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Pampered Chef: Help - need to get enchilada sauce stains off of white vinyl tablecloth!

  1. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    I have tried several remedies and nothing is working. Here is what I've tried so far:

    Clorox bleach (let it sit, scrubbed, nothing)
    Spot Shot (let it sit, scrubbed, nothing)
    Zud (let it sit mixed with water, scrubbed, nothing)
    Zout! (let it sit, scrubbed, nothing)
    Fantastic spray (let it sit, scrubbed, nothing)
    Vinegar (scrubbed with a soaked sponge - nothing)
    Sitting in sun - no fading at all! :(

    Nothing seems to be working! I only have this one white PC tablecloth, and I do not want to buy another. I've had this one for years. I have a show next Sun, and it needs to be clean for it!

    I had a show last night and one last weekend where I made the Mexican Chicken "Lasagna" and the enchilada sauce stained it so bad. Last week it wasn't that bad, but this week, the guests were playing with everything and slopping up the table, and my tablecloth got trashed.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Mar 29, 2009
  2. not sure if it will help but try letting some dawn dish detergent sit on it dawn takes out make-up and lipstick so maybe it will work good luck!!!
    Mar 29, 2009
  3. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    Thanks, I'll try it!
    Mar 29, 2009
  4. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

    Mr clean magic eraser. I would bet $ it will work.
    Mar 29, 2009
  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    Magic Eraser was my first thought, too. Another idea is WD40. Sounds weird, but it works on some things. Just be sure to wash it really well afterward.
    Mar 29, 2009
  6. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    My kids high chair trays would always stain really bad when they had spaghetti sauce on it. But after a few more uses and I'd wash it, gradually it would go away. I wonder if this would lighten up after a few more washes, too?

    I remember once hearing that plastics pores (are there really such things?) open up and retain red sauces/discoloring when they are washed in hot water. So it was suggested to wash plastic bowls and such (after having spaghetti sauce or whatever) in cold water. Then once the food/colors were gone, switch the temp. to hot to finish washing.

    So maybe washing it with cold water will help? Just guessing here...
    Mar 29, 2009
  7. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

    Cascade dishwasher detergent is another that sounds funny but works on lots of things.
    Mar 29, 2009
  8. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

    clorox clean up spray
    Mar 29, 2009
  9. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

    I love soft scrub w/ bleach for getting stains off things. I recently used it on my colander/bowl set, one of the lids, and it worked great! We have white countertops too, so I use it often.
    Mar 29, 2009
  10. CLEGER

    CLEGER Novice Member Gold Member

    Why don't you put Lemon Juice on it and lay it in the sun a couple of hours and then just wipe it off. Should leave it white again with a nice smell.
    Mar 29, 2009
  11. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    If the sun ever comes out again I'll lay it out in the sun with lemon juice. It's starting to lighten up with the vinegar, so maybe it'll just lighten up. But it's still tinted with orange (ugly!).

    I might have to pick up the Magic Eraser if the vinegar/sun/cascade/dawn/soft scrub don't work. Thanks for the suggestions!! Keep 'em coming - I'll try anything short of battery acid at this point!!
  12. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

    LOL I love that vinegar/sun/cascade/dawn/soft scrub sounds like some sort of crazy science expirement with household items...
    Mar 29, 2009
  13. jenniwest04

    jenniwest04 Member

    Thanks for this thread...I had the same thing happen to me last week!
    Mar 29, 2009
  14. PampChefJoy

    PampChefJoy Veteran Member Gold Member

    How about that plastic booster stuff they sell for dishwashers that is supposed to take tomato stains off of plastic containers?
    Mar 29, 2009
  15. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

    You might try hair spray. Works on markers, and nail polish.

    Or WD 40
    Mar 29, 2009
  16. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    That's what I was thinking of too.... or what about a baking soda paste, that might work. My favorite thing for our cutting boards and stuff is the clorax cleanup spray, but you said you already tried bleach, so that might not work...
    Mar 30, 2009
  17. Sallie_M

    Sallie_M Member

    anyone else thinking this sounds like some good tips to share at shows??? ;)
    Apr 11, 2009
  18. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    Let's see which ones work. :D
    Apr 11, 2009
  19. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    Apr 12, 2009
  20. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

    Would love to know if anything worked?
    Apr 12, 2009
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