If you’ve had a set of light colored dishes for a while, you’ve probably noticed a fair amount of grey scratches from metal use. In the past this would mean starting the search for a new set of dishes. But not anymore! ;-) Those scratched dishes are still perfectly good, and there’s a simple fix for brightening them up so they look good as new (seriously!)
This is an easy project you can do in the next week or so, so that your dishes will be clean and sparkly for a special holiday meal!
This SIMPLE FIX has been sitting on the shelves of grocery stores since 1882! Over 130 years ago in Indianapolis, some chemist guy was cooking with rhubarb and noticed how shiny his kitchen tools were when he was done. Being an entrepreneurial sort of guy, he found a way to isolate the active ingredient in rhubarb, and formulated a cleaner that he then sold to local taverns. Thus the name – Barkeeper’s Friend!
It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Something created that long ago is STILL the BEST option for a accomplishing a number of household tasks! Including removing scratches from dishes with relative ease!
Just add a little bit of water and the scrubbing sponge of your choice. (You’ll also want to put on a pair of kitchen gloves, because you don’t want to tear up your fingers!) Give your scrubbing sponge a little bit of elbow grease, but not TOO much. You don’t want to take the finish off of your plates!
Impressive huh? If your “well-loved” dishes are suffering from a similar condition… give Barkeeper’s Friend a try. Your dishes will be holiday-ready in no time!
Note: You can find Barkeeper’s Friend in most grocery stores alongside the Ajax and Comet. You can also check out the Barkeeper’s Friend website for about a million MORE uses. Love those multi-tasking cleaners! :-)