Q: DD:Red chiles have an intense color, which is especially powerful in extract hot sauces like "Dave’s Insanity." A friend had the mishap of a hot sauce rack falling from the kitchen wall, with bottles spilling sauce on a light-colored countertop. Any idea what helps get rid of the stains?
A: HZ:The bleach worked on my test stain!
A: DD:My theory is that capsorubine and capsanthine, the two redchile colors, attach to free polymers in plastic surfaces, so water wouldn’t work getting rid of the red. The chlorine seems to be able tobreak that connection.