Total Time
24hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 24 hrs

My daughter spilled a cup of grape juice on her hot pink shirt. This did the trick, and the shirt's still pink! I got this from my sister in law and am posting it here so I don't lose it. The "dish detergent" is actually Cascade automatic dishwasher detergent-it wouldn't let me enter that as an ingredient.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup dish detergent, cascade dishwasher detergent (powder or liquid)
  • 12 cup Clorox 2 Bleach (for colors)
  • 1 gallon hot water


  1. Mix all ingredients. Add the soiled clothes.
  2. Don't mix colors as this does make the dyes bleed some.
  3. Let soak 24 hours.
  4. Put all in a wash machine and run a regular cycle.
  5. Hope this works as well for you as it did for me!


Most Helpful

A bit of a mixed review for me. This worked great on some fresh mud stains on a white hoodie and some dirty socks. However, it did not work well to remove set stains as others had experienced. I would definitely use again though as the socks looked way better. ( I used Electrasol too). Thx for posting this!

mums the word February 17, 2009

Great Stuff!! I was able to get a strawberry jello stain from last week to come out of my daughters yellow shirt within a matter of minutes. I took another reviews advise and used half a cup of Electrosol detergent and it worked like a charm!!

Keebler832 September 22, 2008

I tried this yesterday and washed the clothes today. My 6 yrs old niece & 3 yrs old newphews clothes set in it for the 24 hours as directed. My future sister inlaw was telling me about this way of stain remover this summer. She said it works great. I forgot about it until I ran across another recipe with different amounts. It calls for 1 cup Clorox 2, 1 cup cascade. Heat 5 gallons of water as hot as you can stand it, put your clothes in and soak. Then launder as usual. "I like to just put it in the hot cycle of my washer then I don’t have to worry about dumping the water and messing with soggy wet clothes". I tried your recipe with set in stains. My 6 yrs old niece had a shirt with yellow paint on it that did not come out and the dark black letters on the front of the shirt faded almost so you can't see them anymore, she also has a skirt with black grease on it that to did not come out all the way but somewhat, but she has a shirt with ketchup stain on it that had been washed already with no results and it worked like a charm. My 3 yrs old newphew has a shirt that had something black on the back that also had been washed before and it to came right out like a charm. This is so easy to whip up it took me minutes. I do have sensitive skin and no gloves on hand so I put the clothes in a old dish pan (bought for this recipe) and I mixed the stain remover in a big pitcher and mixed it with a long wooden spoon and then kinda stirred the clothes with it to. So no touching for me. I'm so glad this worked for at least half my items. I will use this again for sure! Thank you so much for posting this clothes saving recipe. Christine (internetnut)

internetnut October 27, 2007

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