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FC: Project: What is the Best Stain Fighter?

1: Project: What is the Best Stain Fighter? By Carson Buchanan

2: Question: What is the best stain fighter out of Oxi Clean, Shout, Tide, Resolve (Spray & Wash) and Zout against common stains such as dirt, grease, tomato sauce, mustard and blood?

4: About.Com Top 10 Stain Removers 1. Oxi Clean 2. Tide 3. Tide to go 4. Spray & Wash 5. Oxi Clean Wipes 6. Zout Stain Remover 7. Spray and Wash Stain Stick 8. Shout Gel 9. Bio-Clean 10. Clorox Bleach Pins | Consumer Reports Top 5 Stain Fighters 1. Oxy Clean 2. Zout 3. Tide 4. Resolve (Spray & Wash) 5. Mr. Clean Eraser Majic

6: From the Internet research and consumer survey conducted the following stain fighters were chosen to test for this project: Shout, Oxi Clean, Tide, Resolve and Zout. Oxi Clean was rated number one by all three sources. | Hypothesis: If I use Oxy Clean, then it will get all of the stains (dirt, grease, tomato sauce, mustard and blood) out.

8: Materials List: 1-Permanent Marker 1-Oxi Clean Gel Stain Stick 1- Shout Stain & Brush 1- Resolve Stain Stick(Spray & Wash) 1-Zout Spray & Wash 1-Tide Stain Release 5-white t-shirts Digital Camera Washer & Dryer 2-1/4 cup of Clorox Bleach 3-1/4 cup of Laundry Detergent (Purex)

10: My Procedure: Step1- Mark each t-shirt with letters A, B, C, D & E and section off the t-shirts into columns. Letter each stain stick A-E Step 2-Take 5 white shirts and stain one each with dirt, grease, tomato sauce, mustard and blood. Step 3-Apply the stain fighters to each stain in the correct column as directed on the label of each stain fighter.

11: Step 4-Wash each treated stained shirt using the same cycle, Hot/Cold with Purex Detergent and dry each shirt in the dryer. Step 5-Grade each stain using a 5 point scale where 1 is the best and 5 is the worst stain fighter. Step 6-Grade each stain using a five point scale where 1 is the easiest stain to remove and 5 is the hardest. Step 7- Record and average test results Step 8- Bleach shirts and repeat steps 2-8.

12: Bring on the Stains!

17: My Results: When tested, the overall results of the best stain fighter as determined by taking the lowest average score was: 1. Shout 2. Zout 3. Oxi Clean 4. Tide 5. Resolve (Spray & Wash) | Hardest Stain to Remove: 1, Mustard 2. Tomato Sauce 3. Blood 4. Grease 5. Dirt

18: My Conclusion: The best stain fighter out of Oxi Clean, Shout, Tide, Resolve (Spray & Wash) and Zout against common stains such as dirt, grease, tomato sauce, mustard and blood was Shout.

21: Bibliography: | Internet http://housekeeping.about.com/od/productreviews/tp/stainremovers.htmm?p=1 About.com January 21, 2011 | Internet http://www.consumersearch.com/stain-removers/compare Consumer Search Updated September 2010 | Additional Reference Facebook Survey conducted on facebook on January 18, 2011 with 20 responses. Question Surveyed: What is the number one stain fighter?

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