Apart from raising incredible children you’d do anything for, how much does parenthood actually look like you imagined it would? Cosy bedtime stories all snuggled up in PJs and slippers or re-reading the same book for the 500th time followed by an argument over brushing teeth? Fun, healthy meals as a family around the table or a cacophony of fussing over hidden veg and why pudding can’t be served as a first course? Drawers full of crisp Mini Boden clothes or another machine load full of tomato ketchup and blackcurrant stains?
With a weaning 20 week old and an enthusiastic 3 year old, washing is a daily activity and stubborn clothes stains are the hallmark of each load. I already used Vanish stain remover after my mum recommended it (surely we were all very clean, unmessy children?..) but when I was offered Gold to trial I was keen to give it a go. Anything to shift the stains and make the loads go quicker.
Promising their best ever stain removal, I tried the Gold Gel, Capsules, Pre-Treat Spray and Power Gel (not all at once). The quickest to use are the capsules, which you just pop in each wash, and they seemed to cope pretty well with everyday stains. But I found the Pre-Treat Power Gel the most failsafe, working in just 30 seconds once you’ve sprayed onto an area and getting all new stains out first time. I did find that older stains were more difficult to shift using any of the products.
So, I’ve now found something else to go on my growing online shopping list. Even with the new name, Vanish Gold may not be the sexiest product out there but it’s certainly coming in pretty handy at the moment.
Thank you Vanish. I tried Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel, Vanish Power Shot Gel Capsules, Vanish Oxi Action Pre-treat Spray and Vanish Gold Pre-Treat Power Gel.
More info and a good stain solver on the Vanish site.