Laundry!

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by shahar, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. shahar

    shahar

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    Hey there fellow cooks and chefs
    Need data on exprience with laundry
    I try washing my chef jacket but no matter
    how much bleach I put or soak
    I can't get those **** cuffs white.
     
  2. shahar

    shahar

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    Well, that was my chef's answer.
    But I don't have a TV, nor a credit card.
    How do i get that white magical powder?
     
  3. nancya

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    Have you tried Oxy Clean? I know it's as seen on TV, which in general I don't trust...but I have found that soaking whites in Oxy Clean has brightened them far more than bleach, and it doesn't damage the fibers. It doesn't take out everything, but has done a wonderful job on many things.
     
  4. kylew

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    I have seen it in Bed, Bath & Beyond stores.
     
  5. risa

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    I've also seen the OxyClean at Walgreens and Wal-Mart. I haven't tried it personally but the Orange Glo stuff that usually is sold with it works quite well for cleaning up my kitchen and bathroom.
     
  6. nancya

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    I buy Oxy Clean in giant, much less expensive, tubs at Sam's club.
     
  7. lynne

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    I believe that hydrogen peroxide is pretty much the same thing as Oxyclean...either way - it can work!

    Also a can of coke poured into the wash can help; especially if the cuffs were really greasy...it definitely goes a long way into making the whites whiter. (Really makes you want to go and get a cool bottle of Coke now, doesn't it...) BTW, Coke brand seems to work better...

    By the way -- unless you have 100% cotton chefs coats, you should not bleach them -- the bleach can make them turn yellow! My Dad used to work for one of the major manufacturers, and that was always the advice--

    [ August 30, 2001: Message edited by: lynne ]
     
  8. svadhisthana

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    There is another post on this in the archives. I think several people recommended "the queen of clean" book that you can get at the local library.
     
  9. isa

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    I recall my mother using bleu de lessive. it makes your white whiter and cleaner. Don't use more than the quantity recommanded cause your white will turn a pale shade of blue.