Years ago when I was buying dishes for the first time I was worried about getting dishes that get the scratch marks on them. I loved the idea of white dishes, but not the grey scratching that comes with it. I was so concerned that when I finally found some dishes that I liked I bought just one dish. I then proceeded to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner off of the same dish for two weeks. At the end of two weeks there wasn’t even a hint of a scratch mark. So, I went and bought a whole set of them.
They have held up really well for the last 12 years, but in the last year I have started to notice some marks on them. When I looked on pinterest for ideas I noticed everybody recommended Ajax or a bleach pin. I wasn’t real crazy about using either on our plates. Finally, a couple of weeks ago I read in an old church cookbook that cream of tartar will remove the scratches. I decided to give it a try. It’s an easy way to remove scratches from your dishes.
I started with my plate that is the worst. The scratches are very noticeable. I bought a small bottle of cream of tartar at Aldi for only $.79. I sprinkled a liberal amount of the tartar on the plate. I would guess around 1 tablespoon.
I then used a damp microfiber towel to scrub at the plate. The water in the towel helped create a paste with the cream of tartar. I did have to scrub at it for a few minutes, but most of the scratches disappeared.
I washed the plate off and ran it through the dishwasher. There is one small scratch that you can still see, but for the most part it looks pretty good. I was able to take the scratches out of all of the dishes in about 30 minutes and with one container of cream of tartar.
I only did this recently, so I don’t know if this will be a long term or short term fix. I am happy that for around $.79 I could fix the scratches in my plates, even if it only lasts a couple of months.
I would love to hear if you have tried this before and if so how long it lasted? Any other tips you have for keeping the scratches off of plates?
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