My husband works for Chili's and his work clothes always reek of old nasty cooking oil. I wash them in solution of 1/4 cup of Dawn dish washing detergent, 1 cup of lemon scented ammonia and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in the hottest water your clothing article will allow.
Fill your washer before adding clothes. Add the articles of clothing, but don't overload. You want to give the solution a chance to work its way into the clothing, aprons, towels, etc. Let the articles sit in the machine full of hot water and solution for approximately 20 minutes then start your machine as usual. Do not add fabric softener because, after you have run the entire wash cycle, you are going to wash your items in your regular laundry detergent and add your softener.
Your work clothes will smell amazing. I hope this is helpful, good luck and wear your great smelling work clothes in great health.
Awesome possible solution to an ongoing long-term issue.
My husband works as a short order cook for a restaurant and comes home every night smelling like a french fry. How do I get the fried/cooking oil smell out of his clothes? I've wash them with laundry detergent and they still come out smelling like oil.
By Jessica L. from Charlotte, NC
You might try adding baking soda w/your detergent then add white vinegar to the final rinse instead of your fabric softener.The vinegar will not leave the smell of vinegar.
Hope this works for you....
My son is a chef-his uniforms can hit the laundry basket smelling the same way sometimes. I use Dawn dishwashing liquid, or Palmolive Oxy-Clean instead of laundry soap, it works great. Two scoops of Oxy-Clean powder works too, with regular laundry soap, but truthfully, the dish soap is less expensive!
How do I get the smell of chip fat out of clothes?
Wash your clothes in sudsy lemon ammonia, the first time. Then then second time use your regular detergent, If this doesn't work, continue to use sudsy lemon ammonia-about 1 cup to a load or more depending on how bad the smell is. Good luck.
Use strong laundry detergent.
I need help trying to get the smell of food out of my clothes! I am in the Navy and cook over 1000 meals a day. I have tried the over night soaking in fabric softener, even washing 2-3 times, I have used many different detergents but the smell comes back. Can anyone help, my uniforms smell horrible and frankly so do I?
Have you tried soaking them in baking soda and/or white vinegar and using the hottest water that is safe for the fabric? The reason the smell doesn't come out of your clothing is that it picks up grease spatters. You have to get the grease out to get rid of the smell. You might also try a product called soda ash. I'm not sure where to get it these days, but it is commonly used on clothing by oilfield workers. Borax is something else you can try, it is found in the laundry product aisle of grocery stores. Or you might try getting hold of some Fulsol, made by Fuller Brush. It is concentrated, so mix it with water and soak the garments. Another thing I have used is waterless hand cleaner to remove grease and it works pretty well. It's also cheap; you can get it for about $1.00 a can at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store. For a bad spot, I use an old toothbrush to rub it in. Let sit, then wash in the hottest water that is safe for the material. Hope some of these ideas help.
I don't have the answer I have the same problem. A cloth with cooking oil got in the laundry and the clothes smell. I too have tryed everything. Does anything really work. Did something above work for you??
I tryed everything. Nothing worked. However, then I tryed Lestoil. Had not used it in years but it worked. Only a little in the washer with detergent and soaked and washed them. Then had to wash them again in detergent and a little bleach to get rid of the Lestoil smell. So only need to use a little bit. They came out clean smelling finally. (I used the no scent detergent seemed to work better than mixing smells) FINALLY SMELL CLEAN THOUGH.
children put a garlic in the tumble dryer and it stinks of garlic washed the clothes 7 time and also with vinger how do u get rid of the smell please help
Hottest setting on washer, Tide w/ Bleach and 3/4 to 1 cup of Simple Green cleaner/de-greaser. Works Wonders.
I have to use non bio liquid due to eczema. I'm using Fairy, but to no avail. Please have some answers?
My son is a chef in the US. When I go over to visit (I live in the UK) I think he's thrilled to see me mainly because I can get his chef whites so clean:)
He inherited his parents eczema, too-yeppers, his dad and I both have mild-moderate eczema. So I feel your pain on getting those whites clean. Here's how I get his chef whites clean of grease, fats, and odors without triggering an eczema flare:
I add OxyClean to the laundry soap and set the washer for a long soak to be followed by the hot wash programme+the extra rinse feature.
Because of his eczema, after the first wash+extra rinse programme is complete, I then run the washer again using the same hot wash+extra rinse programming. The second programme rids the fabric of any soap and OxyClean residue, but to be sure I make a point of checking the condition of the water-if soapy water is sloshing against the front load washer window at any point during the last rinse, I know I need to run yet another full programme to completely rid the whites of residue (and that maybe I need to cut back a bit on the cleaning products next time I have a set of whites wanting a good wash to avoid needing that third programme!)
Nice, bright, stain and odor free:) I hope this helps!
How do I get cooking oil smell out of my kitchen towels? My son spilled cooking oil and cleaned it with several kitchen towels and after washing it, the smell remained in the towels. What can I do to get rid of the smell?
I wash my dish towels in very hot water and Dawn dish detergent and then add a little bleach. Add one cup white vinegar to final rinse water. I don't use fabric softener because the towels do not absorb as well. Once dry, the towels are soft and do not smell of vinegar.
I'm having a problem getting the smell of canola oil out from towels. My hands couldn't grasp the bottle and so it fell and spilled. I grabbed the first thing I could find, some just folded bath towels. Now after 5 washes the smell won't leave. Help!
Did you try a soak in hot vinegar water and drying in the sun after washing? (04/14/2009)
Make a solution of de-greasing detergent that is four times stronger than usual, in your washer. Soak them in it overnight. Then use dryer sheets in the dryer. (04/19/2009)
Okay, just for anyone who is interested, the hot vinegar with Clorox cleaner and the sun did the trick! (05/17/2009)