am curious if anyone has, and if so, how well it worked.
Whink, Oxiclean Baby & All Free & Clear Detergent Are A Fine Trio
On a separate page of the site another reader, Maureen shared her review of Oxiclean baby presoaker, and how she used it in combination with this product.
That was something Barb shared she did as well. Since these two products work well together I added Barb's submission to this page so more people could learn about using them in combination.
I tried several different combinations of stain removers and presoakers before I settled on Whink and Oxiclean Baby as being the best.
Most of the other products I used worked fairly well on baby food and juice stains, but when it came to baby formula and the associated spit ups nothing has worked so well as Whink and the Oxi presoaker.
Sometimes I use the same approach as Maureen and other times I just maintain two continuous soak buckets for light and dark clothing, so I don't use the Whink.
Of course when I know I won't be able to presoak, as when we travel away from home, I pack the Whink and make sure I pretreat asap, then run the presoak and wash when I return.
I also keep a spare top and some Whink in my locker at work just in case my son spits up on me before I drop him off at the Day Care, or in the event I spill coffee on myself on the drive in. And yes both of these scenarios have been a reality!
I use both of these products for the stains we acquire on our clothing as well, mainly the formula spit ups. Between the Whink, Oxi Baby, and All Free & Clear Detergent everything comes out clean and no one has had any allergic reactions.
I sure can relate to Sara's situation. I never had to deal so much with laundry stains until I took a part time job at a day care center.
Now I deal with a variety of stains, but mostly different types of baby formula (spit ups) and fruit juice.
One of our customers noticed a nasty formula stain on my slacks and said that Wash Away is her product of choice as it worked fine on her son's clothes.
I immediately started using it and have never switched to any other product since it works really well.
It can be left on the garment for several days before washing, which I really like.
In addition to using a good pre-treater I find that a quality enzyme based detergent needs to be used as well.
I use either Wisk or ERA, whichever I find the best deal on.
Before I throw the clothes into the washer I pour some of the detergent on top of the stains as well.
So far I have only had one instance where I needed to re wash to get out a stain, i.e. for a red beet stain.
Thanks so much for your review Tonya.
Since I've put up a couple of reviews about this remover I've been inundated with positive reviews of it! I'd love to hear even more, so keep 'em coming! You can share your own review here, or read reviews of lots of other brands as well.
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