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Removing cranberry sauce stains

By Dr. Laundry November 16, 2012

How do I remove cranberry sauce stains from my clothing?

Cranberries and cranberry sauce are holiday staples. Cranberries are festive fruits, but their juice and sauce stains have an intense color with skins, seeds and sugars to be concerned about. Rinse the stained area with cold water. Do NOT use bar soap as it may set the stain.

FROM HERE, IF YOUR STAINED ITEM IS WHITE:


  1. Apply Clorox® Bleach Pen Gel to the stained area immediately before laundering.

  2. Wash in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach.

  3. Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.


IF YOUR STAINED ITEM HAS COLOR:

  1. Again, rinse the stained area with cold water. Do not use bar soap as it may set the stain.

  2. Apply Liquid Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster directly to the stain and rub in.

  3. Wait 3-5 minutes, then wash immediately in hottest water recommended using detergent and Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster.

  4. Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.