Quick & Easy Stain Removal: The Food Edition

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Quick & Easy Stain Removal: The Food Edition

Last month, we shared our home cleaning secrets on how to remove those tough liquid stains from your sofa. This month, it seemed appropriate to discuss how you can get rid of those difficult food stains, especially as the sun shines and markets stalls pop up across London offering the most delicious (but also the messiest) treats.

For all the messy eaters in London - this is your go-to guide for stain removal, whether it's a stain on the sofa or on your new white blouse.

Peanut Butter

If you're a little over eager about devouring the delectable peanut butter & berry doughnuts from Crosstown...

  1. Scrape off as much of the peanut butter as you can.
  2. Scrub gently with washing up liquid and rinse with hot water.
  3. Repeat the process.
  4. If the stain persists, try a commercial stain remover like Vanish and leave for a few minutes before rinsing.


For the next time you visit the famous Brick Lane in East London...

  1. Scrape off as much of the curry as possible
  2. Take a small amount of washing up liquid and rub it directly into the stained area with a clean dry cloth
  3. Leave this for about two minutes, then wet the cloth and blot the stained area gently.
  4. Repeat this process a few times, rinsing the cloth as required, until the stain is gone.
  5. Continue to devour your lamb kofta as originally planned.

Hot Dogs

When ketchup & mustard attack...

  1. Remove as much of the offending ketchup/mustard as possible from the fabric.
  2. Take a small amount of laundry detergent, and apply it to the stain Vanish will work well here. 
  3. Work in the laundry detergent by rubbing the fabric against itself. 
  4. If you can, place the fabric under running water and continue to rub the fabric together.
  5. Repeat the process at least three times.
  6. Check the stain is gone before drying the fabric.


It's a simple as that! Do you have any stain removal tips to add?

Stay tuned for more stain removal tips that we will personally discover as we eat our way through the London summer market scene! 

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