Known for its fiery flavour and rich, creamy sauce, curry is a favourite for many Asian dishes. However, curry stain removal can be a tough task, as vivid ingredients such as turmeric – a bright spice containing the yellow pigment, curcumin – has the tendency to stain fabrics and furniture.
If you need to fix an unfortunate curry stain in a rush, here are some tips to save the day.
Removing curry stains on surfaces
To tackle curry stains on kitchen tops, floors, or any other hard surface, first try swapping your regular kitchen top cleaner for a robust anti-bacterial spray. Check the label for proper instructions, but where possible leave the spray on for a few minutes before working at the stain with a cloth.Alternatively, you can try to remove the stain with a homemade cleaning paste – just be sure to test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area, as these can be slightly abrasive.
Removing curry stains from fabrics
For those curry stains that find their way on to your clothes (particularly sleeves and laps), try these three effective, easy-to-apply solutions. Make sure to test any method on a small area first, and to follow the directions on the product’s label as well as on your garment’s care label.
Removing curry stains from furniture
Having a curry night in the comfort of your own home often results in a few spillages and furniture stains. If possible, it’s best to remove any stained covers and launder them according to the manufacturer’s instructions, but if not, follow the steps below to leave sofas looking their best again.
If you’re in a hurry, and can’t get hold of a biological detergent, you can also try this homemade cleaning solution:
Removing curry stains from tablecloths and coverings
As the most likely place to find curry stains, the humble tablecloth is the ultimate test for curry stain removal techniques. These stains are best tackled using a multi-pronged strategy incorporating several of the methods described above.
Eating in a state of high alert isn’t fun for anyone. Luckily, with these tips you can enjoy a delicious curry and relax, knowing that you’re prepared for anything.