Dear Home-Ec 101,
Okay dames, got a good one for you…how on EARTH do you get those little grease splatter stains off of your favorite shirt?!? I’ve tried everything, but my fave sweater still sits shelved…waiting to be worn…poor sweater. Thanks.
Swearing at my Splattered Sweater
Oh, don’t swear, dear, it’s unbecoming. We can’t have that, now, can we?*
My husband is a restaurant manager, so we face the grease splatter dilemma all the time. Now, you say you’ve tried everything, so I will give you several different things that have worked for me.
Dawn Dishwashing liquid has worked miracles in getting grease off many surfaces. I’ve thrown some in my wash to miraculous results! It needs to be the original, blue Dawn. You don’t need sour apple or lemon fresh when getting out grease stains, stick with the plain stuff for best results.
The thing I have found to work the best, however, is Simple Green. After your washing machine has filled up with water, add a quarter cup (No more than 1/4 cup!) of Simple Green in addition to your normal laundry detergent. You can also put a 50/50 mix of Simple Green and water directly on the spots. This has never failed me when dealing with grease stains.
If you have tried all this to no avail, you might try some OxiClean, though I’ve not ever had to try anything else once I’ve used the Simple Green.
*I swear as an art form, I’m just kidding with you, Swearing!
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