Cooking Aftermath: 4 Ways to Remove Haldi Stains From Kitchen Surfaces

As much as it is finger-licking good, let’s admit it. Indian cooking leaves your kitchen countertops, backsplash, drawer handles and sometimes even cabinets with many a tell-tale yellow stain. And after the back-breaking (but worthwhile) cooking session, scrubbing away at these not-so-pretty surfaces is hardly anyone’s idea of fun.

So, let’s try making your cleaning-up job a little less of a chore with these 4 tried-and-tested ways to get rid of those pesky leftovers on your kitchen surfaces. Scroll on to learn what they are.

1. Using Liquid Detergent

You may not have realized this, but your liquid dishwashing detergent is a powerful stain remover. Just dilute it and leave it on the stain for a few minutes and scrub it off gently with a wet microfiber cloth. And Voila! No more turmeric stains.

2. Using Vinegar or Lemon

Alternatively, you can use diluted vinegar or lime juice on the stains and leave it on for some time. Once the stain has got enough time to soak in the solution, wipe it off with a wet cloth to find spotless a surface!

3. Using Baking soda

If the above two fixes fail, you can then bring out the big guns. Take out the baking soda, a champion stain remover, sitting pretty right inside your kitchen shelf! Just add a little bit of water to it to make a thick paste out of it, apply it on the stain and leave it on for a few minutes before wiping the surface clean with a clean, wet cloth.

4. Using Toothpaste

In the unlikely event that the stain still hasn’t given up, time to go to the bathroom and get some toothpaste. Just dab some white toothpaste on the stains and leave it on for a few minutes. Wipe it clean to find that the spots have vanished! Wipe the area clean with a wet cloth.