Wisk Lab – Tailgate Party Experiment

Another fun lab experiment with the help of my adorable little assistants!

In my last post, I shared with you how great Wisk is at removing protein stains from clothing. This time, we’re tackling carbohydrate stains, like those you get from chocolate milk, syrup, and tasty tailgating condiments such as barbeque sauce, honey mustard and, of course, ketchup!

Tailgating is definitely a fun fall activity. I have to admit I’m not a huge football fan, however. For me, it’s all about being outdoors, hanging out with family and friends, enjoying a juicy burger and great conversation.

After a cookout, I did the unthinkable – I let the girls play with their food! I handed Maya a basting brush and let her go crazy with ketchup. Okay, not quite. I told her she could draw a big swoosh on her little sister’s beautiful white tee. She didn’t hesitate for a second, and Maura was just a little bit shocked to say the least!

Wisk experiment: Step 1

I took Maura’s tee off – getting ketchup in her hair – and while the girls ran upstairs to clean themselves up, I dabbed at the excess ketchup on the t-shirt with a napkin, and pre-treated the stain with Wisk Laundry Detergent, covering the entire stain.

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Maya rubbed the fabric together for about 30 seconds to spread the Wisk around, and then we let it sit for a few minutes to allow the Stain Spectrum Technology goodness to penetrate the fibers of the tee.

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Under the careful watch of her little sister, Maya hand-rinsed the tee under lukewarm water until all the suds were gone. Maura was happy to see the ketchup was, too! Another stain successfully defeated!

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Wisk experiment: Step 8


Wisk is bringing science to stain fighting with an upgraded formula featuring Stain Spectrum Technology. If you’d like to try it for yourself, Wisk is available now at major retailers nationwide, such as Walmart, Target and Kroger, for a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a 50 fl oz. bottle that cleans about 32 loads. Look for the red-hot bottle!

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This post is sponsored by Wisk.
I received monetary compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.

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  1. chris says

    I love the onomatopoeic name which suggests the action of washing giving the idea that this is a really proactive detergent. Their marketing guys had an inspired moment when they came up with that one – and yep I did have to look up how to spell onomatopoeic 😉