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It’s normal – if you use silverware on ceramic dishes (I have Fiesta dishes) you will see little gray marks and scratches appear over time on your dishware. The marks come from the metal from the metal from silverware scratching the surface. If you have small scratches, you can try water, dish soap and a little baking soda. If you meet a little resistance, I recommend the powdered Bar Keeper’s Friend.
Before we move on, I will tell you that I have tried just about every natural scrubbing cleanser out there to see what actually works the best – all of these will eventually remove the marks, but the Bar Keeper’s Friend powder worked the quickest and with the best overall results.
Here’s what I tried:
- Bar Keeper’s Friend
- Bon Ami (powder)
- Better Life Kitchen and Bath Scrubber
- Bon Ami (liquid)
- my own soft cleaning paste recipe
Once you decide on a method, gather your dishes and line them up to clean them quickly – assembly line style.
Wet the dish and a cloth or paper towel and apply the powder or cream – rub in a circular motion.
You’ll need to use a little elbow grease, but the marks will come up easily in a minute or so. I prefer to use a paper towel because the black marks can stain – if you have an old t-shirt that is a great option.
Wash the cleanser off the plates and run them through your dishwasher. Look at the ‘brand new’ dishes!
Have you tried to remove the gray marks on your dishes? What has/hasn’t worked for you?
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