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Household Supplies Review: Wine Off and Coffee Off Remover Sprays

Tried and Tested: Wine Off and Coffee Off

Wine Off Coffee OffAs a messy eater who spills on herself once a day, I've been looking forward to testing out samples of Wine Off and Coffee Off stain removers that were sent to the Sugar HQ. Here's why: for years, I've dealt with what I call the red wine stain dilemma. The leading wine remover, Wine Away, has always seemed a bit too steep a price to pay for a spray when there are dozens of household items said to do the trick. But on the other hand, these homemade remedies never seemed to undo all the damage. Would Wine Off (and its brother bottle, Coffee Off) be able to solve my dilemma? Find out when you read more.

Due to a fear of red wine stain permanence, I waited until an actual (not fabricated) spill occurred. Unfortunately, it went down in the riskiest of all spots: a light patch of carpet on the living room floor. I made a faster-than-the-speed-of-lightning sprint to grab the Wine Off. There's no photo proof of this (I was too busy hyperventilating to document the scene), but within minutes, it had completely disappeared.

There was no discoloration to my carpet — it was as though nothing had ever happened!

My experience with Coffee Off was similar. Hours after spilling morning joe on a linen canvas tote, I treated the bag with several shots of the remover. In minutes, my brown blob was completely gone; all that was left was a patch that looked like it'd gotten hit by some rain.

In short, I've become a complete believer in Wine Off and Coffee Off stain removers.

Not only are they effective but, at $12.85 for both (including shipping), both also boast a much lower unit price than other red wine and coffee stain removers. My only request: that they start offering Shout-style on-the-go wipes, stat! What are your stain removal methods?

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Haakee16 Haakee16 5 years
Do it with one product: Stain Rx (a.k.a. Erado-Sol), is the best stain remover out there. I have been using it on red wine stains since 1969. Just touch it to red wine, iodine, berries (INCLUDING POMEGRANATE), fruit punch, cranberry juice, and the stains disappear in a second. Stains such as mascara, lipstick, blood, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract and others come out with a little massaging and rinsing. Soak your diamond, gold and platinum jewelry in it for 20 minutes to overnight, you won’t believe it! By the way, the University of California – Davis did a study on red wine stain removal and the #1, ready to use winner was Stain Rx (a.k.a. Erado-Sol). It killed Wine Away which is available everywhere. Go to the Stain Rx site to see what else it does. As far as carpeting and upholstery: I use Stain Rx on carpeting and upholstery all the time and have the method down. First, I vacuum the entire carpet or piece of upholstery being treated. Then I clean the entire carpet or upholstery with my Hoover Steam-Vac, a carpet shampooer is at least as good, plus, I ONLY use warm water - no detergent at all. The Hoover sprays in water and vacuums it out. For the carpet I use the Steam-Vac and on upholstery I use the Steam-Vac attachments to do this. While the carpet or upholstery is still wet from this step, do the following; Depending on the size of the stain, put a “dot” of Stain Rx on your fingertip and rub out one stain at a time. After treating a stain, remove all the soapy residue from that area using the instructions below and go on to the next stain. HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART: You have to remove all the soapy residue using the attachments from the Steam-Vac, carpet shampooer or a wet/dry shop vacuum. RINSE OUT ALL OF THE SOAPY RESIDUE USING WATER AND THE VACUUM. If you leave Stain Rx in the area, dust will stick forming a gray spot in a few weeks. If this happens, just add water and remove all of the soapy residue.
cookingwithamy cookingwithamy 5 years
Personally I am waiting for Spaghetti Sauce Off. I rarely spill coffee or wine, but spaghetti sauce? Heaven help me!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Typo: That should have read course KOSHER salt. I got a little excited about the tip!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Ha! I'm a grand champion spiller as well! Several years back, I managed to dump most of the contents of a glass of red Chrystal Light on my living room carpet. Remembering a tip that I had read about, I ran to the kitchen and grabbed my box of course sea salt. Not blotting first, I dumped a whole load of the stuff over the wet area. After letting it dry completely, I vacuumed. Followed by a treatment of Natures Miracle (you'll find it at most pet stores) everything was as good as new!
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