You used to only need sweet potato stain removal instructions around holidays, mainly Thanksgiving, since that was about the only time this food was eaten.
However, sweet potatoes are becoming a much more popular food these days, with people discovering their great taste and rich nutrient content.
Because of this people don't just fix them as a holiday casserole dish anymore, with the marshmallows on top, but you can also get some really tasty sweet potato pies, puree, mashed, and even fries. They are also a very popular baby food.
Whenever you get one of these distinctive orange stains you should act quickly to try to remove it, before the stain has a chance to set. This will make the stain removal process much easier.
In addition, because sweet potatoes are combined with many other ingredients in these various recipes, including butter, cream and other spices, you may have what is known as a "combination stain" on your hands.
The instructions below give instructions for removing the orange sweet potato stain itself, but you may need to consult other relevant parts of the A-Z Stain Removal Guide to get out all parts of the stain.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess sweet potato from the fabric.
Step 2: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the stain as possible.
Step 3: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover.
Step 4: Launder in the hottest water the fabric will allow to get out the stain, and either chlorine bleach if the fabric will allow it, or oxygen bleach if not.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess sweet potato from the upholstery.
Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the sweet potatoes with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot the solution onto the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the sweet potato stain is removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: Now that the stain is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary for sweet potato stain removal.
You can also get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removing sweet potato stains from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with the stain removal method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this as a stain removal solution.
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