The Best Way to Remove Beet Stains from Your Hands

April 22, 2015 | By | Comments (7)
Chioggia beets (photography by Thomas J. Story)

Chioggia beets (photography by Thomas J. Story)

We’ve been roasting and peeling a lot of beets lately in the Sunset Test Kitchen for an upcoming story on yogurt with cookbook author Janet Fletcher. I was looking like a victim of a horrible accident until our photo session at Janet’s house, when she showed me the best trick ever for removing beet stains from your hands.

Add baking soda and a little water, rub vigorously, then rinse and repeat.

 

Beet stains 4

The baking soda works so much better than lemon juice (my usual remedy), and is way more eco-friendly than disposable gloves. Thanks, Janet!

Janet Fletcher, removing beet stains from her hands

Janet Fletcher, removing beet stains from her hands

 

COMMENTS

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    […] Watch out for beet juice – it gets on everything (I speak from experience!) Make sure you use a cutting board or plate to place your beets on, or you might end up staining your countertop.  If you have trouble getting the stain out of your hands, use lemon juice or try this trick using baking soda. […]

    July 12, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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    […] Watch out for beet juice – it gets on everything (I speak from experience!) Make sure you use a cutting board or plate to place your beets on, or you might end up staining your countertop.  If you have trouble getting the stain out of your hands, use lemon juice or try this trick using baking soda. […]

    June 23, 2017 at 9:37 am
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    […] you don’t use gloves, your manicure will be ruined, but it’ll be worth it. (Psst! Try this baking soda trick to get the beet stains off your […]

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    […] if you don’t use gloves, your manicure will be ruined, but it’ll be worth it. (Psst! Try this baking soda trick to get the beet stains off your […]

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    […] if you don’t use gloves, your manicure will be ruined, but it’ll be worth it. (Psst! Try this baking soda trick to get the beet stains off your […]

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  6. Elaine Johnson

    Keepsmeoutofmischief, same, I’ve gone through so many gloves peeling beets, and with the baking soda, the stains literally disappear.

    April 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm
  7. keepsmeoutofmischief

    I have a pair if washing up gloves that are reserved for beetroot prep. They look like something from CSI! I’ll have to use this tip to try to get them a bit cleaner.

    April 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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