Friday, February 10, 2012

Cleaning 101

During Park Day yesterday, a fellow Mom asked our little group a question regarding removal of black streaks from her dishware. One Mom mentioned Bar Keepers Friend as a great source of cleaning, and I seconded the thought.

It's great to offer advice on how to clean something, but what about the cause?
Black streaks on dishware are usually the result of inexpensive cutlery in the dishwasher. Simply stated - the metals from the cutlery will rub off onto the plates causing the marks, which are more like scuffs on a floor, than actual scratches.

Another thing to consider is to purchase matte finish silverware, as it will not scuff dishware quite as much as the more metallic finishes.

Cleaning Tip #1 - When you notice black or grey scuff marks on your dishware, take a dampened soft sponge or rag and apply a dab of Bar Keepers Friend, known as the Can Do Cleanser, to the dishware. Gently rub in a circular motion until the scuff mark is removed; then rinse and dry.  

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