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I work in fast food, my shirts are always greasy and smelly when i get home from work everynight. I need some suggestions on how to tackle this problem. I have tried everything that I could think of. HELP!
Amy in WV
Put a little pine cleaner in the washing machine . One-eighth to one-fourth cup per load should do the trick. Most pine cleaners have washing machine instructions on the bottle. It will really get the grease smell out, and no, you won't wind up smelling like a pine tree!
I worked at McDonalds a long time ago.....i always
used GOOP hand cleaner on the grease spots on my uniform and then thru it in the wash using hot water and Tide
Try washing your clothes using dishwashing liquid. They're really good at cutting out grease.
Add one cup of ammonia along with your detergent. Ammonia is a grease cutter and deodorizer. Run an extra rinse cycle after you try this the first time. ( You already know not to mix bleach with ammonia.)
Go to an auto parts store and buy a tub of their hand cleaner/degreaser (Gojo is one brand name, but the store brand should work just as well). Rub a glob of this gooey handsoap on the grease stains, and work it in with a brush (an old toothbrush works well). Then wash in regular detergent in warm or cold water (hot will set the grease stains in).
If anyone ever reads this anymore, I know I'm reviving a dead thread but this is my advice. I work at BK and had 2 shirts that I washed after each shift, couldn't stand having bad smelling shirts. One day I got the idea to take an empty pickle bucket, clean it out good, and put hot degreaser solution we used for the floors in it.
My daughter works at a deli and her aprons are greasy and stink. I read some of the answers, but they didn't say how much baking soda or vinegar to use.
Can you give me a way to get them clean?
Start with 1/2 cup and increase as necessities
It would help to soak them in boiling water as well. Dawn dish detergent works well for getting out grease stains.