Simple products - straight from your kitchen cupboard - can often replace the harsher chemicals of expensive commercial stain-removers.
The type of fabric and age of the stain will affect which treatment works best, and how quickly. Delayed treatment, hot water, and machine-drying may set stains permanently. For best results, attack stains when they are fresh.
As with any laundry product, sometimes it will be necessary to pre-soak a little longer, or to repeat the treatment before laundering as usual.
Note: Always test stain treatments first, on a hidden part of the cloth. Do not use water warmer than is recommended by the instructions on a garment's care label.