Any hints for keeping your coats clean?

Joined Oct 13, 2003
I am having a tough time getting and keeping my white coats clean. Help please! Anyone have a hint or two to spare?
Joined Sep 19, 2003
Periodically, through them in the wash for an overnite soak, using a good quality degreaser. After a good 8 hours, run the wash cycle. Then, wash them again using detergent and bleach.
On new coats, iron them after a wash, using spray starch. I have found that this retards the absorption of grease vapor. This is what makes the coats look grey and dingy.
Now, would you like to know the best way to clean the mirror over the bar? LOL:rolleyes:
Joined Nov 21, 2001
to clean the mirror use white vinegar & water and use newspaper instead of paper towels.
Joined Oct 13, 2003
Thanks for the words of advice- and the laughs!
I will try all of the above - thanks again.:D
Joined Apr 13, 2003
my amazing chefly powers retard stains and grease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but when that doesn't work, for really tough stains(you gotta do this the same day of the stain) and this even works on carbon from the bottom of the pots. make a paste of powdered detergent and bleach, then scrub into the stain with a brush,,, let it rest for about an hour then wash as usual,,, if that doesn't do it you just gained some good rags for washing the car and changing oil.
Joined Oct 30, 2003
I use cascade, i add the powdered cascade to my wash with the regular detergent or bleach, and it takes out the food stains very well... hey it takes grease off of out dishes and pots whynot out clothes.
Joined Mar 2, 2002
Use the hand cleaner called "goop" on your spots. Only use that brand. The others don't work as well. I'm a mess in the kitchen, but I can get the stains out. Do it ASAP, tho.
Joined Oct 1, 2003
what i do is SHout! or any other good stain remover for clothes. i spray it on my uniform and let it sit ivernight or up to 3 days. but you gotta do it after your shift because if you wait another time the stain is in for good. i said up to 3 days cuz that way you can wait to wash more than one uniform, save on electricity! after that you just wash at regular warm cycle with regular detergent and it comes usually really mighty clean. since you dont use bleach the uniforms dont turn yellow. and i do use it heavely. almost a bottle a week. but it's goooood!

my 2 cents.

Joined Nov 5, 2003
When your coats are new, have them treated with Scotch-Guard, or just drink enough scotch and you won't care.
Joined Sep 29, 2003
Oxyclean was the only thing that got balsamic vinegar out of my coat after a malfunction with the Robo!
Joined Aug 18, 2004
I use Awesome. It will clean a hood or under a fridge or stove that has been missed all season. It will also take out any greasy stains and keep your clothes white.
Joined Jun 23, 2006
Bleach is not always the key, because if you are like me, and have Black or Dark Piping or lettering on teh jacket, it will change the color of it to like a dingy brown. I spray Tilex directly onto the stain, it comes right off.
Joined Jun 27, 2006
Pre-wash stain treatment applied immediately when arriving home and then OxyClean added to the water when washing, Dry Cleaning and Laundry services have all benn used with varying degrees of success by myself. I later found it better to have two or three jackets in the office. One work, one work spare and a FOH schmoozing coat. This one was usually my best dress coat. I gave up on the harder working Sous Chef long ago Although there were one or two out there. :rolleyes: :D ;)

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