There’s no doubt that the potion wizards at Chipex have cooked up some of the most chemically advanced detailing products over the past year or so, and that’s the same with this new Stain & Odour Buster.

Once again, they’ve come up with about. the most cutting-edge product in its class – in this case the world of upholstery and carpet cleaners.

These guys are properly into the nerdy stuff, to the point that they tell us there’s all sorts of specially developed gear in this: 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one and 5-chloro- 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one are two that they seem particularly proud of. Which is clearly wonderful.

But the point is, it all adds up to a whole load of special microbes that actively digest stains, converting them to harmless carbon dioxide and water. Like a catalytic converter for your carpets. Or something.

Still, you don’t have to understand it quite as well as us, ahem, FC scientists. Just rest assured it’ll eat through chocolate, vomit, MacDonald’s BBQ sauce and dog droppings like a fother mucker. Although, they could have just said that in the first place.

Priced from £13

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