Removing grease stains from clothes

I am looking for recommendations on how to remove grease stains from clothes. I’ve used “Shout Advanced Stain Remover Gel”. It’s recently stopped working for me.

What do you all use and recommend to remove greasy food stains from clothes?

I’ve not tried it myself, but I believe you can use Goop cleaner (NOT the Gwyneth Paltrow crap) to get grease stains out of clothes. It gets grease off damned near anything else.

Orange handcleaner works. Baking soda mixed with dawn dish liquid works on small spots. It’s too soapy to use for large grease stains.

I still use spray-on Shout, it seems to work on organic type stains. If it’s engine grease or something else non-organic, I don’t know.

Dawn dishwashing liquid. Put a few drops onto the stain, rub it in, get it wet, and then work it in again (throughly) with an old soft toothbrush (or get one from the dollar store for laundry purposes). Launder as normal. It’s always worked wonders for me.

Shout, Spray n’ Wash, Tide pens and the like have never worked very well for me. Dawn rocks.

My orange handcleaner is ‘Gojo’ brand.
Sunny, what is the fabric type you’re needing to clean?

If you find out let me know.

I’ve tried zout, dawn and resolve. None worked.

However when I used dawn, I used the foaming dish soap. Maybe that was my problem.

I will try the dishsoap method(s).

The fabric is cotton.

Zout’s usually worked well for me in the past.

Gojo/Goop waterless hand cleaner works pretty well also- you have to use warm water I think. Don’t use the orange stuff with pumice- that doesn’t do so well- what you want is the gelatinous white stuff in a tub.

Clorox II straight on food grease/oil stains will take them out. I’ve even had it work on stains that were set in by the dryer. Just rub a little into the spot until it is saturated before washing.

After spray on Shout my next weapon in the armory is Un-Du stain remover.

How long are you waiting before washing? Pretty much every pre-treater has a wait time, usually between 2 and 15 minutes depending on the brand.

Another vote for automotive hand cleaner. It’s also good for getting capsaicin off your fingers, unlike hand soap.

I have had some luck soaking in OxiClean in warm water.

This, and very hot water.

I can tell you shout doesn’t work on bicycle chain gunk.

I’ll have to try the orange stuff. I din’t think of that. It works real well for chain cleaning.

Two scoops in a smaller (dishwashing/sink-sized) tub and then I hit it was another scoop on the wet stained area before putting it in the normal laundry.

Hm, Shout has always been my go-to. Orange oil is great too, any old brand will do. You could try Goof Off which is a serious solvent—don’t use in an enclosed space or near an open flame. I don’t think it would harm the cotton BUT it might take out dye.

Cover both sides of the fabric, let it sit for several hours. If it’s bad you may have to do it twice. The chalk, which easily washes out, absorbs the grease out of the fabric. Your grandmother knew this method, I wager.

Cornstarch. Regular old Argo or cornstarch baby powder is fine, whatever you can find easily. It’s much cheaper than any type of cleanser, and works on nearly any fabric without causing any kind of damage to the fibers.

Dump a fair amount onto your stain and rub it in, both sides of the fabric, then take it outside and shake your garment. Leave it alone for a day or so, let the starch absorb the oils, then wash in the next load of laundry.

I’ve also kept a large Ziploc bag of it near my washer with a couple cups of cornstarch in it to shake a shirt in. Sometimes you get grease spatter from cooking you don’t notice - and this will stick to any teensy grease stains in the garment. Just be careful extracting it from the bag!