How To Clean Yard Sale Stoneware

Have you ever spied an awesome piece of stoneware at a yard sale and you were reluctant to buy it because it was grimy? Want the expensive stuff at yard sale prices? Let me show you my trick.
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  • Debby Johnston Debby Johnston on Jul 09, 2017
    I cannot get the ingredients to clean the stoneware from this site? Why is that happening?
  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 21, 2019

    What else can you use when the baking powder doesn’t do the trick?

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  • Nest for All Seasons Nest for All Seasons on Sep 24, 2012
    I need to save this -- I run across stuff like this all the time and pass it up due to dirt -- thanks for tip Melanie!!
  • Jaime Wybenga Jaime Wybenga on Jan 05, 2015
    If you are buying stoneware used (or anything) it's always a good Idea to give it a good scrub, but don't shy away from that stoneware. Folks need to realize that stoneware is a bit like cast iron in that "the uglier it looks the better it cooks" it needs to get "seasoned" and because stoneware is poris it's best before cooking so as to make it non-stick. Rub with oil and bake at first ...those dark spots are (normally) just where there was a bit more oils in the food. And remember NEVER use dish soap on them.
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