A messy kitchen is often a happy kitchen, and means you are thoroughly enjoying your cooking. Unfortunately, food stains are part of the game, and come in all shapes and sizes. But they need no detract from your love for cooking, and learning a few easy and effective ways to clean them will give you peace mind.

Coffee in the morning

Since most of us enjoy a good cup o’ joe in the morning, coffee stains are probably to most common. So, to treat that pesky coffee stain, use club soda to soak the area that was affected. Then, using clean rag, keep blotting the stain until it is gone. For coffee stains on carpet, first remove as much as possible by blotting with a cloth or paper towel. Then pour a tiny amount of beer on it, and blot lightly. Finally, use clean water to rinse the affected areas and blot it dry.

Greasy pizza stains

For pizza grease stains, it better to start cleaning as soon as possible. Cover the stain with a copious amount of baking soda or cornstarch, and allow it to absorb into the stain. Give the powder a chance to work (about 2 to 3 minutes), then shake off and throw away the excess. Finally, drop a little bit of dish soap on the stain, take wet paper towel, and dab it gently. Repeat the whole process until the stain is gone.

Butter is better

The more butter, the better, that’s what we believe! But more butter means more chances of getting a stain! But cleaning a butter stain is not a big deal. To clean a butter stain, rub with some liquid dish washing soap (like dawn dish wash) and rinse well. Cover the stain with a bit of stain remover and wash the garment in hot water.

Peanut Butter

peanut butter

Peanut Butter is delicious treat and is jammed pack with protein. But this sticky treat can be tricky to remove. To remove peanut butter stains from clothing, first remove any excess and treat it with a prewash stain remover. Then using the hottest water setting possible on your washing machine, wash the stained piece of clothing.

Salad Dressing

Salad dressing stains can quite tricky to remove as a result of the oils that they contain. To remove a salad dressing stain, first apply stain remover gel to the affected area. Then, rinse with hot water, and apply some liquid detergent. Allow some time for the detergent to work (about 5 minutes), and then wash the garment using the washing machine’s hottest setting.

Berries and berry juice

Berry juice is delicious, but can leave quite a stain. Luckily, white vinegar is there to save the day. To clean a berry juice stain, first turn your garment inside out, the pour boiling water over the stain, but be careful not to burn yourself! Now let the garment dry for couple of hours, and then soak the stain in white vinegar. Finally, rinse the garment with fresh water and air dry.

Tomato-based stains

Although tomato sauce is an essential (and delicious) ingredient for a great pasta, tomato-based stains are difficult to remove. To clean it, first scrape off any solid remains. Using cold water, soak the stain for 5 minutes. Then, scrub the stain gently with toothbrush and some laundry detergent. Rinse with hot, air dry, and you are good to go.


Can a house without chocolate rightly be called a home? Never! Most of can’t live without it, but that also means we can’t live without chocolate stains. So, to clean a chocolate stain, remove as much excess as possible using a spoon, but be careful not to scrape or smear it even more. Then, first rinse the with use cold water. Hereafter, apply liquid laundry detergent or liquid dish soap to the stain. Wait a few moments, the soak the garment in cold water for 15 minutes. Rub the affected area fingers few minutes, and finally rinse until the stain is gone.


Seeing that ketchup is one of the most popular condiments, is it any wonder that this is such a common stain? To remove ketchup stains, remove the excess by scraping it off with a blunt object, like a butter knife. Next, soak the stain in some cold water, and use liquid laundry detergent to thoroughly coat the affected area. The, by using a sponge, apply some hydrogen peroxide to completely remove the stain.

Red Wine

Red wine creates some of the most intense stains, and most people dread them. So, to remove red wine stains, make sure any excess wine is removed using a clean rag. Then, pull tight the stained garment over something like a bowl. Apply salt over the entire stain, and slowly pour boiling water over it, but be careful not to burn yourself. Finally, wash the garment in the hottest setting of your washing machine.