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How to Get Cranberry Juice and Sauce Stains Out of Your Clothes

Does cranberry juice stain? What about cranberry sauce? Learn how to remove cranberry stains from your white shirt, white pants, and other clothing.

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Question

How do I remove cranberry sauce and juice stains from my clothing?

Answer

Cranberries, cranberry juice and 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, for white, bleach-safe items:

One
Presoak in a bleach and water solution made with ¼ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleachper gallon of water for 5 minutes immediately before machine washing.
Two
Wash in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach.
Three
Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.

If your item has color or is white and includes spandex:
 

One
Again, rinse the stained area with cold water. Do not use bar soap as it may set the stain.
Two
Apply Clorox 2® For Colors 3-in-1 Liquid directly to the stain and rub in.
Three
Wait 10 minutes (use a timer to keep track of the time), then wash immediately in the hottest water recommended using detergent and more Clorox 2® For Colors 3-in-1 Liquid.
Four
Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.

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