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Sigh - this is the 5th shirt in a month that I have ruined with Pam. Any ideas on what to do? Besides wear an apron, of course.
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Rub dish soap (or cheap shampoo) into the oil stain with a toothbrush. Let sit overnight and wash as usual.

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Use Dawn. I don't use it for anything other than removing oil from laundry now (I use a natural dish soap) but imho, nothing works as well for removing oil from clothing.

I personally didn't have luck letting my clothes sit overnight with the Dawn. I did much better scrubbing with a brush and rinsing immediately, then throwing it in the washer. When I let mine sit, I got larger oil spots where it had released and redeposited. Perhaps, I left mine too long when I let it sit since it dried! However, when that happened, I tried again and rinsed/washed immediately and all came out!

I'd say just give it a shot and see which technique works for you. Either way, I think you'll be able to successfully get it out. Good Luck!
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I rub dish soap into the oil stain. Let set for awhile and launder as usual.
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Dish soap or "clarifying" shampoo, wash pretty quickly like the others said. Works great for me.

I have heard suggested to pour a can of Coke/Cola into the washer with your clothes but that was more for working-on-the-car type items rather than small spots. I haven't tried it myself.
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