Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SNA USED TO BE the best product for greasy stains
Pre-2015 this product was unsurpassed for cleaning greasy stains like automotive grease, cooking oil splatter, paint brushes, etc. The ingredients have been changed and now the product is no better than Mr. Clean, Pine-Sol, etc. Government regulations have dictated that the product decrease or eliminate V.O.C.s and because this was a petroleum based product the ingredient that made it work has been removed. Any post-2015 reviews won't be positive.
September 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LisaP This is not my Mom & Dad's Lestoil...
I can recall growing up years ago & seeing my Dad use this on his greasy & oily tools & they would come clean like new. He would also use it to clean the garage floor & oil stains in the driveway. When you would spray the old Lestoil full strength on a car engine & rinse it with hot water, once again the results were amazing. My Mom would use it to clean the greasy exhaust fan & blade over the kitchen range & would put it on oil stains on my Levi's & the results were always the same, grease & oil would be gone. Bottom line; to clean grease or oil this is what you would use. Not anymore; this new stuff without the "oil" in it does none of it, it just sits on top of the oil or grease & does not break it down. If you are use to the old formula the results will not be the same & you will not be happy. I am not saying the new Lestoil is not any good, it's just not any better then the 10 cleaners sitting next to it on the shelf. Another American icon gone & a thing off the past.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DadsInTheGarageAgain Must have around the house
This is one of those products that I remember in our house since.... Well, since I can remember. Mom used it for greasy laundry, grassy knee stains, and ring-around-the-collar. Dad used a few drops to wash his hands after doing a tune up, or to wash the oil that spilled on the driveway during the tuneup, or the plastic lawn chair that we put all the greasy tools on while he did the tune... You get the idea. Its popular because it works. My grandmother used it, my parents used it, and now Im using it. Its the go to grease cutter. Just like WD-40 has 1000+ uses, I'm sure there are just as many for Lestoil!
October 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sweetlysing Best Product to remove any stains
I have used this product since I was very young and I love how it takes grease off the driveway, blood off clothes and sheets and any stain you can't get out even if it has been set for awhile - it also removes paint from paint brushes - there is nothing on the market that can compare to this product - the only drawback is the plastic container - if you have it awhile, the plastic corrodes and then the product leaks, so you need to put the product in a glass container after purchase - I suggested that to clorox but so far they have not changed the container
August 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by madredi5 Lestoil-the BEST!
Absolutely the only thing that will remove the grease spots from cooking or mechanics work. Believe me, I have tried them all. The last bottle I had lasted me 7 years...don't need much!
August 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vintageperson62 old product still the BEST
My mother used Lestoil exclusively to clean the bathroom, the floors and Dad's work laundry. Dad had an auto repair business in the back yard and there was a lot of grease and oil that made it's way into the house. I remember this since I was very young (I'm 62 now). My favorite discovery is that I have found that Lestoil is PERFECT for ring around the collar! I put Lestoil in a small squeeze bottle and apply it to the ring. Works better than any other product I have tried. It is also the ONLY product that gets out the ghostly oil marks on knit/spandex tops (where the salad dressing landed!). I also add a very diluted mixture in the "wash" container (which further dilutes it in the application) on my carpet shampooing machine. The 40/50 year old commercial is still true: Lestoil = Less Toil! Love it.
April 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Abby It cleans everything!
I've rarely come across a stain or mess that Lestoil can't clean. Love the smell, love how a little goes a long way. Can't go without it in my cleaning closet.
July 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irisca49 excelent multi-use,and aroma
I had been using this product since 1983,when I came to USA. I use almost everywhere.(removing stain on clothes,carpet,car,,barbeque,etc.).Also,good for wood floor.I RECOMENDED IT !!!
August 9, 2012