An Amazing Way to Remove Scuff Marks From Dinnerware!

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Over time and with heavy use, ceramic plates, dishes, bowls, and other dishes get those little dark scuff marks on them which make them not so pretty. My mom gave me a set of Correlle plates and bowls when I left for college. After a few years, they weren't pristine anymore. Thankfully I found a super easy, quick, and cheap way to get them back!
an amazing way to remove scuff marks from dinnerware
I'm talking about those little marks you can see there in the middle of the plate which kinda look like veins . Mine weren't terrible, though some people have much darker ones. This will work for light and darker marks!
an amazing way to remove scuff marks from dinnerware
The first thing you need to do is get your plate wet.
an amazing way to remove scuff marks from dinnerware
Next, sprinkle just a little of Bar Keepers Friend onto the plate. Then let it sit for 3-5 minutes.
an amazing way to remove scuff marks from dinnerware
Take a soft paper towel and gently scrub the Bar Keepers Friend into the plate, until all the scruff marks are gone!
an amazing way to remove scuff marks from dinnerware
Then rinse and be amazed at the results!
an amazing way to remove scuff marks from dinnerware
I went on to use this for our Corelle bowls too! It's so quick and easy you guys! I am a huge fan of this product!

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Suggested materials:

  • Bar Keepers Friend  (Walmart)
  • Water
  • Paper Towel
Katelyn Fagan

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  • Ron Gonshorowski
    on Apr 19, 2017

    I use Pyrex measuring cups in my microwave and they have turned white, so maybe this will work.

    • Liza
      on Apr 20, 2017

      I have hard water and it shows up in my clear glass measuring cup. After no success trying CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust remover), and my mom's recommendation to rinse it out with white vinegar, I decided to go ahead and clean my microwave with the vinegar left in the cup. I added about an equal amount of water (for a total of ~ 2" liquid in an Ikea 3 cup measuring cup), nuked it for 2 minutes, and wiped out the microwave. Went to rinse out the measuring cup and discovered it was now crystal clear. So, I recommend a 1:1 ratio of water to white vinegar, no need to fill up the container you are cleaning, and a couple of minutes on high in the microwave. The goal is to create some steam, not to boil the liquid dry. You'll clean up the mineral deposits on your measuring cup and the tomato soup deposits in the microwave.

  • Arnavaz
    on Apr 19, 2017

    Where can I get this bar.. product

    • Lisa Peterson
      on Jan 4, 2019

      Most larger grocery stores have it with cleaning supplies, near comet and soft scrub

  • Lena Owens
    on Jul 24, 2018

    Does this work on darker dishes too? We have a set of black octagon shaped dishes that I love but they are getting very scratched up.

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  • Everything Pretty
    on Oct 23, 2017

    I used a magic eraser on my Correll dishes and ruined them. The top layer came off, so they would grab every bit of dirt in the dishwasher and come out dirtier than when they went in. I had to recycle them.

  • Vicky Kramer
    on Dec 20, 2017

    Bar Keepers Friend is amazing. I use it all the time, especially on my stainless steel cookware. It get tea and coffee stains out of your cups. I love to clean with it.

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