5 Common Stains in the Kitchen and How To Clean Them

By Carl Pronti

5 Common Stains in the Kitchen and How To Clean Them

The kitchen is often the hub of homes, which means it sees a lot of activity. As a result, there are stains on countertops and floors that often seem impossible to budge. Trying to stay on top of the kitchen cleaning duties and balancing the chaos of modern life is a big job. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to help with our best tips on how to clean the most common stains.

  1. Turmeric

This is a big one – it's a necessary ingredient for some of the most delicious dishes, but it's also a nightmare to clean up if it lands on the benchtop! So, what can you do to remove turmeric stains from yours? Luckily, The Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste is the perfect solution. It's the all-rounder you need to tackle even the toughest of stains.

  1. Oil Stains

There are so many oil-based products in the kitchen, but what if you have an oil-based stain on your benchtop? PowerPaste cuts through grease easily, so you should have no problem shifting that stain with this handy cleaning product.

  1. Berries

Vinegar and lemon juice are excellent tools for breaking down berry stains. Use either of these on your stain and allow the juice to sit for five minutes before you set to scrubbing. You can add power to the mix by salting it and using a lemon to scrub, but any kitchen scrubber should be more than sufficient to handle berry stains.

  1. Red Wine

The key to removing red wine stains from your benchtops is quick action. The quicker you get to it, the less likely it is to set, but if it does? Fear not, you have options. The first is simple – a bit of salt and a lemon. Sprinkle table salt over the stain and use half a lemon as a scrubber.

Alternatively, create a DIY cleaning paste with two everyday household items. Combine a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and two tablespoons baking soda. Smear it on the stain and allow it to sit for 24 hours before you clean it.

  1. Tomato Sauce

This is a straightforward solution – mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle, add several drops of your favourite washing-up liquid and wipe the area with a cloth. That should be more than enough to lift a tomato sauce stain, but, if yours is more stubborn, a good paste should do the job.

Of course, you can always use the Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste or PowerPaste as a heavy hitter if the home remedies aren't sufficient. Remember, you should regularly clean your countertops with an anti-bac product like Fabulosa's Multi-Purpose Unicorn Dust Spray.

As with any cleaning product, if you haven't used it before, you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines about testing it on an inconspicuous spot before you go all in. That stands for chemical-free products, too.

Clean HQ stocks a variety of cleaning products, from everything you will need to keep your kitchen spic-and-span to what it takes to tackle the outdoors.


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