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Thread: Removing knife marks from dishes

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    Removing knife marks from dishes

    Does anyone know how to remove the sort of silvery-black marks that knives seem to make on plates from cutting? I used to have white Pfalzgraf plates that got really bad and even the recommended cleaner didn't remove the marks. Now I have Fiestaware (so cheerful!) and the same thing is happening. Does anyone have a suggestion - other than banning knives!

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    Have you tried magic eraser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly48 View Post
    Have you tried magic eraser?
    That is the same thing I was thinking of. It is amazing what they can do.
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    Are you sure it is knives that is causing the marks??
    I was told the marks on my dishes and bowls are made in the dishwasher!
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    This article suggests several ways to eliminate the marks - http://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/ho...works-0156242/

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    barkeepers friend?????
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    I use baking soda to scrub the marks out. Least harmful to any surface IMHO.

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    I've used Bar Keeper's Friend with success~~
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunQuilts View Post
    Does anyone know how to remove the sort of silvery-black marks that knives seem to make on plates from cutting? I used to have white Pfalzgraf plates that got really bad and even the recommended cleaner didn't remove the marks. Now I have Fiestaware (so cheerful!) and the same thing is happening. Does anyone have a suggestion - other than banning knives!
    I use bar keepers friend---works every time for me and doesn't scratch the dish
    quilting in beautiful Ohio

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    yep, barkeeper's friend!

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    And the Magic eraser. I have dishes that get marks from knives and when they've been in the dishwasher and from pots and pans. It's just the erosion of the metal. I have had same thing withpots and pans making scuff marks on a counter top.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    I use baking soda to scrub the marks out. Least harmful to any surface IMHO.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions; I plan to try them before everyone descends for Thanksgiving. I am sure something will work. Thanks again and you all are great!

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    Mine's not from a dishwasher as I don't have one (except for hubby). I do use Barkeeper's Friend, but never tried it on my dishes, but I plan on trying it. Works great on scratches and stains on my sink. Thanks for tips.

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    I have some light buttery yellow Fiesta plates so I know what you are getting. I just use a bit of Bar Keeper's Friend.

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    How odd, I'd never even heard of such a thing. I wonder if it has to do with minerals in the water?

    I have 3 sets of dishes, and use them all, all the time. Orange lusterware that came in soap boxes in the 1950's, Corningware I've had since the last 6 or 7 years, and Royal Dalton bone china which I've had for about 30 years. No marks at all on the Corell, I see scratch marks on the Royal Dalton and lusterware, but have to hold them at an angle to the light to see them. No dark marks at all.

    We have minerals in the water here, but the water is naturally very soft.

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    Ditto from me--Barkeeper's friend. I keep it because I use it to clean my ceramic stove top.

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    I think the question has been answered but I will add this:

    At our community center, we have white Corelle dishes and the coffee cups will sometimes stain. A tiny splash of chlorine bleach in the cup removes it immediately. This shocked my friend because they have the same dishes at her church and when the cups stain, they were throwing them away !!!!

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    Your post is old and you may not see this but I'll post it anyway. If you have the Pfaltzgraph cleaner put it on let it sit until it dries then wash off. It leaches out the marks. I discovered this by mistake when I was interrupted. Barkeeps Friend and elbow grease will also work.
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    Bon Ami. Won't scratch the finish. It's logo is a little chick with the text "Hasn't scratched yet".

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