Remove Pumpkin Pie Stains

Crisp Fall mornings, steaming cups of apple cider and needing to remove pumpkin pie stains from your clothing, floor, table linens, and every other surface this sweet and delicious sticky pie has landed. That is a pretty accurate description of the autumn months for most of us. The cooler months bring with them an incredible bounty of pumpkins, which means lots of delicious pumpkins pies. The bright orange flesh of the pumpkin, however, can also leave an irritating and unsightly stain behind.

Remove Pumpkin Pie Stains

Being faced with a pumpkin pie stain doesn’t have to put a damper on your holiday, not at all. There are several very effective methods that will help you to remove pumpkin pie stains from the surfaces around your home. While pumpkin pies are popular around Thanksgiving, the reality is that we all indulge in this delicious confection year-round; making these tips to remove pumpkin pie stains invaluable no matter the season.

Remove Pumpkin Pie Stains From Table Linen

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Oxygen bleach
  • White vinegar
  • Clean sponge

So your family made it through the entire Thanksgiving meal without a single drop of gravy on your grandmother’s beautiful eggshell-colored table linens? Then the dessert rolls out and you watch in horror as your brother-in-law drops a giant dollop of delicious pumpkin pie onto the linen! Don’t panic! There are some really good ways to remove pumpkin pie stains, without compromising the delicate table linens you’ve been taking such good care of.

  1. Remove as much of the spilled pie from the linen. It is often best to use a teaspoon or the back of a butter knife so that you can avoid potentially smearing the pie further into the table linen.
  2. Fill the sink up with water that is as hot as the linens can tolerate, the water should at least be steaming.
  3. Add a scoop of oxygen bleach and submerge the linens.
  4. Allow the linen to soak for up to fifteen minutes and then rinse the suds clear from the linen.
  5. If the stain is still present then a bit of white vinegar blotted onto a clean sponge can help to further work the stain out of the fibers of the linen.
  6. Once the stain has been thoroughly removed, you can launder it as per the recommended guidelines for table linen.

Rubbing alcohol is also very affective when you need to remove pumpkin pie stains. Just take extra care to rinse the residue out before you store it.

 

Remove Pumpkin Pie Stains From Baking Dishes

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Scrubbing brush

There is something very irritating about running your baking dishes through the dishwasher only to find that there are black burned on pieces from your pumpkin pie that just didn’t come off through the wash cycle. A lot of us simply shrug and put the baking dishes into the cupboard, figuring they are clean enough. But there is a better option! You can remove pumpkin pie stains that have been baked and burned onto the baking dishes, and ensure that your baking dish is actually clean.

  • Perhaps the most important part of this process to remove pumpkin pie stains from your baking dishes is to use boiling water. Boil water in your kettle or in a large pot and completely cover the baking dish with the scalding water.
  • Once the water has cooled down to a comfortable temperatures, create a paste using baking soda and liquid dish detergent. It should have the same consistency as toothpaste does.
  • Apply the cleaning paste to the baking dish with your fingers and work it into the baked on stain.
  • Use the scrubbing brush to work at the stain, but you’ll likely find that you don’t need to put much in the way of effort into this, as the boiling water will have loosened the stain up really well.
  • If there are any little bits left over on the baking dish, you can add a bit of baking soda and white vinegar to create a bubbling cleaning solution that, when worked into the baking dish with your fingers, will be very effective.

This is best to remove pumpkin pie stains from glass and ceramic baking dishes. Aluminum can sometimes be a bit trickier because it is very easy to scratch the surface of your aluminum baking trays and pans. The baking soda and liquid dish detergent, however, should get the job done for you.

Remove Pumpkin Pie Stains From Silk

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Clean sponge
  • White absorbent towel

Enjoying a nice piece of pumpkin pie while wearing your finest silk blouse or tie is almost a sure way of getting an unsightly stain! The good news is that it is fairly easy to remove pumpkin pie stains from silk, with just a little bit of elbow grease and a few cleaning essentials that you have in your home right now.

  1. Remove any chunks of pie, using a spoon or the backside of a butter knife.
  2. Place the silk garment on top of the white absorbent towel, laid out flat on your kitchen or bathroom counter.
  3. Blot at the stain carefully, using the rubbing alcohol. You should never rub or use a lot of force when you are cleaning stains up, otherwise you run the risk of further pushing the offending stain into the fibers of the garment.
  4. Continue blotting until the stain, starting at the outer edges of the stain and working towards the center.

Once the stain has been completely removed from the garment, it is important that you launder it as per the recommended care instructions for the silk. If you don’t feel comfortable working on stains on your silk garments then be sure to point the stain out when you take the silk item in for dry cleaning

Remove Pumpkin Pie Stains From Carpet

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Carpet stain remover
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Clean sponge
  • Clean white absorbent towels
  • White vinegar

Don’t let a spilled pumpkin pie put a damper on your family time! Pumpkin pie stains on carpets can be particularly irritating because they are often sticky and prone to being quick-staining! The good news is that it is relatively easy to remove pumpkin pie stains from carpet if you are able to get to the stain swiftly. But what about stains that went unnoticed and then set into the carpet fibers?

  1. Start by removing any remaining pieces of the pumpkin pie from the carpet. A spoon is a good choice for this, but you may find that the stain has dried to the point where you can use a hand-held vacuum to remove the remaining chunks
  2. If you have carpet stain remover solution on hand, then you can use it to completely saturate the stain.
  3. If you don’t have any on hand, then create a paste using liquid dish detergent and baking soda. Completely cover the stain with the cleaning paste.
  4. Allow the cleaning solution to work its way into the carpet fibers and then use a clean sponge dipped in warm water to blot up the sudsy residue.
  5. It could take a few attempts to get the stain out, but so long as you are pulling the stain out of the carpet then you can consider it to be successful.
  6. Once the stain has been removed, blot at the area with white vinegar and place a clean white absorbent towel on top of the damp area.
  7. Press firmly and place a heavy object on top of it. Leave it that way for about fifteen minutes.
  8. Blot again at the area using clean water to remove any residue, and blot dry with another white towel again.

The sooner that you are able to start to remove pumpkin stains, the better chances you have that the stain will come out of the clothing, linen, carpet or upholstered surface. If you can’t treat the stain immediately then at the very least be sure to blot at the stain with cold water to remove as much of the pumpkin pie as possible.