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Your Questions: About Lestoil

Advice from Dr. Laundry

What is the story with Lestoil? It seems suddenly most stores don’t carry it and there are some concerns about it on white sinks. Are there some dangers? I used it all the time for years. Why is it not being made widely available?


I too, am a big Lestoil fan and yes, it is difficult to find. I usually have the best luck in hardware stores rather than grocery stores. As with most products, if you don’t keep advertising them and keep people aware of their presence, then they kind of slowly get forgotten for the newer products. Then stores don’t want to stock them and this is the case with Lestoil.

I am not aware of any problems or concerns with white sinks. If you have some more specifics, then I may be able to respond more directly.