June 27, 2018
If you are like me and you have these gray silverware marks/scratches on your plates from cutting food or spoon marks on your mugs from stirring drinks with a spoon, I have an inexpensive way to help you remove scratches from your dishes and make them look new!
About 2 years ago, I purchased two sets of plain white dishes at IKEA. I love them because they are white and go with everything and I can dress them up or down. But less than 2 years later and they are covered in these gray scratches from our silverware. I don't know what causes these marks. It could be cheap silverware but mine is pretty nice. Maybe cheap dishes? Maybe my kids are just super hard on everything!
I was about to buy two new dinnerware sets (even at IKEA, it would have set me back between $40-$80) when a friend told me to try Bar Keepers Friend. I had never noticed this cleaner on the cleaning isle before. This can was less than $2.00, so it was worth a try.
Just sprinkle some on each plate and rub with a damp cloth. You really don't want your rag to be too wet or it will quickly dissolve the cleanser. What you want is to make it a paste and scrub it around until the marks have been buffed out. It took a little elbow grease but only about 30-60 seconds per plate for the marks to disappear. Since it's a cleaner, I stuck them in the dishwasher and it looked like I had all new plates!
You can see the difference in this before and after! I am so glad to find out about this trick, it was super fast and saved me a ton of money! Now I am off to try it on my stainless steel sink (the can says it's great on that too). **I recommend reading the directions on the can before using. Also, you may want to test a small spot on the back of your plate first.**