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Woolite Informative - Not That Great - Woolite Rug Stick

Review by Principissa on 2008-11-21
MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY -- So with the holidays rapidly approaching and guests coming to the house it's time to clean.

I've seen commercials for Woolite Rug Stick for a while and decided I would try it out when I saw it at the grocery store yesterday.

So we'll start out from the beginning.

Price: I paid 13.64 for my rug stick.

Assembly: The product is pretty self explanatory. Insert metal rods into the holes and you're set. However, if you have any issues with your hands, wrists, or fingers, assembly will be a challenge for you as it is very hard to force the rod into the holes. I actually had to spray mine with cooking spray to get them to go in.

Use: I will say the rug stick is easy to use. However, the small can of product that comes with the rug stick was barely enough to clean a 6 foot area. Buy extra cans.

Now in order for you to make the product come out, you have to switch the locking mechanism to spray. And press the rug stick on the carpet and bring it back towards you. The product does come out very easily and evenly.

To scrub the carpet, place the attached brush on the carpet and vigorously brush the cleaner into the carpet.

The brush itself is fairly sturdy, however, when using a lot of force on high traffic areas the metal poles would shift, had I scrubbed an harder I would have bent the rug stick and rendered it unusable.

Cleaning: The box states that this product is safe for use on all types of carpeting. And it is. I tested a small spot on our white carpet and left it for 24 hours and saw no discoloration or marks from the product.

I tested the product on both my textured carpet in my formal dining and living room and it did not do well at all. I went over one spot 6 times and saw little to no improvement.

However, on my plush carpet in the master bedroom it worked beautifully.

I definitely DO NOT recommend this for anyone with textured carpeting.

All in all it is a fairly O. K. product. Would I buy it knowing what I do now, probably not. I will give them thumbs up for the cleaner though. When used with a damp sponge it took red icepop out of white carpet that was hidden under the area rug for heck knows how long.

On a scale of 1-10, I give this product about a 3. I will definitely not recommend this product to the membership or anyone who asks how I liked it.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-11-21
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-21:
I have never heard of this product, but based on this review, I'll steer clear.

My stains tend to be of the dog-related type, and we use an 'oxy' type cleaner.
Posted by Principissa on 2008-11-21:
Ours are kid related, and we like the woolite oxy deep for steam cleaners. That works awesome!!!

I can't wait to rip up this horrid white carpet and put in our laminate flooring.
Posted by Sparticus on 2008-11-21:
We are "Spot Shot" users in our household. At $5/can it works wonders (so far) any spot we've encountered in carpet and fabrics.

In our last home it even pulled up some stains in the basement that were over 5 years old... Never thought I could get them out and then one day I gave Spot Shot a try... it took a number of sprays and absorb cycles... but the spots came out.
Posted by Principissa on 2008-11-21:
Is that from resolve? I think my mother used that on her couch and she said that it worked great.
Posted by Sparticus on 2008-11-21:
Spot Shot is made by the WD-40 company... kind of scary I guess... ;-)
Posted by Principissa on 2008-11-21:
LOL! Wonder if it also works on squeaky doors? :)

The one my mom used was from Resolve. I'll have to ask her what the name was.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-11-21:
put carpet down when we moved in over hardwood floors (bc..before children)..had children..and dogs and various other critters and kids....tore up carpet..finished floors,
no problem with carpet cleaning, just an occasional wash for the throw rugs (or so mrsjkt says)

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