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    Washing Uniforms with Drano?

    I wash my whites in heavy bleach but was thinking that most of the stains on my chef jacket are fat based. I was wondering if lye would not work better. Since lye is sodium hydroxide and that's what Drano is I was wondering if anyone has tried this?

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    I just get them dry cleaned. They always come back brand new looking.
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    A long soak in a generous amount of oxyclean. Works great and doesn't eat away your clothes. I would be scared to do drano.
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    An old colleague of mine used to swear by cloudy ammonia, I was never game enough to try it.

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    OxiClean is sodium percarbonate, a relatively "green" oxidizing (bleaching) agent. I tend to use a bit more than the instructions recommend, but it works really well for most organic stains. It's also fantastic for cleaning stainless steel items that are stained or clogged with organic oils -- think espresso gear and food robots.
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    +1 on the OxyClean. I have a five gallon bucket in my laundry room where my coats get soaked if they have anything nasty on them. With the sole exception of one peculiar stain on the arm of one coat, it's removed stains from everything I've thrown in there.

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    +1 on oxyclean. Lots of it in the soak water, give it a day(don't forget to poke it, as it builds up bubbles and exposes some of the fabric out of the water, and strange stains remain). Then dump the bucket, with the soak water into the machine, with some more oxyclean. Mine came out stark white.

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    +1 on Oxyclean, great stuff!

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    Chlorine trifluoride is the oxidizer of choice for really stuck on stains, i believe.

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    I thought it was Ammonium perchlorate...?




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