The Best Way to Remove Beet Stains from Your Hands

April 22, 2015 | By | Comments (5)
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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  4. 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
  5. 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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