The Most Effective Stain Removal Products For Common Kitchen Stains

When it comes to cooking, stains are everywhere. From bacon grease to berry purée, these are the most effective stain-removing products for folks who spend their time in the kitchen.

In this video from America's Test Kitchen, seven popular stain removal products are put to the test against some of the toughest stains in the kitchen. Each of the seven products were tested against a variety of stains, including heavy hitters such as melted dark chocolate, yellow mustard, and chipotle chillies with adobo sauce smeared on white t-shirts and pieces of blue cotton fabric.

When it was all said and done, there was a clear winner: OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. It took quite a bit more time to treat each stain, but it did the best job at removing even the oldest of stains. The only other product they recommend is the Tide Ultra Stain Release, but it didn't perform nearly as well as the OxiClean did. If you don't happen have any products on hand when a stain happens, there are plenty of DIY remedies out there that can help too, so don't stress. If you're still curious about their methodology, you can read more about it here.

Equipment Review: Best Laundry Stain Removers [YouTube via Cook's Illustrated]


    I'm often amused by articles like this. The most effective stain remover I know is plain old dish washing detergent. Seriously. Like with all stains the sooner you attempt to remove the stain the better. You would be amazed at how quickly it gets tomato/chocolate based stains out. It doesn't work for every stain though.

    Another set of products from the USA.
    This is next to useless here.

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