How to Get Rid of Stains on Kitchen Towels: The Best Home Remedies

Kitchen towels are not so easy to wash. Grease stains, stains from various foods, vegetables, and fruits – all this leaves traces that ordinary powders cannot cope with. In the old days, our grandmothers used to boil such towels for hours to get rid of nasty stains.

How to remove stubborn stains from kitchen towels

Dishwashing detergent

An ordinary dishwashing detergent will help to save kitchen towels or tablecloths from grease, oil, and smoked meat juice stains. Pour a little detergent on the stains, rub it into the stain, and wash it after 15 minutes. Rinse before putting it in the washing machine so that it doesn’t get too foamy.

Laundry soap

This method was used by our mothers and grandmothers, and you can get rid of any stains on all fabrics with soap. The only downside is that it takes a long time and the smell is not the most pleasant.

Dissolve a bar of laundry soap in boiling water (take ¼ of a bar for 5 liters of water). Dip the towels in the solution and leave for 30 minutes on low heat. Then rinse. After the procedure, you can machine wash with fabric softener to get rid of the unpleasant odor.

Another option is to use laundry soap. We take a bar of soap, rub the stains, and then put the towels in a bag and tie them for 6-8 hours. Then wash in a machine or by hand.

Potassium permanganate

Another difficult but effective way. Dissolve laundry soap in boiling water (take ¼ bar for 5 liters), and add a few spoons of potassium permanganate to the soapy water until the water turns brown.

Dip the towels in it and leave for 6-8 hours. Then unscrew and rinse thoroughly, and then wash in a machine or by hand.

Vinegar + baking soda + peroxide

Moisten old stains with vinegar and let dry. Apply a layer of baking soda on top. Moisten the stains with hydrogen peroxide and leave for an hour. Cover the top with plastic. And then wash it in a normal washing machine.

Table salt

Dissolve 1 tbsp of salt in 1 liter of water. Put the towel in this solution for 1 hour, then wash it by hand or in a washing machine. This tool will help remove stains from coffee, tomatoes, and tomato juice, grease.

Dry mustard

Dilute dry mustard with water to a paste. Apply this paste to the stains and leave it for several hours, then rinse and wash – by hand or in a machine.


Dissolve 50 ml of vinegar in 5 liters of water. Soak towels in this water for 6-8 hours. Then wash them with the powder in a machine or by hand.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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