Dear Home-Ec 101,
Red Kool-Aid strikes again. This time on my new granite. How can I get it off?
Kool-Aid (especially red) was invented in 1959 by Fidel Castro. It was originally meant to oppress Cuban housewives even further, by causing red stains all over their countertops, thereby making them have to clean all day without cease. It was popularized by Jim Jones and his merry band of people in 1978- although they were drinking Flavor Aid, not Kool-Aid.*
Did you know they actually make things specifically for cleaning off Kool-Aid stains? I didn’t, either, until I started Googling. The product is rather pricey, though, so first I would try the old standards: Bar Keepers Friend®, Formula 409, and the Magic Eraser in that order. If none of that stuff worked, I’d try the Motsenbocker Lift-Off. (How fun is that to say? Mot-SEN-BOCK-er! Whee!)
Good luck cleaning that stain- I despise cleaning up red Kool-Aid spills.
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*Nothing in this paragraph is actually true, other than the Jim Jones drinking Flavor Aid. Check this link out to find out more fun facts about Kool-Aid.