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CHOICE reveals the best and worst stain remover sprays

Aldi spray beats many big brands in both price and performance.

Last updated: 16 November 2023

Consumer group CHOICE has tested 20 stain remover sprays to reveal which ones will remove stubborn stains and the ones that are no better than just using laundry detergent. 

CHOICE tests stain removers against 10 of the most common and difficult-to-remove stains, including sweat, grass, oil, blood and make up.

"An Aldi spray was one of the top performers in our testing this year, with the Aldi Di-San Pro Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes scoring an impressive 75%. It came second only to Sard Super Power Stain Remover Toughest Stains by just one percentage point," says CHOICE Editorial Director Mark Serrels. 

"The Aldi spray also outperformed Sard in some tests on stains such as tomato, collar grime and baby food. Plus, it only costs 29 cents per 100mL, making it more than six times cheaper than its competitor," says Serrels. 

"If you're looking for a stain remover that is gentle on your wallet but effective on your stains, we highly recommend giving Aldi's stain remover a go," says Serrels.

Here are the best performing stain remover sprays in our testing:

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Sard Super Power Stain Remover Toughest Stains

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 76%
  • Price per 100mL: $1.90
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Aldi Di-San Pro Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes 

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 75%
  • Price per 100mL: $0.29
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Sard Oils and Grime Stain Remover Expert Action

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 71% 
  • Price per 100mL: $1.90

We recommend you avoid the following stain remover sprays, which all scored 59%, the same as not using a stain remover:

  • Sard Wonder Power Fizz Stain Remover: CHOICE Expert Rating: 59%
  • Planet Ark Orange Power Pre-Wash Stain Remover: 59%
  • Earth Choice Ultra Power Stain Remover: 59%"

"These stain removers did not perform any better than plain laundry detergent in our testing. The most expensive of the three, Sard Wonder Power Fizz spray, was less effective than detergent when it came to removing just about every stain. This goes to show that price doesn't always equal performance," says Serrels.

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