Oil-stained kitchen towel

How to Remove Cooking Oil Stains

__It always happens. You’re cooking dinner, and no matter how many precautions you take to avoid it, you still find oil stains on your clothes. __

Oil splatter or stains may not leave much of a mark at first, and you may feel tempted to just deal with it later.But the danger with cooking oil stains is that they can darken the longer you leave them untreated and become permanent if not cared for in time. However, the good news is you can get rid of oil stains easily thanks to drop of dish soap and some simple tips and tricks from Tide.

Removing Cooking Oil Stains

Step 1

Rinse & Pre-treat

If possible, rinse the stain immediately with cold water. Gently rub dish soap onto the stain to help loosen it, and then rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.

A person rinsing white garment
Step 2


You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Dose the right amount of detergent
Step 3


Wash according to the garment's instructions on the care label using an enzyme-based detergent, like Tide Ultra OXI High Efficiency Liquid.

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Step 4


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the above steps before drying.

A person unloading white clothes into the washing machine drum