|Sample before cleaning|
Abrasive Cleansers: A grittier abrasive and will remove darker marks and lighten those where scoring has occurred. The two brands that I like are Bon-Ami and Bar Keeper’s Friend. I find both of these at my local supermarket with the household cleansers. Again, make a paste, apply, wait and rub. Clean of the grit before using the plates.
Commercial Pottery Cleaners: There are two that I know of made to remove utensil marks but they are they are pricier than other methods.
Revere Ware Stainless Steel Cleaner is said will remove even the nastiest metal marking from china or porcelain without etching or abrading the surface. It is manufactured by Copper Clad Products, Inc. of Reading, PA and can be found in many grocery and discount stores. I have never used this product.
Pfaltzgraff Stoneware and Porcelain Cleaner is available directly from Pfaltzgraff and designed for their stoneware but can be used on most everyday dishes and collectible pottery. It is not safe for fine china. This cleanser is corrosive and made of a combination of phosphoric acid, ferric chloride and silica, so you will need to use gloves. Follow the directions carefully. I have used this product and I like the shine it brings back to the plates. Be careful of patterns, colors and leaving it on the dishes too long.
|After cleaning with Bar Keeper's|