Tide to go Instant Stain Remover Tide to Go is the #1 instant stain remover* and helps remove some of your toughest fresh food and drink stains. *Based on sales. 00037000015659
3.5596 stars – based on 436 reviews

Product detail

Tide to Go Stain Releaser Pen helps remove even tough grease stains while "on the go" with the combination of a powerful cleaning solution that breaks stains down, and a micro-fiber pad that lifts and absorbs them. Tide to Go Laundry Detergent is the #1 instant stain remover* to help remove some of your toughest fresh food and drink stains.

For example: 

Coffee Stains

Kitchen Stains

Liquid Stains

Red Wine Stains


1. Remove excess residue from stain.
2. Press the tip onto the stain several times to release some stain remover solution onto the stain.
3. Rub tip gently across the stain to remove it. When necessary, add more liquid and continue rubbing gently.
4. Important: If treated area will be exposed to direct sunlight, wipe with a damp cloth or napkin to remove excess solution left on fabric. For Best Results: Follow all four steps above. Safe on most colorfast, machine washable and dry cleanable fabrics. Some fabrics may be susceptible to color change. Test on a hidden area prior to use.


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Q: What is Tide to Go?
A: Tide to Go is a portable stain removing pen from Tide that instantly removes many fresh food and drink stains.

Q: Is Tide to Go safe for all fabrics?
A: Tide to Go is safe for all colorfast washable and dry cleanable fabrics. If you’re unsure about the fabric, we suggest testing an inside seam for colorfastness. Wash the garment according to care tag instructions.

Q: Does Tide to Go contain bleach?
A: Tide to Go does not include bleach and is safe to use on most fabrics.

Q: Does Tide to Go work on all stains?
A: No. Tide to Go is designed specifically for removing fresh food and drink stains. Stains that Tide to Go works best on include ketchup, BBQ sauce, grape juice, tomato juice, coffee, soda, chocolate syrup, tea and wine.  Tide to Go does not perform as well on non-food and drink stains including ink, grease, blood, and grass stains.

Q: Are there any stains that Tide to Go cannot remove?
A: For tough, thick stains like BBQ sauce and chocolate, we recommend that consumers wipe off excess parts of the stain before applying Tide to Go. Tide to Go does not perform as well on non-food and drink stains including ink, grease, blood, and grass stains. These are the types of stains that will need to be pretreated and laundered.

Q: Why is Tide to Go only for fresh food and drink stains?
A: Tide to Go was designed specifically for food and drink stains because our consumer research indicated that fresh food and drink stains accounted for 72% of stains that occur on the go. We are meeting a very specific consumer need with Tide to Go.

Q: Tide to Go didn't work well on my coffee stain - why not?
A: If used properly, Tide to Go performs very well on coffee stains. It is important to adhere to the instructions.
We also encourage consumers to reapply Tide to Go as necessary with certain stains. However, no product can promise to remove every stain under every condition, and so we're making sure that consumers understand exactly what Tide to Go is for and how to use it.

Q: Is Tide to Go easy to take on the go?
A: Tide to Go was designed specifically for consumers on the go. It is easy to handle and small enough to fit into briefcases, purses, desk drawers, car glove compartments, etc.

Q: How long does the Tide to Go pen last?
A: With an advantage over single-use wipes, Tide to Go has multiple uses — approximately 10-20 applications.

Ratings And Reviews

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3.56/5 ( 436 )
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69 % Recommended

Ashley B.


It really works!

I was skeptical how a small pen could help get stains out completely, but I'm amazed by how well it worked.

Lisa S.


This Tide to go stain remover pen is awesome!

This Tide to Go stain remover pen is super handy. It fits perfect in your purse or travel bag so you are covered if you happen to get something on your clothes. It is easy to use you just press down on the tip to release the fluid that helps to penetrate and remove the stain. I would highly recommend it.

Alyson G.


Great on the go stain remover

Lifesaver for on the go spills. Removes stain and easy to use. Fits perfectly in bag, so you can always have it when out and about. A must for those that spill a lot!!

Beth R.


Tide to go Instant stain remover

This product is great to carry in your purse for those stains on the go

Katrina H.


Tide to Go is perfect to toss in your purse for fast clean-up of stains!

Tide to Go is ideal to carry with you in your pocket or your purse. It works well at preventing stains. Often it will make your garment appear as if nothing has spilled on it.

Emily S.


I show how well Tide To Go Stain Erasers save my white sweater

As someone who is, unfortunately, a little bit messy when I drink coffee in my car, I am a huge fan of these little stain removers. They are handy, easy to carry in my purse and extremely effective!

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Raleigh, NC
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5 5 stars

Saved My Day!!!

Half an hour ago, I dropped a red permanent marker on my light khaki cords. It left two long streaks down the front of my pants. I panicked becuase I'm at work and don't want to walk around in front of clients with red marker stains on my pants. I immediately pulled out my Tide to Go Pen and started soaking the stains. After adding a little water and detergent, my pants look brand new. I am in shock, I just knew that there was no way it would ever come out. Thanks Tide to Go for saving my day!

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Cape May, NJ
tide to go
5 5 stars

Love the Tide To Go

I love this product. I carry one in my bag and keep one in my car at all times. Works everytime! I do have one request. Can the pen be made with a screw on cap because when in travels in a purse, the cap does come off. Keep up the good work!!!

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Hanford, California
tide to go
1 5 stars

Not so good.

Well after seeing advertisements and commercials for Tide to Go I've decided on getting myself a marker. I'll advise DON'T! It's supposed to work for anything but it doesn't work well with markers or ink. My favorite SRH Spade hat was recently written on in black marker. So i thought the Tide Stick would work on getting it out. I was wrong. I'll keep using the Tide marker to see if it works on any other stains. But it is a real letdown that this product doesn't nearly get the job done.

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Salt Lake City, UT
tide to go
5 5 stars

Coffee stain gone ... Just in time!

Recently, while I was getting ready to make a presentation to a group of dental professionals, I spilled coffee on my white shirt. While I was excusing myself to go get my jacket from the car to cover the stain, a dental assistant asked me to try the Tide to Go she had in her purse. Within seconds the stain was gone. I couldn't believe it. Now I have one in my car and one in my briefcase for such emergencies.

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Myrtle Beach, SC
tide to go
5 5 stars

I would buy stock in these!!!

I ABSOLUTELY love the Tide to Go pen!!! I kid you not, people are always asking me if I'm secretly doing commercials for Tide. I first discovered Tide to Go when I was at a Halloween party. I had a white baseball jersey on and of course I dripped meatballs with marinara sauce right down the front within moments of arriving! One of my fellow coworkers let me use hers and voila! the stain was gone!! Needless to say that was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Now I carry them with me everywhere I go and give them as gifts! The Tide to Go pen has saved me time and time again!!!

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Austin, TX
tide to go
5 5 stars

Saved the day on my wedding dress

I love this thing!! I got mud on my lace wedding dress while I was taking bridal pics and the Tide to go got it out immediately. I had to be very careful because the lace was so delicate and the solution in the stick worked with just light touch. I carry one of these in my purse at ALL times.

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