Posted on April 26, 2019 Topic(s): Laundry
In her best selling book, Stainless, Australian fine arts restorer and author Shannon Lush extols the virtues of vinegar and baking soda for removing stains for just about anything. But sometimes you need a little more elbow grease when it comes to removing the toughest stains that can accumulate during spring.
Everything from grass and mud to bicycle grease and barbecue sauce can get onto our clothes when the weather starts to warm up. Here we look at how to clean tough spring stains and some of the best laundry home appliances to use.
Spring is when we spend hours in the yard digging, mowing, planting and pruning, which can leave our clothes looking like a Jackson Pollock painting.
Follow these steps to get dirt, mud, and set-in grass stains out of your clothes.
For soil and mud:
From cooking oil to automotive fluids, there are many forms of grease, and just about all of them are known to cause stains on the fabric.
Try this tip for cutting out grease and oil on your clothes:
Leave off the Mustard
Spring usually means the start of barbecue season. With that comes the use of stain-inducing condiments such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, mayo, and mustard.
While each has a stain-causing ingredient, most stains can be removed by using this method:
Several appliance review sites list the best washing machines for cleaning clothes. In a test done by TrustedReviews.com, Whirlpool appliances’ FreshCare FWG81496W is noted for its great cleaning performance and post-cycle tumble, which leaves clothes smelling like new. Reviewed.com also noted Maytag appliances’ MHW8200FC front-loading washer for its ability to remove mildew off clothes as well for its PowerWash cycle, said to obliterate stains.
For more information, read What Canadian Appliances are Best to Buy in Spring.
Genier’s Vernon appliances’ store is currently holding a spring event sale on Whirlpool and KitchenAid appliances. See our Promotions and Manufacturer Special Offers for more information.