There are many safe and natural ways to clean dish stains and marks from your dishes. Not only is left-over residue unhealthy, it’s unappetizing to serve to your family or guests. Follow these easy suggestions below by using items you probably have right now, on hand.
1. Soak Dishes with Baking Soda
Dust baking soda on cookware, add water, and let be for 1-2 hours. Wash normally. This method is great for removing dried foods like last night’s spaghetti and meat balls.
2. Erase Hard Water Spots
Add vinegar to your rinse water. Pour about 1cup of vinegar into a sink of hot water and let dishes soak all night. By the morning, hard water residue will have disappeared. Rinse vinegar away and dishes are restored and may even look brand-new
3. Removing Burned-on Food
Fill your pot or pan with 2-3 inches of water. Add 1/2 cup baking soda and bring to a boil. Bring the temperature to a rapid-simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for a 30 minutes. After, wash as usual while gently scrubbing. The burnt-on food ought to come off effortlessly.
4. Coffeemaker Cleaner
Mix 3 cups white vinegar with 6 cups of water. Brew the mixture through a regular cycle. And boom, the coffee maker is clean as new.
5. The Sun Cleans Plastic Dishes
Place your plastic dishes out into the sunlight for 1-2 hours. The stronger the sunlight the better. Bring inside and wash gently and tomato stains are gone. This will also remove nasty odors as well.
6. Bleach Ceramic, Plastic and Metal
Use a very weak solution; only few drops of bleach in 2-3 cups. Let the dishes sit in the solution sit for 30 minutes. Rinse the dishes thoroughly. This technique is very effective in cleaning tea and coffee stains from cups and silverware.
7. Natural Solution for Vases, China and Glass
Fill your vase, china, or glass with a mixture of black tea, lemon juice, and vinegar. Once you have the container filled, let it sit for 1 ½ hours. Wash and rinse. Stains are removed easily and chemical free.
8. Porcelain Stains
Dampen a sponge and dust the dish with mixture of 1 tbsp. of baking soda, and ¼ cups of peroxide. With white dish-rag, scrub the area gently until the stain is gone. You can also use toothpaste instead, but do not use a toothbrush to scrub the porcelain.
If this won’t do the trick, try a mixture of half vinegar and half salt. Soak the stain for about an hour. Rinse off and the stain should be gone!
9. Clean and Maintain Your Dishwasher
Your dishwasher is often the biggest culprit in causing your dirty dishes. Hard water stains, dishwater stains, and other food baked onto your dishes can drive you nuts! According to Atlas Appliances Ltd, it’s easy to stop your dishwasher from messing up your dishes if you just clean and repair the machine properly.
Now you’ll enjoy immaculately clean dishes free of dish stains, along with pots, pans and serving plates and glass stains will be a thing of the past. Remember that bleach is powerful, so keep out of the reach of small children and pets.