Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Didi Seven the 1980s Stain Remover

didi Seven
Who could forget the miraculous didi Seven universal stain remover commercials from back in the day.  This $14.95 tube of stain remover promised to work wonders on ink, pizza, blood, rust, wine and iodine (who spills iodine on their clothes anyway?) stains on clothes. I remember being impressed watching a man with blue ink-stained hands add a drop of didi Seven and wipe them clean. Amazing!

Five Fun Facts About didi Seven
  1. The product was released in 1963.
  2. Didi Seven was invented by German inventor, Walter Willmann.
  3. Willmann named didi Seven after a childhood friend, Edith "Didi" and his lucky number 7.
  4. Didi Seven is no joke! Oprah voted it one of her favorite products in 2003.
  5. The secret chemical formula is heavily guarded and thousands of tubes have been sold since the late 1980s. 
Today didi Seven is still available and can be purchased on Amazon.com for only $11.97 -- odd how 24 years later and the price has actually gone down a few bucks. 


Ms. A said...

I wasn't that impressed with it, but I did try it.

TS Hendrik said...

I've never heard of it but I could certainly use it. I'm how shoudl I put this... Messy. haha

b-chica said...

Gonna have to order some from Amazon and see how well it really works. I have a bunch of clothes with rust stains from vacationing where there is too much iron in the water.

LL Cool Joe said...

I used it all the time and I seem to reember it worked pretty well on most stains. I didn't realise you could still buy it.

Copyboy said...

Loved the commercials as a kid because of that stained water for some odd reason.

Amber Von Felts said...

I remember that curtain bit. I thought it was amazing as a kid! Now you need to find a commercial for The Clapper!

alicia said...

i totally remember the "window sheers". and seriously, who even OWNS iodine???

Sabrina Steyling said...

I remember that commercial! I still recall wondering who would spill iodine on their clothes! I had no idea Didi Seven was still being sold. Cool :)

DWei said...

Never heard of it before, it is as good as the commercial says it is?

Michelle Pixie said...

I never tried it but am impressed that the price actually reduced all these years later.


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