It’s helpful for you to know how we tested and evaluated each stain remover, so you can get a feel for what’s most important to you. Our overall score took into consideration the power, application and odor of each product in order to come up with our final three selections.
Power: The power category takes into consideration how much of the product is needed to get rid of a stain in clothing. We also tested different types of stains with varying levels of severity to see which ones worked quickly and effectively. We also compared our own findings to the claims made on the product label itself to determine whether the results are similar. Power is the biggest component anyone needs to look at when evaluating stain removers, but it’s not the only one.
Application: We evaluated how easy it was to apply different stain removers and weighed the score accordingly. Some things we considered was whether the product only needed to sit on the clothing for a few minutes before washing or if it required the clothing to soak in the product for hours. This can play a major factor when making a purchasing decision, so this category weighed heavily in the overall score.
Odor: Most stain removers for clothes have a neutral smell, which is what you probably want for a product like this. You don’t want to spray it on and have a smell that’s too strong. We tried to take an unbiased approach when evaluating the odor of different stain removers and give it a better score if it had a fresh or neutral scent.