The Bottom Line
Wisk Deep Clean Laundry Detergent performs well in removing heavy soil and stains in regular washers (not appropriate for high-efficiency washers).
- Peforms well in removing heavy soil and stains.
- Light, clean fragrance.
- Bottle contains 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic.
- Measuring cap has impossible to read fill lines.
- Regular Wisk Deep Clean cannot be used in HE washer.
- Deep cleaning formula that performs well in removing heavy soil and stains.
- Can be used as a pretreater for set-in stains.
- For use in standard top loading washers only.
Guide Review - Wisk Deep Clean Laundry Detergent
Wisk was introduced in 1956 as America's first liquid detergent and became a household name brand with its "Ring Around the Collar" commercials. The brand was sold to Sun Products who introduced Wisk HE to the line and now offers Wisk Deep Clean with Stain Spectrum technology.
Wisk Deep Clean is a 2X concentrated detergent. It is not suitable for high-efficiency washers. NOTE: In early 2012, Wisk Deep Clean was reformulated as an he (high efficiency) detergent that can be used in both standard washers and high-efficiency front load and top load washers.
Promoted for its stain-removing abilities, it preformed well in my tests on both lightly soiled clothing and heavy soil like red mud and oily stains. For oily stains, I used it as a pretreater by rubbing it directly into the stains. All came out clean in the wash. The fragrance is light and leaves laundry smelling fresh.
The bottle contains 25 percent or more post-consumer recycled products and lists ingredients. But for a complete ingredient listing, I had to visit the website.
My biggest complaint is the measuring cap. The fill lines are nearly impossible to see. Get in some bright light and find them and mark them well with a permanent marker. You can easily use more detergent than necessary if you're not careful.
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