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As someone who blogs about food a lot, I should be way more attentive to these ‘Food Holidays’. As it stands right now, I usually see everybody else’s posts, tweets and Instagrams, crave whatever is being celebrated, and then go make it. Well it turns out that March 27th was National Jam Day. My favourite way to enjoy jam is on a slice of lightly buttered toasted whole wheat bread. I have a horrible track record of dropping my toast though… and have a collection of stained ‘painting shirts’ to prove it. Tide removes over 100 stains in one wash, so I gave Tide Ultra Stain Release with its Zap! Cap a go to see if it really could remove a couple of tough stains… Strawberry AND Blueberry Jam.
I started with a brand spanking new white cotton tee, a bottle of Tide Ultra Stain Release and a couple huge dollops of strawberry and blueberry jam.
I thought maybe if I was nice, the stain Gods would be good to me…
The first step in stain removal for this sort of stain is to remove any excess.
Then press and blot the stain with a clean, wet cloth. At this point I thought I might have gone too far – what a mess!
To pre-treat this mega stain I drizzled on some Tide…
… then using the Zap! Cap I worked that Tide into the stain. Again, I thought I was doomed and would have to start all over again lest I would totally screw up this experiment.
After 20 minutes, I threw the shirt in the washer with a normal amount of Tide and washed it with warm water on my regular cycle. When it came out, it looked good, but I could still see faint traces of the blueberry jam letters… look closely and you might see it in the photo above. So, following instructions, I pretreated again and then re-washed.
After the second wash and drying there was absolutely NO TRACES of jam, even the blueberry! Let’s just say I totally impressed myself. Let’s ALSO just say there will always be a bottle of Tide Ultra Stain Release in my laundry cabinet for when tough stains happen… I have more than enough painting clothes. Over the next couple of months I’ll be putting Tide through even more everyday tough stain testing, so stay tuned.
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