How To Get Scratches Out Of Your Fine Dinnerware

March 4, 2019

Dreamstime

Drat!  Your beloved "good dishes" have developed scratches on their surface!  Don't despair as we have found a magical solution to repair those scratches: cream of tartar! You betcha! Make sure your scratched plates are clean and dry and sprinkle a little bit of cream of tartar onto scuffed dishes. Add a tad of water and stir it into the cream of tartar to make a paste. Using circular motions with your fingers, a sponge, or a dish rag, gently rub the scuff marks with the paste until they’re gone. When you’re plates look good, rinse them with water, wipe them dry with a dish cloth, and you’re good to go! Which leads us to the next question, what the heck is cream of tarter?  Well it's an acidic byproduct that’s left behind in wine barrels after the wine has been fermented. It gets purified into the powdery white substance that you can find in the baking aisle at your grocery store. And it’s the citric acid in cream of tartar that makes it a great cleaning agent for scratched dishes and by adding it to baking soda it like Mario eating a mushroom in boosting an already great cleaning product into magical proportions!

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SOURCE: The Kitchn

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