Asked on Feb 25, 2015

Is there any way to get old grease out of dish towels?

by Naomi
My husband has used my dish towels to clean up grease and then washed and dried them.
  8 answers
  • DEBBIEofPA DEBBIEofPA on Feb 26, 2015
    If you have Lemon or Tea Tree essential oils you can put that on the grease stains and let them sit for a bit before washing. Should take out the stain.
  • Darla Darla on Feb 26, 2015
    This will sound weird, but if you soak them completely in vegetable oil, rub to get out the black, wring them then wash in the sink (not with other things) with dish detergent or degreaser, it should come out.
  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Feb 26, 2015
    I'm not sure if you mean machine/car grease or old grease as in food grease. One thing I would try is a good soak in a bucket of very hot soapy water using Dawn dish soap. Dawn seems to be good for everything else, so it just might work on these too.
  • Marj L Marj L on Feb 27, 2015
    my sons were mechanics and worked on machines without having their coveralls on. I used to use a can of classic coke to get the grease out and it worked. You might want to soak your towels in some classic reg coke, hot water and Dawn Dish soap and see it that will take out the grease. Or may just want to poor boiling water over them if it is grease residue in the material.
  • Melissa Melissa on Feb 27, 2015
    I'm with Cheryl. Dawn cleans up oil rig spills (on the commercials) and kitchen grease. I personally use it to get grease spots out of clothes even after they have been washed and dried.
  • Trish V Trish V on Feb 27, 2015
    I soak dirty/grease towels in Biz (in the laundry soap section at your local grocery store) over night then wash with Dawn. I also run a empty hot water load with dawn to get any residue out before my next load of wash.
  • Judy Hamm Judy Hamm on Jun 04, 2015
    instead of laundry soap, use a cup of vinegar in hot water. This also makes them smell clean.
  • Jude Porier Jude Porier on Jun 04, 2015
    Lestoil works on grease stains. My neighbor used this all the time. She married a mechanic.