Carbona Stain Devils Stain Removers Product Review

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Carbona Stain Devils offers nine stain removers each formulated to remove specific stains. I found mixed results and the cost per ounce is significantly higher than other stain removers.

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What's Great About Carbona Stain Devils Stain Removers

  • Available at many retailers including grocery, warehouse and fabric stores
  • Available online from Amazon.com.

    What's Not So Great About Carbona Stain Devils Stain Removers

    • Glue, Gum & Nail Polish Stain Devils did not remove stain.
    • Cost is significantly higher than other stain removers.

    Product Description of Carbona Stain Devils Stain Remover

    • Series of nine stain removers designated to remove specific stains.
    • Can be purchased as a set or individually.
    • Mixed performance in removing stains.

    Carbona Stain Devils Stain Removers 

    Carbona began making laundry solutions in the late 1890s which were non-flammable and a vast improvement to the home stain cleaning methods of the time when many women used kerosene to remove stains. Today the company is owned by Delta Pronatura, based in Egelsbach, Germany. The company produces both laundry and household cleaning products ranging from silver polish to oven cleaner to washing machine cleaners.

    After reviewing the Carbona Color Grabber Cloths, I was anxious to try their line of stain removers - Carbona Stain Devils.

    Stain Devils are a group of nine stain removers; each specially formulated to remove specific stains. The group includes:

    1. Glue, Gum & Nail Polish
    2. Ketchup, Mustard & Chocolate
    3. Ink & Crayon
    4. Blood & Dairy
    5. Fat & Cooking Oil
    6. Makeup, Dirt & Grass
    7. Motor Oil & Lubricant
    8. Wine, Tea, Coffee & Juice
    9. Rust & Perspiration

      Each formula is sold in 1.7 fluid ounce bottles. They are available individually or as a set and can be purchased online or in major mass retailers, grocery stores and fabric shops.

      Carbona Stain Devils Stain Removers Product Review and Laundry Recommendations

      Because each Stain Devils is individually formulated to remove specific stains, stain removal instructions are different from formula to formula. Take time to read and follow the directions printed on the label of the bottle you are using. Each of these products can only be used as a spot-treatment for stains. They are not a prewash to be added to the washer or for soaking clothes to remove stains.

      I tested Stain Devil #1 for Glue, Gum and Nail Polish and Stain Devil #5 for Fat and Cooking Oil. Following the bottle instructions carefully, I had mixed results. The test I ran on a freshly smeared fingernail polish stain was unsuccessful. Even after two applications, I still had a nail polish stain - lighter, but still there.

      A second product test using Stain Devil #5, which is recommended for fat and cooking oil stains, on an oily stain did remove the cooking oil stain completely..

      I am unable to offer a complete list of ingredients for each formula.

      The company does offer Material Data Safety Sheets on its website. Stain Devil #1 contains regulated ingredients: ethanol and Tetraoxatetracosan-1-ol. Stain Devil #5 contains regulated ingredients: Propane-1,2-diol, Exthoxylated alcohols and Tridecyl alcohol.

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