$1.25 Aldi buy transforms grimy windows: 'Magic in a bottle'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

A $1.25 product from Aldi’s cleaning range has worked wonders to transform a woman’s grimy window frame into near brand-new condition.

The German retailer’s Di-San Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover — which comes in a distinctive pink bottle — made short work of the aluminium frame which was covered in brown dirt and dust.

freshly cleaned window frame
A $1.25 Aldi buy has transformed a woman's grimy windows. Photo: Facebook.

Kylee from QLD was so impressed that she had to share some before and after photos to a Facebook group and the results left her fellow users gobsmacked.

“That’s a whole new window surely!!?” one remarked.

“What a great result, thank you for sharing!” said another.

One keen Facebook fan asked Kylee how she achieved such a sparkling finish.

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Grimy and dirty window frame
Before being cleaned with Di-San Ultra Degreaser the windows were grimy. Photo: Facebook.

“I sprayed the Di-San on a microfibre cloth then simply wiped the window area, three to four wipes back and forward and it was gone,” she explained.

Kylee’s post kicked off a discussion about the Ultra Degreaser — which came third in a recent Choice stain removal test — and its various uses.

“I use it on everything, it’s the best,” one wrote before listing all the stains and messes she’s tackled.

“I use it on walls that my kids have marked, paint from kids’ arts and crafts and on doors and scuff marks. I’ve used it on my couches for stains — basically any kind of stain on anything I’ve used it and 99% of the time it comes off.

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Aldi fans on Facebook were singing the praises of the award-winning product. Photo: Facebook.

“I spray then leave it for a while and come back and wipe or scrub it off depending on what it is. Plus it smells great.”

At this point Kylee herself jumped back in to add her tips, revealing that she uses the degreaser on everything from ovens to floors, the bbq, shower glass, bath, basins and tabletops.

“It’s magic in a bottle,” she added.

“Love that stuff, my daughter uses it on her shoes and they come up new. Can’t live without it,” piped up another fan.

Aldi wins Choice award

Choice recently awarded Aldi’s Di-San Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover third place in their stain removal test, giving it an expert rating of 69 per cent.

It scored well for blitzing tomato and mud stains off the test t-shirts.

Coles’ Ultra Prewash Stain Remover ($1.30) came in second place with an expert rating of 70 per cent and a special mention regarding its tomato and makeup stain removal properties.

This $1.25 Aldi product has won big in Choice's rigorous stain remover test. Photo: supplied.
This $1.25 Aldi product has won big in Choice's rigorous stain remover test. Photo: supplied.

Not to be confused with the Ultra Degreaser however is the Di-San Oxy Action with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover which came out in top spot with a score of 75 per cent from the experts.

Di-San Pre Wash Stain Removers: what’s the difference?

Due to their similar names and packaging, there’s been a bit of confusion between Aldi’s pair of pre wash stain removers — some shoppers aren’t even aware of the difference.

To tell them apart you need to look closely at the gold panel on the label: one reads ‘Oxy Action’ while the other is ‘Ultra Degreaser’.

Di-San Oxy Action with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover comes in a purple spray bottle and is generally suited to laundry and shower cleaning.

One shopper demonstrated the difference between the two stain removers when cleaning her oven: she used the purple version on the right and the pink on the left. Photo: Facebook.
One shopper demonstrated the difference between the two stain removers when cleaning her oven: she used the purple Oxy Action on the right and the pink Ultra Degreaser on the left. Photo: Facebook.

The Di-San Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover comes in the pink bottle and shoppers have found that it works best for heavy-duty cleaning such as ovens.

This key difference was revealed when one confused mum shared a photo of her oven door to a Facebook hacks group, wondering why her purple Di-San spray — the Oxy Action version — wasn’t doing the job.

“The purple did nothing yesterday, but I found the pink today and within minutes...” she wrote.

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