Carpet stain removers
Full carpet stain remover results
By Patrick Gallagher
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We round up the full results of our carpet stain removers test to help you pick the best products to get your carpet spotless.
We've tested 17 carpet stain removers from brands including Dyson, Lakeland and Vanish, alongside supermarket own brand products, so we can reveal the very best – and the worst.
The top-scoring carpet stain removers clean up unsightly stains left by food, coffee, chocolate and more, leaving your carpet looking fresh. Our tests revealed two great stain-busters that we've named Best Buys.
We know sometimes you can't clean a stain right then and there; a spilled glass of wine only gets spotted in the morning or a muddy footprint is left as you're running out the door. It's for this reason that we carry out a fresh stain and dried stain tests on all our carpet stain removers. So you'll know which products are great at tackling fresh stains and which are best at removing dried marks.
We’ve also found that paying more won’t necessarily get you a more effective carpet stain remover.
Carpet stain remover test results
Besides revealing our Best Buys and Don’t Buys, our results show how good each carpet stain remover is at removing certain common spills, including mud, food and sticky stains such as Ribena. You’ll also be able to see which products are great value, so you can shift stains and save money.
Which? members can log in now to unlock the table below and see the full results of our carpet stain remover lab tests. Not yet a member? Take a £1 Which? trial to get instant access to our carpet stain remover results, plus all of our online reviews.
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Using the table:
Best Buys: Highlighted in red.
Price: Most common price available as of March 2017. Cost per 100ml based on the size and price of each product.
Performance (fresh/dried stains): Overall cleaning performance is based on cleaning red wine, mud, tea, chocolate spread, sticky stains, black coffee and food stains - both when fresh and when left to dry for 24 hours. The three most common stains are wine, mud and tea and so they are given higher weightings in the overall score.
Score: Ignores price and is based on Performance....90% Ease of use....10%. Products listed in alphabetical order in logged out version of table.
¹ After 24 hours. Products that caused no visible bleaching after this time are given five stars.