Best-Rated Laundry Stain Removers

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Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI Di-San

Aussies have rated ALDI Di-San as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest laundry stain remover ratings. It scored five stars for effectiveness, value for money, ease of use, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate laundry stain removers

Our review compares laundry stain removers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which laundry stain remover they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 1,591 Australians for their feedback on the laundry stain remover(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their laundry stain remover brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a laundry stain remover brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Effectiveness: the laundry stain remover was effective in removing stains from fabrics.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the laundry stain remover.
  • Ease of use: the laundry stain remover was easy to use, with sufficient instructions provided.
  • Packaging convenience: the laundry stain remover was easy to open and store.
  • Scent: the laundry stain remover has a pleasant odour that matches the description (i.e. ocean breeze, etc.).

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. ALDI Di-San
  2. Sard Wonder
  3. Vanish
  4. Coles Ultra
  5. Earth Choice

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Laundry Stain Remover Brand – ALDI Di-San

ALDI Di San laundry stain removers

ALDI’s range of cleaning products ranges from multi-purpose through to toilet cleaners, along with stain removers to help you keep your washing coming back fresh and clean. ALDI Di-San stain remover is available as a 750ml pre-wash spray bottle, with a degreaser also available for those oily stains. Claiming to be safe on colours and whites, the traditional stain remover comes in a Eucalyptus scent, while the degreaser has a lemon scent.

  • ALDI Di-San was rated five stars for effectiveness, ease of use, value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for scent.

Why should you use a laundry stain remover?

Stained clothes are inevitable, and removing them can be a real challenge. Stains can become chemically bound to certain materials, making them hard and sometimes impossible to remove without damaging the fabric itself. That’s where laundry stain removers come in. They typically contain a special formula with oxidizing agents that basically target and ‘unbind’ stains. What’s difficult though, is finding a good-quality product that will do the job and also keep your favourite t-shirts shmick.

You should also be careful when using stain removers, as fabrics such as silk, velvet and leather shouldn’t be treated with a stain remover, as you’ll more likely end up doing more damage. If you’re not sure about what you can use a stain remover on, read the instructions on the stain remover, as well as the fabric instructions to ensure your wardrobe is left intact at the end of the washing cycle.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Winners

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s laundry stain remover ratings:

  • 2022: ALDI Di-San
  • 2021: ALDI Di-San
  • 2020: ALDI Di-San

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