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Tide To Go Stain Eraser - About.com Laundry Product Review

Erase Away Stains

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Tide To Go Stain Eraser - About.com Laundry Product Review

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Wouldn't it be nice if we could just take an eraser to our mistakes in life and wipe them away? Well, Tide can't take care of all of our mistakes but now Tide To Go has a stain eraser that can help get rid of your morning coffee spill!

Tide To Go Stain Eraser

First there was the Tide to Go Pen, now there's Tide to Go Stain Eraser. Each disposable eraser contains a cleaning solution and a microfiber pad to help lift and absorb stains.

The erasers are individually packaged on tear-apart cardboard. Each cardboard square is about 2.5 inches and about .25 inches thick - thin enough to slip in a pocket or small purse. The eraser is activated by squeezing two sides and popping a small pillow of stain remover. The pad is used to apply the cleaning solution and blot up stains. Each eraser has full instructions on the package to help the user.

The erasers can be purchased in 1 count, 4 count or 16 count packages. Each eraser is around 30 cents per use. Ingredients listed on the package are: biodegradable surfactants. A full list of ingredients can be found on the Tide To Go Stain Eraser website:

Product Ingredients

  • Deionized water
  • Dipropylene Glycol Butyl Ether
  • Sodium Alkyl Sulfate
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Ethanol
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Alkyl Dimethyl Amine Oxide
  • Citric Acid
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Trimethoxy Benzoic Acid
  • Fragrance
  • Microfiber Pad
  • Tide and the Procter and Gamble Story

    Tide, manufactured by Procter and Gamble, has been a part of American culture for more than seven decades. During those years, the formula, packaging and advertising have changed to meet the demands of the marketplace.

    To meet consumers' diverse laundry needs, Tide offers a variety of products including Tide Total Care, Tide Sport with Febreze Freshness, Tide Coldwater, Tide with a Touch of Downy, Tide with Bleach Alternative, Tide Stain Release (now called Tide Boost), Tide high efficiency and 2X Ultra Tide liquid, as well as, Tide To Go.

    P&G serves 4.4 billion customers in 180 countries around the world with a huge portfolio of brands including Pampers, Ariel, Pantene, Bounce, Bounty, Dawn, Charmin, Downy, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Braun, Fusion and Febreze.

    Laundry Guide Recommendation

    I love the slim little packs of Tide To Go Stain Erasers that slip easily into a pocket. I actually prefer them to the Tide To Go Pen because of their size. I also like that there is little chance of leaking unless punctured prematurely.

    The micropad is a very simple way to apply the stain remover and easy to use. My only tip is to hold the eraser pad side down as you pinch the ends to release the stain remover. On my first try, I was holding the pad vertically and some of the cleaning fluid dripped on my desk.

    According to the Tide website, the eraser is meant to remove a stain about the size of a quarter and you should use more than one if the stain is larger. They are right! I made a ketchup stain test on a piece of cotton that was about 3 inches wide and it took more than one eraser to treat the stains.

    As with most stains, I had the best results with fresh stains that had just happened. Dried stains were harder to remove and some just didn't come completely clean. As with any stain remover, be sure to wash or dry clean the stained garment or linen as soon as possible.

    Specific questions? Just ask here.

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