Embarrassed by dingy and marked dishware? I have found the absolute easiest method for cleaning stained mugs, dishes, pots, pans, and knives! One product – all natural – inexpensive and FAST. Check out all of the before and afters from my own kitchen.
I was putzing in the kitchen the other day, trying out a new product (to me), I posted a Timelapse video of me cleaning and it WENT NUTS!
15,000 views in an hour!
That is staggering! Better than anything I’ve ever posted before!
The results of my simple chore really were impressive, so I decided to create a post on the before and afters in case you want to give this magic concoction a try.
First, let me show you the before of my Rae Dunn coffee mugs:
Those are tea stains and cutlery scuffs; marks that cutlery make on your plates, bowls, mugs etc as they scrape against the porcelain surface. These marks are from stirring tea, coffee and hot cocoa in these mugs. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone on almost every brand of dishware, so don’t feel self-conscious. But it is unsightly and makes your dishes look old and worn.
I have fantastic news! These are all surface stains! This is great because it means the porcelain underneath is completely intact and these scuffs are easily removed.
IF you have Power Paste.
For cleaning stained mugs I’ve tried Marble Paste from ENJO and it works as well. My cousin in England used The Pink Stuff and had great success. I’ve even been told that baking soda will clean cutlery scuffs, but since I’ve tried Scrub Daddy Power Paste, I don’t think I’ll need anything else EVER.
I used a Scrub Mommy sponge with a bit of the power paste and scrubbed the inside of my mugs for 1-2 minutes and check out the after:
Same mug – I kid you not!
I can see why the video did so well! It’s like new!
I decided to try cleaning stained mugs on something other than my Rae Dunn, to see if it was as effective on different surfaces… this is my daughter’s favourite mug:
This is it after a 30 second scrub with Scrub Mommy and Power Paste:
One thing I will note here is that the “M” inside the mug also faded with the power paste. Not a big deal since it’s inside the mug, but maybe tread lightly if cleaning the designed side of your dishes.
Pretty phenomenal eh?
The reason to use a cleaning paste like Power Paste, The Pink Stuff, Marble Paste or even BarKeeper’s friend is because they are ultra-finely ground ingredients – in this case magnesium powder and hydrogen. They are considered abrasives, but FAR less abrasive than cleaners like Vim, Ajax, Comet etc.
Well, with my mug collection cleaned and polished, you know I had to try other surfaces:
This pot was fresh out of the dishwasher – so technically “clean”.
I have no idea what those marks are on the metal? Some kind of residue that the dishwasher just couldn’t remove?
After a quick scrub with power paste:
This pot had burned on stains and the metal seemed to have yellowed a bit: (screenshots from my Instagram video)
Same pot. Hand to God.
My knives are looking sketchy with bits of rust peeking through the surface:
You feel me? We all have one or two (or several) tucked away in drawers right?
Power paste to the rescue!
You need to try this stuff!
Seriously, if you buy nothing else from any of my recommendations – all done through trial and error – then please try THIS.
The upside of buying Scrub Daddy products in my neck of the woods is that you can often find the sponges in your local Dollarama. I don’t think Scrub Daddy has taken off in Canada as much as it has in Europe or the US. I found my Scrub Mommy sponge at the dollar store for $2 CDN – substantially less than even the Scrub Daddy website.
The downside is that the Power Paste can only be purchased online – in my area anyways. I wasn’t able to find it at any home improvement or grocery store – even online – with the exception of Walmart.ca and they are selling it for $50 CDN (don’t do it!)
I made the mistake of ordering directly from the Scrub Daddy website – where the Power Paste is advertised at $9.99 US – but only includes free shipping for US residents spending over $30. For international orders they add on an additional $20 CDN in shipping regardless of whether you are over $30 US or not.
Best bet, if you have Amazon Prime, is to shop that way. I’ve included the Amazon (affiliate) links throughout and below so you can see pricing.
Save these before & afters to your Pinterest page so you can remember the magic solution to cleaning stained mugs, removing rust stains from your cutlery, and cleaning and polishing your pots and pans.
Just wait till you see how it cleans and polishes STAINLESS STEEL!! (post coming soon)
Have a great one!
What dollar store has the sponge? Dollar Tree? Dollarama?
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