What a Great Stain Removing Idea!

I know that this is a blog all about food and this really does involve food.  Mainly berries.
Last week, one of our entrees was a Blueberry Yogurt Pancake.
When one of our guests stuck her fork in the pancake, the blueberry juice just went everywhere—her shirt, pants, placemats.   An occupational hazard!
When I offered to soak her shirt and pants to remove the stain, she mentioned that she had the world’s best berry stain removal.  And she wasn’t kidding!


What you need is a wide mouth cup or bowl.  
A rubber band
Very hot water (we used a pitcher of water that we would use to make tea—nice and hot)


Place the item that is stained on top of the bowl or cup.   Position it so that the stain is as much in the middle as you can.
Secure with a rubber band.
Take the hot water and carefully pour it over the stain.
It will literally disappear before your eyes.

I don’t know about you but we have tons of placemats and napkins that could have used this very/berry treatment!  I’m thrilled to know about it and happy to pass it on to you.

The William Henry Miller Inn
Lynnette Scofield
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

4 thoughts on “What a Great Stain Removing Idea!

  1. If you've got a really large berry stain, Dawn dishwashing liquid works very well. Wet the area, pour on the Dawn, rub and throw in the washer. Whatever is in Dawn takes out blood stains, berry stains, wine stains, tea stains.

    Just don't let the Dawn sit too long because it will stain the fabric blue!

  2. Who woulda thought? All you needed was hot water, rubber band, and a large cup- this seems like magic to me- where does the stain go to? Simply amazing, I can't wait to try out this tip, but I just may have to because I'm not that messy of an eater.

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