Did you know there are meat tenderizer uses for things other than the obvious, of tenderizing your meat?
In fact, you can use the chemical powdered version of this substance (not the tool version, of course) to clean your home and help you remove certain types of stains.
I've collected several tips from around the site, shown below, where using this commony pantry item is suggested, so you can do it yourself.
This ingredient works best for protein based stains, or where at least part of the stain contains such proteins.
If you think of why, this becomes obvious. Meat tenderizer is used to break down the proteins within meat, making it softer and easier to chew. Just as it breaks up protein bonds within meat, so does it break up protein stains, thus helping you more easily remove them.
These powdered tenderizers do this by being composed of enzymes, which are activated with water. Generally the enzymes that are used come from natural sources, including the two most common enzymes, bromelain, which is found in pineapple, and papain, which is found in papaya.
Here are all of the uses for this ingredient that have already been submitted on the site, to give you an idea of how this product is used around your home.
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Baby Formula Stain Removal From Clothes
Removing Tough Blood Stains From Laundry
Bodily Fluid Stain Removal From Clothes
Grass Stain Removal
Remove Ketchup Stain From Clothes
One word of caution, however, about using a tenderizer to clean up or remove stains from items around your home -- make sure you use an unseasoned version for this type of use.
If you use a seasoned version the seasonings themselves may stain your clothes or other items you use them on.
The simplest way to use this common household ingredient to clean and remove stains in your home is to mix it with just a little water and use it as a paste.
Place the paste on whatever item you're trying to clean up, and let it sit for a while. The chemical process of breaking down proteins takes time, and is not instantaneous. Therefore, allow at least 5 minutes typically, and perhaps more, for the paste to work on the item before rinsing it off.
Making and using your own cleaning supplies is becoming quite popular. One of the most common homemade cleaning supplies is meat tenderizer.
I'd love for you to tell me how you use this product around your home for laundry, cleaning or stain removal?
You can also share your recipes for homemade cleaning solutions which feature this product here.
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