How to Remove Set-In Grease Stains from Laundry

Upon the recommendation of my mother’s friend, we discovered a rather unexpected solution to our grease stain dilemma – Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam. Designed for dishwashing, this foam, known for its grease-soaking prowess, turned out to be a game-changer in our laundry routine as well. After witnessing its effectiveness, I decided to share my experience, and here’s how it went.

Initially purchased from Target, its availability was unpredictable, so I opted for the convenience of Amazon for future refills.

The standout feature of this soap is its foamy consistency when pumped, and a little goes a long way. Applying a small dollop directly onto each grease stain is the trick.

Gently rub the dish soap into the fabric, ensuring the entire stained area is well-coated.

Let the Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam sit on the clothes for approximately five minutes before proceeding with the wash.

Use your regular detergent and follow recommended settings to wash the clothes. Personally, I prefer Tide Coldwater Clean in cold water for all my laundry.

For persistent grease or oil stains, a second round of Dawn erasing foam and repeat treatment may be needed. Some stubborn, deeply set stains required a couple of washes, but most vanished after just one application, even if the affected garment had been washed and dried before.

I’ve only tested this technique on cotton, poly, and denim materials. For more delicate fabrics, it’s wise to test the Dawn erasing foam on an inconspicuous spot first.

Discovering this solution to conquer relentless grease and oil stains has been an enormous relief! While laundry isn’t exactly my favorite chore, at least one annoyance has been eliminated.

Now, I’m curious – what’s your tried-and-true laundry tip for tackling stubborn or set-in stains? Share your insights in the comments below!