Advanced search

Tomato puree + toddler = stain disaster

(10 Posts)
WittgensteinsBunny Tue 21-Jul-15 20:48:47

It's the one stain I haven't cracked. I've tried:

- bar of soap
- fairy liquid
- vanish
- ecover stain remover
- laundry bleach
- sun light
- bio and non-bio powders (ecover bio and bio-d non bio)
- pre-tretaing, soaking and adding stuff to the wash

NOTHING seems to get rid of tomato puree stains. Nothing!

Is there something I'm missing? I try and get to them with cold water when they happen. Is there anything else I can try (because it's not just the cheap toddler clothes she's managing to destroy - it's mine, DH's and the baby's!). We try to stay away from heavily fragranced detergents due to allergies. I'm just wondering if something like Persil might work better? I don't use it any more as it made DH look like he'd been burned all over and have therefore been nervous with the babies.


workadurka Sat 25-Jul-15 14:33:46

Have you left to soak in the bleach overnight?

Jemimapuddleduk Sat 25-Jul-15 14:37:50

I find that if you dry outside in the sun it gets bleached out- amazing and I only just found this out!

homeaway Sat 25-Jul-15 16:03:40

Soak in napisan, or a specific stain devil for sauces, you have them abroad but not sure in uk ?

Methe Sat 25-Jul-15 16:05:34

The sun will bleach it out but you'll meet to leave it out for a few days.

magimedi Sat 25-Jul-15 17:47:59

This is a last resort & I would (& have) only used it on cotton or clothes I am not worried about too much.

Stretch the stained bit fabric over a bowl so that is taut. (You can use a rubber band).

Being VERY careful, pour boiling water from a kettle on to the stain from as high as you can safely do, with out splashing yourself, usually about 6 - 8 inches.

Most stains will amazingly go with this treatment, especially fruit ones, like blackcurrant.


WittgensteinsBunny Mon 27-Jul-15 11:51:32

Thanks everyone. I'll try hanging out the stained items when we have some sun! If that doesn't work I'll have a go at the other suggestions. I can't bleach as they're all coloured items confused.

LexLoofah Thu 06-Aug-15 12:26:16

I swear by Jamaican blue power soap as above. Has worked on all kinds on stains, most recently black currant on white leggings, regularly used for ketchup stains, got glitter paint out of white cardi last week.

Works even better if you can hang in the sun after washing

It's the stuff of miracles and fairly cheap too, one bar will last months and months

keeganface Thu 06-Aug-15 16:44:16

Best thing for any tomato based stain is to rinse in cold water and then put in wash as normal. Hang outside in Sun and it will disappear.

Have also left outside in rain when forgot to bring washing in and that works too. smile smile

MrsWembley Sat 08-Aug-15 07:50:52

If you get to it straight away, I find baby wipes to be quite effective!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: