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Food, Grease, and Oil: Cotton

The Solution

Food for thought: food grease and cooking oil add flavor, but the spots and smudges that end up on our clothes, aprons, and towels are not so appetizing. It's all right; we're here to save your bacon. We've cooked up a recipe that can remove grease-based and oil-based kitchen chaos, such as dressing, margarine, peanut butter, mayonnaise, canola oil, PAM, and everything in between.


Apply product: Our Wash & Stain Bar is ideal for removing grease-based stains.

Work the stain: Create a lather using the soap and gently work it into the material. Make sure to use hot water. If any residue or oil is left behind, apply Stain Solution

Pour water on the stain: For added cleaning power, pour boiling water from a kettle onto the affected area. (Pour from a safe height so the water won?t splash on you.) The force of the pouring water helps to do the work. You can also use hot water from a faucet set to its highest water pressure output.

Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak the item in a basin filled with hot water and 1 capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative.

Reapply or repeat as needed:If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.

Remove odors: Stains and odor often go hand in hand. Soak the item in a basin of hot water mixed with 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar

Launder the item: Wash according to our instructions.

Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely intended for use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.

We don?t recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever.

Remove all stains before putting items in the dryer.

Do not iron stained items.