How to Remove Set-In Grease Stains from Laundry

Grease stains on laundry can be a real headache. Whether it’s a drop of cooking oil or a smudge from a mechanic’s work shirt, these stains often seem impossible to get rid of. But fear not, there’s a solution that might just save your favorite clothes – Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam.

The Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam Solution

A friend of my mother suggested using Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam as a solution to our grease stain problem. Primarily designed to clean dishes by soaking up grease, she mentioned that it worked wonders on laundry as well. Intrigued and desperate, my mom gave it a shot and confirmed its effectiveness. Taking their word, I decided to give it a go as well.

Easy Availability on Amazon

Initially, I purchased it from Target a couple of times, but its availability was somewhat unpredictable. Therefore, I’ve decided to switch to Amazon to purchase the refill bottles in the future. This way, I can ensure that I always have this magical stain-removing solution on hand.

The Magic of Foamy Consistency

The unique feature of this soap is its foamy consistency upon pumping, and a small dollop goes quite a distance. Here’s how to use it effectively:

  1. Apply a small amount directly onto each grease stain.
  2. Rub the dish soap into the fabric using your fingers, ensuring the whole stained region is coated.
  3. Allow the Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam to sit on the clothes for about five minutes before proceeding with the wash.

Washing Made Simple

Now, you might wonder if this extra step is worth it. I can assure you, it is. Use your regular detergent and wash the clothes following the recommended settings. I personally choose to wash all my clothes in cold water using Tide Coldwater Clean.

In case the grease or oil stain persists, don’t lose hope. Retreat the spot with the Dawn-erasing foam and repeat the process. There have been a few instances of stubborn set-in stains that required two or three washes, but most are eliminated after just one treatment, even if the stained shirt had previously been washed and dried.

A Note of Caution

I’ve tested this method only on cotton, poly, and denim materials. If you encounter a stain on a more delicate fabric, I’d advise testing the Dawn erasing foam on an inconspicuous area first. Better safe than sorry!

Finding this solution to eradicate the persistent grease and oil stains has been a tremendous relief! While I still don’t find joy in doing laundry, I have one less annoyance to contend with.

So, what’s your go-to laundry tip for dealing with stubborn or set-in stains? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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