How To Remove Tough Cooking Stains

05/24/2012 10:58 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

This has probably happened to you at one time or another: You're cooking a delicious tomato sauce, filling it with wonderful flavor and cooking it slowly and carefully, then all of a sudden the sauce spits up at you and your shirt is covered in tomato sauce (unless you remembered to wear an apron). The plain and simple truth is that kitchen accidents happen, and if it isn't tomato sauce, it's melted chocolate, red wine or even an oil splatter. But there's no need to be alarmed and there's no reason to throw away that shirt if you know a few tricks. In the slideshow below we give you the cleaning remedies for eight common food stains that you get in the kitchen while cooking or preparing food.

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