Have you used turmeric in the kitchen? If you have ever made an Indian meal at home, you probably have. People are increasingly adopting this delicious spice as a health supplement, adding it to drinks and smoothies. To get rid of a cold, you brew a batch of turmeric tea and put the golden concoction into a favorite pale-colored cup.
Or you prepared turmeric soup in a white bowl, or thoroughly rinsed a slick of curry with a light dish towel, or sliced fresh turmeric for a drink. And now your sheets, utensils, countertop, and palms are all the same color as your recipe: yellow. With years of expertise in the cleaning industry, I have learnt everything there is to know about keeping a home clean and tidy. Keep reading to find out more!
While turmeric tastes great and provides a lovely colour to your cuisine, it stains everything it comes into touch with, whether it is fresh or powdered. One should act quickly to get the greatest stain-removal outcomes. I would recommend you to remove turmeric stains as soon as you detect them.
Stopping what you are doing and acting promptly are the most crucial steps in this (as well as any) stain removal. During the first drop of a Thai flat noodle on your clothing, you have the greatest shot of reversing the impact. That stain will be gone soon with a little elbow grease and a few common home items.
While cooking your favorite tea or dish, it is common to drop turmeric on the countertop. If you detect a spill as soon as it occurs, clean it up right away! This may help to avoid a stain. If you don’t detect the spill immediately, you will most likely be gazing at a persistent yellow or orange stain.
The best way for removing turmeric stains off a counter is dependent on the surface. In most cases, a paste of baking soda and water will suffice. Apply it on the stain, wait fifteen minutes, and then scrub lightly in tiny circular strokes.
Consider lemon juice or vinegar if baking soda doesn’t work.
I will list a few alternatives to the above-mentioned solutions. If you feel like you don’t want to use baking soda, lemon juice or vinegar, feel free to try out these suggestions.
Scrub carefully for as long as needed to remove the stain with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (or comparable item). Since Magic Erasers are basically extremely fine sandpaper, a thorough scrape may eliminate some of the shine off your counter.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Multi-Surface Cleaner: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Clean-Multi-Surface-Cleaner-Original/
The cleaning powder Bar Keeper’s Friend is recommended by some, but Bon Ami reigns supreme on other blogs. Scrub the area with a wet cloth sprinkled with the powder.
Bar Keepers Friend Original Stain Remover Powder: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bar-Keepers-Friend-Original-Remover
Bon Ami – All Natural Powder Cleanser Kitchen & Bath: https://www.amazon.com/Bon-Ami-Natural-Cleanser-Kitchen
Some argue that the best solution is to leave the stains alone. Sunlight will gradually remove the spots (though may not eliminate them completely). Kudos to you if you can go with the flow like this!
Before using such cleaners, I suggest that you check whether they are suitable for your countertop material.
- Make a cleaning solution with two teaspoons white vinegar, one tablespoon of baking soda, and a glass of warm water to remove curry stains.
- Apply this paste to the yellow spots after fully mixing it.
- Allow for half an hour for the combination to work before scrubbing the area with a scouring pad.
Follow these steps to get rid of the yellow stains in no time.
- In a small dish, pour one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.
- In the dish containing hydrogen peroxide, dip a clean cloth or towel.
- Remove any extra liquid from the cloth or towel by wringing it out.
- Use the hydrogen peroxide-soaked cloth to remove the yellow stain.
- Leave the place to air dry
If you drop turmeric powder or curry sauce on your clothes, wash it right away. Here is how to get a turmeric stain out of your clothes and fabric for the highest possibility of success.
- Using cold water, saturate the stain.
- Remove the garment item if possible and soak it for twenty minutes in cold water with mild detergent.
- Running hot water will simply cause the color to settle, as it will with all natural stains.
- After soaking, wash the garments in a cold-water cycle with normal washing detergent as soon as possible.
- Allow to line-dry to help the stain disappear.
- If required, wash the item of clothing a third or fourth time.
- The stain should now be totally gone!
If you are in an eatery, ask for a slice of lemon or lemon juice and rub it on the stain. Allow fifteen minutes for the lemon juice to work on the stain before washing it with cool water. If you are unable to fully rinse the clothing item, place an ice cube on the stain. When you go home, wash the item and follow the instructions in the previous step.
In conclusion, turmeric, whether fresh or dried and powdered, will stain anything and everything. And it will do it fast and persistently, but take a big breath! It will be OK. These stains may take a number of days to entirely disappear. What am I to say? Turmeric is persistent. But, I am sure that the remedies I provided in today’s article will surely help you out! Did you find this post useful? Let me know in the comments section below!