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How to Remove Marks from Dishes and Servingware with BKF

November 23, 2022

How to remove marks from dishes and servingware, especially how to do so quickly, could be critical to know. It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you’re hosting the holiday meal. You’ve cleaned the house, decorated for the celebration, and you already know what you’re going to prepare. Maybe you’ll be cooking a few crowd-pleasing classics from your family-recipe archives. But have you thought about how you’re going to serve your guests? You don’t want to serve Grandma’s famous au gratin potatoes in a stained casserole dish or put your turkey on a porcelain platter that’s covered in knife marks, do you?  

How to Remove Marks from Dishes and Servingware with BKF

Are your holiday dishes looking a bit dull? We’ve got some cleaning tips for you. If your glassware, dishes, and servingware aren’t quite holiday-ready, Bar Keepers Friend has what you need. Read about these easy ways to make your dishes shine:  

Getting Rid of Utensil Marks

Anytime silverware touches a light-colored plate or dish, it may leave a faint gray mark. As these marks accumulate, they may appear dark gray or black. Thankfully, these marks don’t damage your dishes, and they aren’t permanent. 

To get rid of utensil marks, all you need is one of these products: BKF Cleanser or Soft Cleanser along with a sponge or non-scratch scrubber pad, some water, and a clean, dry cloth. 

Sprinkle the powder cleanser – or apply the cream cleanser – onto a damp sponge or scrub pad, spread the solution over the dish surface, and allow 10 to 15 seconds for the cleanser to begin breaking up the utensil marks. Scrub the dish surface lightly to moderately, rinse thoroughly, and wipe dry. (Always rinse within one minute of application – if marks remain, repeat the process).

Remove Grimy Residue from Casserole Dishes

Pyrex and glass casserole dishes are versatile pieces of cookware that may be part of meal preparation several days a week. With heavy use, these kitchen essentials can become stained with food oils and burnt-on food debris. BKF makes a product specifically for removing stubborn greasy stains: Cookware Cleanser & Polish.

Wet the surface of the dish, and add a light sprinkling of BKF Cookware Cleanser & Polish powder. Spread the cleanser to coat the surface for 10-15 seconds, then scrub the dish with a damp sponge or non-scratch scrub pad and rinse within one minute of application. Repeat if grime remains, and when finished cleaning, dry thoroughly with a soft cloth to restore shine. 

Banish Hard Water Spots

Water spots may not affect the flavor of a fine Pinot Grigio, but sipping wine is a more enjoyable experience when the wine glass is crystal-clear. 

If hard water has made your glasses look spotty or cloudy, you can make them sparkle again with BKF Soft Cleanser. Rinse the glass inside and out before applying a small amount of soft cleanser and evenly on the glass. Using a glass brush, damp sponge, or non-scratch scrub pad, carefully scrub the glass, then rinse and wipe dry with a lint-free cloth. Repeat if spots or haze remain. 

What the Pros Had to Say 

“After reveling in the magic that is BKF, rinse the cleanser fully off the plate. Once you wash your scratch-free plate with soap and water, it’ll be ready to use — and, if you’re anything like me, BKF will become your new favorite kitchen multitool, too. Happy scrubbing!” — The 10-Second Trick for Erasing Knife Marks from Your Plates

“Before we move on, I will tell you that I have tried just about every natural scrubbing cleanser out there to see what actually works the best – all of these will eventually remove the marks, but the Bar Keeper’s Friend powder worked the quickest and with the best overall results.” — How to Get Rid of Marks on Dishes

“To get rid of stains and scratches on mugs, glassware and porcelain servingware, sprinkle BKF on a damp sponge and wipe onto the scratched surface. Let sit for 10 to 15 seconds, then lightly scrub with a damp sponge. Rinse and wipe clean.” — 9 Things You Can Do With Bar Keepers Friend

How Do YOU Use BKF?

Do you have any BKF cleaning success stories? We’d love to see your before-and-after photos! You can upload them here. We hope you enjoy your stain free serving dishes and have a Happy Thanksgiving!  

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