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Going, going, gone - our top stain removal tips

Drips, spills and accidents happen. Here are quick and easy tips to get rid of stains for good.

1. Prewash is your friend for extra tough football pitch stains or baby food spillages.

2. Select 'stain option' if it's available for a longer, more intensive wash cycle.

3. Always act fast. Speed in treating the stain will give you a much greater chance of success.

4. You may hear it often, but 'always read the label' is good advice for washing instructions tailor made for your clothes.

Remember to look after your washing machine, as well as your clothes.

For optimum results from your appliance, use our washing machine cleaner and descaler regularly.

No.1: Loosen the lipstick stain with glycerine or a prewash stain remover, dab then rinse before washing.

No.2: Speed matters so soak both sides of the fabric in cold water, then wash in lukewarm soapy water before giving it a final rinse.

No.3: Washing machine cleaner cleans the interior drum which reduces spots and laundry marks for perfect results with every wash.

No.4: It's part of every break nationwide but if tea or coffee is spilt then act fast. Soak or dampen it immediately and ideally wash before it dries.

No.5: Pasta sauce has a tendency to land on tops. If this happens, soak in soapy water, rinse, then wash.

No.6: Use descaler once every three months to protect washing machines in hard water areas and eliminate harmful limescale build up.

No.7: Place your oil stain on a clean towel, dab it with washing up liquid on a toothbrush and gently scrub in circular motions. Wash on a high temperature according to fabric care advice.

No.8: Chill your fabric in the fridge then remove the hardened wax and iron on a low temperature.

No.9: On sunny days grass stains are hard to avoid, we recommend an instant soak. Then wash in a laundry product with enzymes at a high temperature.

No.10: Whether it's a dippy egg or sunny side up, both will drip. To treat egg stains, apply cold water then clean with soapy water before a final rinse.

No.11: Spilt milk happens, dab off the liquid with cold water then wash in cold, soapy water.

No.12: Dab the stain either with citric acid (found in lemons or laundry treatments) or vinegar (white is best on fabric) then wash in warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.

No.13: It's true salt does work, sprinkle the stain liberally with salt and let it soak in. Once dry, brush off the excess then wash with laundry bleach if needed.

No.14: Vegetable stains can be treated with sliced potato. Wipe the stain with cold water and place the potato slice over the affected area. Leave and then rinse.

No.15: The trick here is to let it dry, brush off, then wash. It makes wet mud far easier to manage.

No.16: To prevent stains and any lingering odour, give clothing a good soak in soapy water before washing.

Look after your washing machine for optimum results.

It's just as important to look after your washing machine as it is your clothes. Our quick tips guide will help you keep performance at its peak.

Use our washing machine cleaner and descaler for dual action power to beat limescale and detergent build up. The result? No more musty smells and every load is extra clean and fresh.

Boost your stain busting power with AutoStain.

Imagine extra help with stain removal in every wash. Selected Bosch washing machines include an AutoStain feature with 16 unique stain-removing settings.

It's ideal for busy, messy daily life and gets your clothes back in pristine condition.

The result is brilliantly clean laundry without the need for a separate wash or additional stain removers. Enjoy spotless laundry at the touch of a button.