How can I get an old greasy smell out of clothes?
By Cka54 from Monticello, KY
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By Mary T04/25/2009
My son was a cook in a barbecue restaurant, so I know what you mean! I used to wash his clothes separately from the rest of the laundry and add ammonia to the wash with the detergent. It definitely helped.
I always had to soak my husbands worst clothes in a 5 gallon bucket full of water, with Simple Green into it. I would soak them for 3 days, then pour off the solution, and wash in the washer.
When we had a house fire the pros told us to add one can of regular (not sugar-free) Coca-Cola to each wash load & it would remove the burnt smoke smell from our clothes & it worked! The Coke removes cigarette odor too! It's amazing! I don't know if it will work for your problem, but you should try it, but you could try adding 2 cans to the wash cycle of your grease smelling clothes. Also, I don't know if a knockoff brand will work, but you could buy it in the 2 litter size.
Let me know if it works! A second idea (not in the same load as the Coke!) Try oxyclean.
Wash the clothing the normal way but add Lestoil to the load. Should help.
By T&T Grandma05/23/2009
Wash/rinse clothes with vinegar and baking soda!
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My daughter spilled half a pot of used cooing oil then she used towels to clean it up. She washed them with the kids' clothes; now they all smell. How do I get that smell out?
By Janeita from Detroit
Dawn dish liquid works and probably most other dish liquids would, but use them very sparingly as they make a lot of suds in a washing machine. I would suggest she use hot water, start the wash cycle to get the soapy water well worked through them, and then let the things soak for 10-15 minutes before starting the wash cycle again. It may take another cycle to get the soap out but the odor should be gone. Good luck.
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My son has worked in restaurants for many years and is now the manager, but his clothes always seem to smell like the grease and other odors from the kitchen. When he lived at home I tried everything to clean them, but was never able to remove the smell. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
Sheree from Fredericksburg, VA
Some "Green" solutions that work:
By Carol in PA
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