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Consumer Reports Tests Reveal Which Stain Treatments Really Work


Two products from the same manufacturer score at the top and bottom of the Ratings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Stained clothing can be a bummer, but are there products out there that can remove even the nastiest grime? Consumer Reports tested out stain treatments applied before laundering and found a couple that worked well on a variety of stains.

Each stain treatment was evaluated for its effectiveness on coffee, blood, wine, sebum, motor oil, and grass. CR Best Buy Resolve Laundry ($0.10 per oz.) was the top scoring treatment and worked well on all the stains. Shout Advanced Action ($0.21 per oz.) was almost as good and can be applied up to a week before laundering. It worked well on all stains but wine. The full test results are available in the July issue of Consumer Reports and online at «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports finds low-phosphate dishwasher detergents that work


Tests find 4 Recommended products consumers can use under new laws

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — There are several low-phosphate dishwasher detergents that performed very well in Consumer Reports’ latest tests, which is good news for the traditionally low-scoring eco-friendly products.

Consumer Reports tested 24 low- or no-phosphate dish detergents and found four Recommended products. Although none equaled the excellent (but now discontinued) product that topped CR’s Ratings in August 2009, seven were Very Good.

Consumer Reports testers smeared dishware with a mix of 17 foods (pots got a mac-and-cheese blend) and then baked on the foods and cleaned the items in identical dishwashers to assess how each detergent performed.

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