Saturday, June 13, 2015
Another Before And After! This Time It's A Clean-up Tip. Ever Had Bar Keepers Friend Recommended To Clean Knife Marks Off Your China? Guess What, It Works! Status: Skepticism Fail.
Years ago I found a pair of yellow Fiesta dinner plates at the thrift store with utensil marks all over them. Some kind soul recommended that I try Bar Keepers Friend to clean them up and I passed, choosing instead to use 0000 steel wool, baking soda and a lot of elbow grease to achieve the same result. Today, I eat crow.
I should have just listened. I'm always so skeptical of "miracle cures" that I thought, "no way it's that
easy". It is. Simple as that. It took so little effort to clean the silvery knife marks off these plates
that I felt physical embarrassment upon their demise. The photos above and below have been
enhanced (to exactly the same degree - all four) to better show the difference after a light quick
cleaning with the scouring powder.
So now, you don't have to put those amazing dinner ware finds back on the Goodwill shelf just
because they have utensil marks! Get yourself a can of Bar Keepers Friend to keep around the
house. No telling what else it'll clean up. I've got tons of stuff to try it on. The funny thing is, I
found this pair of Franciscan Starburst dinner plates at one thrift store and the can of BKF at the very
next! Serendipity? I'll take that, thanks!
Below are the same photos as above but un-enhanced, you know - for full disclosure or whatever. Of
course, the BKF doesn't pull out the actual scratches in the porcelain, but without the discoloration
they are much harder to notice. Plus, now you've got "fancy" dinner ware that you won't be afraid to