Hey there, are you weary of your porcelain dish stains? Are you finding reasons why these stains developed in the first place? If yes, then you’re in the right place! You very well know that Porcelain dishes are popular for their durability and toughness. They also have a chance to get stains off the things that are being eaten in them. If you eat greasily or any kind of food that is oily and don’t wash dishes immediately and put them in the sink overnight then definitely your dishes get stained.
How To Remove Stains From Porcelain Dishes?
You can easily remove stains from porcelain dishes through the ‘soaking method’. For any kind of stain greasy, crazing, rust, or burnt stains, firstly you must use the safe method.
- First use warm water (not hot water) as the first line of defense, to protect your porcelain from damage.
- Now you must use mild cleaning soap to wash your dishes. Surely, greasy stains wash out by using this method.
- After that soak your porcelain dishes in that solution for a few hours.
- After a few hours take out your porcelain dishes from that soapy mixture and rinse with water. Surely, it will solve your problem.
A soaking method is used to remove obstinate stains; this method is about using the mixture of warm water and the mild cleaning dishwasher and making a solution.
Other Remedies To Remove Stains From Your Porcelain Dishes:
There are many ways to clean stains from porcelain dishes but before getting into that, are those stains burnt stains, or is it rust?
For Burnt Stains, the following methods have proved to be helpful
Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and sprinkle on the burnt porcelain dish or pan portion than take a fine cloth piece that is already dipped in warm water and rub baking soda with that piece of cloth in a circular motion. Most of the stains of the burnt area will be cleaned after washing or rinsing with water gently.
White Vinegar(This method is generally used for oil):
Take 1 cup white vinegar and 4 cups water and pour it in the oil burnt pan and put this pan on the stove with low flame or heat, heat until the mixture boils, and then let this solution in that pan have to be cooled.
After this, scrub the burnt oil stains and rinse with water and you will see burnt stains are washed out and your pan is showing lust.
For Silverware Stains, use white vinegar and lemon juice mixture and soak them for a few hours to get good results.
For Rust and other stains like crazing, first, use a simple method of a mild dishwasher and warm water. If that way doesn’t work then use hydrogen peroxide 20% solution strength also called Oxygen bleach.
Charlie’s Soap – Biodegradable Non-Chlorine Oxygen Bleach is the best when it comes to removing such stains.
Soak your dishes of porcelain having rust, crazing, or other harsh stains in oxygen liquid bleach mixed with warm water for few hours or maybe for weeks in a plastic bowl and cover with a lid, then I am damn sure after my own experience that your dishes shine like in a first look and no mark or stain remained.
What Are The Types Of Stains That Porcelain Dishes Have A Risk To Develop?
Porcelain Dishes have the risk of developing greasy or oily stains, rust stains, stains due to crazing and burnt stains, etc.
Greasy stains develop on your porcelain dishes when you leave the oily food in your dishes in the sink or in the freezer overnight or for a long time. So, definitely oily or greasy things leave their marks on your porcelain or chinaware.
Rust stains are because of the iron which sticks to your dishes while they are stored where there is a little moisture.
Burnt stains. When some kind of food like tomatoes, fruits, and jams are heated up in the porcelain pans or during baking when anything of ingredients burnt by chance, they leave a mark or burnt stains on porcelain baking pans or dishes. It’s not easy to clean burnt stains and your porcelain dish again blushes like before.
What Is Crazing?
Crazing! It may upset you for a while but it can be repairable. Crazing means there are fine cracks in your porcelain’s glaze. The glaze is a very thin coating so cracks can easily appear because crazing occurs due to the contraction or tension of the glaze more than clay body and crazing seems like a spider-web on the surface of your porcelain dish, stains of any kind; clearly visible are these fine cracks. Stains of brown or red color are due to bacteria.
Some Precautionary Measures That You Must Have Follow;
- Avoid sudden temperature change while using porcelain dishes.
- Avoid hot water usage, use warm or cold water
- Always wash dishes in plastic bowls otherwise knock will damage your porcelain dishes.
- While using hydrogen peroxide for colored and gold-rimmed porcelain dishes must test it on a small area and then use it.
- Don’t use chlorine bleach for porcelain use Oxygen Liquid bleach.
To sum up the discussion; porcelain dishes get stains of many kinds like grease, rust, crazing, silver, etc. Using a gentle way of water and mild washing cleaner is good to protect porcelain dishes from damage.
If stains are not removed by using this way then use harsh cleaners and other methods like baking soda and water mixture, Oxygen liquid bleach and water mixture, and white vinegar and lemon mixture. These are effective ways to keep your dishes clean and lusty.