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Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image

Coffee, wine and other miscellaneous food stains are an everyday occurrence when working in the hospitality business. But keeping your front-of-house and kitchen staff's whites white is an important part of a good image. Heavy-duty industrial chemicals can damage fabrics and shorten the lifespan of expensive branded shirts and uniforms. So here are a few tips to help combat those day-to-day stains using common kitchen items, which your staff can even apply at home or on the job...
Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image

  1. Club Soda: Pour club soda directly on the stain and continue this process until the stains are completely gone. Don't forget to use a dry towel afterwards to pick up the soda and stains.

  2. Beer: Beyond its well documented facts about intoxication as a libation, you can rub the beer lightly into the material and the stain will disappear. You might have to repeat this step till the stain is completely removed.

  3. Vinegar: It can pretty much deal with any water-soluble stains. To use, moisten a towel with undiluted white vinegar and pat the spot/stain, repeat process until a desired effect is achieved.

  4. Wet wipes: It works magically by absorbing the liquid and the stain, just place it on the affected area and give it time to do the heavy lifting.

  5. Baking soda: Make a stiff paste by dipping a moist cloth in baking soda and apply on the coffee stain, rinse and dry afterwards.

  6. Egg yolk: As a last resort, beat an egg yolk and apply it on the stain with a terry-cloth towel for about a minute. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.

  7. Salt: Use salt to scrub away those coffee stains on your mug and coffee pot. For added effect add white vinegar to completely remove the stains.

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    Source: Reader's Digest (rd.com)

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