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How to Clean Chef Coats

A chef coat can become dirty very quickly after a busy night in the kitchen. It is important to have your chef coat clean, free of stains and purely white each and every time you go to work. Understanding how to properly treat stains, grease marks and dirt on your chef coat helps you keep it clean and sparkling.

  1. Lay out your chef coat. For different stains, there are different treatments. For grease stains, rub a tablespoon of Dawn dish liquid soap with your fingers into the stains and let sit for a couple of minutes.

  2. Treat acid-based stains, such as coffee, wine or tomato, with distilled white vinegar. Pour a half cup of the white distilled vinegar over the stain and let sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Apply a generous amount of Shout stain remover gel or spray to any other stains making sure to completely saturate the fabric, thoroughly soaking the substance into the stain. Let the chef coat sit for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the chef coat to the washing machine with no other clothing. Add one cup of bleach to the compartment in the washer machine. Set the hot water setting on the machine and wash the chef coat for the full length of the washing machine cycle.

  5. Try to let the chef coat line dry, or else add it to the dryer and set it on low tumble dry for approximately 20 minutes. If possible, pull it of the machine when it is still damp and line dry.