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How to Take Care of Your Precious Dinnerware

August 03, 2022

A set of fine crockery adds value to a well-designed modular kitchen. Unfortunately, with regular use, the texture of the tableware starts getting affected. Then begins the rigorous research into how to get rid of all those stubborn residues from your delicate tableware. But not anymore because we are here with some quick fixes for your precious dinnerware.


Tips for maintaining your expensive dinnerware:


Porcelain:

White porcelain dinnerware consists of clay, silica, and feldspar. The material is fired at a higher temperature. All these materials are dishwasher safe and need no further polishing. It's very easy to maintain white porcelain dinnerware. Ensure not to use harsh chemicals; otherwise, they might damage the texture.

Baking soda:

  • Sprinkle some baking soda on the sponge.
  • Rub it over the stained dishes and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will help eliminate dirt, grease, and residues.
  • Rinse your dishes; make sure the flow is not too strong.
  • Put some plant-based dishwashing liquid on the sponge and rub gently; later, rinse it with water.

Salt and Vinegar:

  • Mix equal parts of salt and vinegar; 1 tsp of salt and vinegar per 2 plates.
  • Soak the dishes in the mixture for 10 minutes.
  • Gently rinse the paste; ensure no salt residue is left.
  • Afterwards, wash it with your dish liquid that has no toxic chemicals.

Glassware:

The ideal way to clean glassware is to wash them with hot water and keep them in the direct sunlight for drying. Generally, glass dinner sets are silicon-based material, and it is safe for dishwashers. However, if the glassware sets are printed to embedded with some stones and crystal, then hand washing is recommended. Even in your everyday cleaning routine, you have to take care of certain things while cleaning the glassware, for example:

  • Use a natural dishwashing liquid that effectively removes stains without damaging the texture.
  • Ideally, hand washing is the most convenient way because the dishwasher might clean the stains, but there might be soap residues.
  • Good techniques take time, but it gives the proper result. Use hot water and a small amount of liquid soap, so it doesn't sleep away and break.
  • If you want to wipe out any stains, use a lint-free material like microfibre

How to remove hard stains from glassware:


Organic residues like coffee or wine stains and hard water marks on glassware sets need extra care. Before giving it for washing, you can easily rub some raw lemon extract/ baking soda/ vinegar on the residues and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will break the dirt particles and clean the greases without damaging the texture.


How to clean sticky labels on glass:


Apply oil or alcohol-based products like nail polish remover for stubborn deposits.


Process;

  • Soak the glass utensil in hot water until it cools down.
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes and rub it off with a cloth.
  • If it's hard to remove, you can merge the dishes in vinegar or cooking oil overnight.

Caution:

  • Avoid using the dishwasher for expensive wine sets.
  • Use a natural glass cleaner that is paraben and toxic-free.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaning pads.

Home remedies for cleaning glassware sets:

  • Vinegar and warm water:
  • Mix 2 tsp of vinegar with a cup of warm water.
  • Dip a clean microfibre cloth and start wiping the plates.
  • Wash it with running water to remove the pungent smell.


Baking soda:

  • Baking soda is the magic weapon to remove burning stains from glass dinner sets.
  • Add water and 2 tsp of baking soda to the cookware.
  • Heat it until the water starts boiling.
  • Keep it for 5 minutes before rinsing.

Bone china:

Bone china dishes are fired at a lower temperature than porcelain. As a result, certain food and oil stains might ruin your delicate bone china. Detergents or dishwashing liquids with a low-chlorine content can prevent chemical reactions.


How to wash bone china dinner sets:


Wash dishes straight away to remove any acidic or sticky food residues.

Wash each utensil individually with mild plant-based dishwash liquid like TheBetterHome's natural dishwash cleaner with no toxic chemicals. The powerful blend of enzymes breaks the dirt particles and loosens the hold of grease and stains. It is safe for pets and babies and causes no damage to the glaze of your precious dinnerware.


Tips for maintaining the glaze of your bone china:

  • Don't stack one over the other; it can cause chipping and breakage sometimes.
  • Do not use newspaper while wrapping.
  • Don't use boiling hot or freezing cold water; it may cause harmful reactions. Lukewarm water is the safest option.
  • Don't wipe immediately after washing; turn the dishes upside down and pat the excess water with a soft towel.

White bone china turning into pale yellow? Use these quick home remedies.


Baking soda:

  • Add 2 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp of water to a bowl.
  • After the paste gets thicker, apply it to your bone china and let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • Scrub the spot and rinse.
  • Baking soda and white vinegar:
  • Mix equal parts of water, baking soda, and white vinegar (1tsp).
  • Soak the stained dishes in the solution for a few hours.
  • Rinse and repeat the process twice a week.

Lemon and hot water:

  • Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 2-3 cups of boiling water.
  • Soak the stained china in it.
  • Scrub with the lemon peel for spotless cleaning.

Stoneware:


Stoneware is a fancy affair in most households. They just get to sit at the dinner table when special guests come home. Stoneware is perfect for baking, and you can easily increase the heat up to 450 degrees F.

  • Tips to clean lodged stoneware:
  • Allow the cookware to cool.
  • Handwashing with warm soapy water would be best.
  • Scrub the stains with a nylon brush to maintain the shine.
  • For extra gloss, rub citrus fruit peels on the grease.
  • Use nylon pads to scrap food residues; metal pads might scratch the surface.

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