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I spilled turmeric on my kitchen counter. What's the best way to get the color out?

asked by Chitra Agrawal about 2 years ago
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added about 2 years ago

Can you tell us what material your countertops are made of?


Sam is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

Start with lemon juice or vinegar and "magic eraser" type sponge.
Rinse and see if that removed it. Then try some Bar keepers friend in a paste.

added about 2 years ago

I agree with Sam , Barkeepers Friend is a miracle cleaner. Paste is better than powder.

added about 2 years ago

I discovered by accident the strangest solution to this problem (my counters, fwiw, are laminate). I accidentally grabbed my bottle of Fit fruit and veggie cleaner when I was grabbing for the counter spray. It caused the colorant/stain to well up and darken, almost as if it had purged it out of the counter. Then it wiped right up.


Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 2 years ago

Depending on what your counters are made of, hydrogen peroxide may help. It certainly won't hurt anything.

added about 2 years ago

Not having this range of solutions, I have found that even after cleaning turmeric still remained on my counter tops, but over time it lightened and couldn't be seen. (Another vote for benign neglect.)


QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

I have caesarstone countertops and clean the tough stains, including turmeric, with Softscrub. It eliminates it completely.

added about 2 years ago

This has worked on my ceaser stone as well as my old laminate. A paste of baking soda and water, let dry. It may take multiple applications. It took sharpie out of my white ceaser stone.