Wisk: Carbohydrate Lab Science Experiment

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
October 14, 2010
1 Comment

I was recently asked to become a Wisk Beta Blogger and was excited to try out the new Wisk with Stain Spectrum Technology because Wisk is not a detergent I use regularly in our household.  In September, I conducted a Wisk Protein Lab Science Experiment and found that Wisk took the protein stains out of the clothing.  This time around, I had the opportunity to conduct a Carbohydrate Lab Science Experiment with a focus on the tailgating season.  While you may think of barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers during the summer, Fall is full of barbecuing goodies at Tailgate Parties.  Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or someone who just loves to be outdoors, tailgating can be fun for everyone!  However, stains can put a damper on the fun of the tailgating parties.

As a mom of 3 boys, I can tell you that we consume a lot of ketchup in our household, whether it’s on hot dogs, hamburgers, or with chicken nuggets.  I can also tell you that I have cleaned a fair share of shirts and pants that were stained with ketchup during the meal.  So, I was really interested to see how Wisk handled the ketchup stains.

Wisk has come out with a new laundry detergent that has a more powerful formula in a red-hot bottle.  Wisk was the first liquid laundry detergent to market in 1956 and has been cleaning America’s laundry for the past 50 years.  Now, you can enjoy an all-new, upgraded formula to tackle stains without an increase in the price.  Wisk’s new formula features Stain Spectrum Technology, with Wisk’s enzymes and cleaning agents targeting the full range of stains on a molecular level for a powerful clean.

New Wisk with Stain Specturm Technology is engineered to target the major stain groups.  There are hundreds of different stains, but most stains fall into three major groups:  Carbohydrates (milk chocolate), Proteins (grass), and Oils (peanut butter).  With the new powerful stain fighting formula, you can tackle any of the different stains.

You can find Wisk at major retailers nationwide, such as Walmart, Target and Kroger.  The suggested retail price is $5.99 for 50 fl oz bottles that cleans 32 loads.

The Experiment

Carbohydrate Stains are really common, especially with 3 active little boys!  Carbohydrate stains may include yummy fudge brownies, but it also includes tailgating condiments, such as BBQ sauce, honey mustard and ketchup. 

For the experiment, Wisk sent us a shirt, ketchup, hamburger press, basting brush, and Wisk laundry detergent.  The experiment started with spreading ketchup on a white shirt with the basting brush.  I used a lot of ketchup and made a “W” on the shirt.  I then spread Wisk with Stain Spectrum Technology on the stain.  I let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinsed the stain with lukewarm water. 

After rinsing the soap out, I noticed that there was still some ketchup residue on the shirt, so I repeated the process.  More of the stain came out the second time, but it wasn’t removed completely.  I believe that after a few washes, it would continue to lighten until you couldn’t tell it was there anymore.  However, I had hoped the detergent would take the stain out completely, so was somewhat disappointed when that didn’t happen.  I do know that ketchup is a difficult stain to remove and do believe that Wisk did a better job working on the stain then some of the detergents I currently use. 


This is a compensated post as part of the Wisk Campaign with One2one Network. All opinions are 100% my own and were in no way persuaded by Wisk, One2One Network or affiliates.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Wisk: Carbohydrate Lab Science Experiment”

  1. Oooo! I like the fact that it is “$5.99 for 50 fl oz bottles that cleans 32 loads”!
    I really need something that fights Tough stains! Thanks for sharing!

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