Nasty stains

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
August 24, 2007 3:19pm CST
Now that Ive washing my dishes by hand my cups are stained from coffee and tea. I cant get it out. Do you have any suggestions on how to get that nasty stain out?Boy do I miss my dishwasher!LOL
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
24 Aug 07
Soaking them in a solution of water, baking soda and bleach- with a few drops of white vinegar might work, but this depends on what material, they are made of, if it's porcelain- a pourous substance- it might not work.... Take a trip over to Daytipper: http://www.daytipper.com There will be some great tips over there! :)
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• United States
24 Aug 07
That is a great website. Thanks for sharing it.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Aug 07
Thanks for the tip I will check that out.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug 07
No Bleach please Sweetie I hope you didn't it is the most lethal thing
• United States
24 Aug 07
I always put a cap of bleach in my dish water. I don't drink coffee or tea but my husbands grandmother did and she said it keep her cups from coffee stains.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Aug 07
I never heard of bleach but I dont see why not.Thankyou
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug 07
Terry no Bleach please I have been trained on Chemicals and that one is a Killer
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
24 Aug 07
Hello TerryZ. I dont hawe any dishwaser exept from my wife lol. I use salt to get them fresh again its so easy thing to use salt and little water works great.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Aug 07
I will give it a try matte thankyou sweetie.
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
24 Aug 07
You are welcome.
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
29 Aug 07
Thanks for the best respond.
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
when that happens to me i just put on some water with soap and leave it there for a while till the stain gets lose and will run on water..when i scrub it on its easy to get the stain out of the cup..
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I have to a get a scruber sponge because I only have a soft sponge.LOL
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
24 Aug 07
I get stains when I wash them by hand and I just deep them in little warm water and any good dish ditergent for hr and rum with a good scraber or scotch brite. It goes away but I am interestingly reading all other tips and thinking of trying them next time. Specially the salt and water is so easy and good. Thanks to you for a useful discussion and to all for those tips
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Aug 07
heheheheheh
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug 07
Get some Baking Soda or some Soda Crystals and soak them in that for a few Hours and then wash them as normal in washing up Liquid that should sort them out Sweetie
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Hey gabs I didnt use any bleach not to worry. I soaked them and used a brillo pad they came out.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I'm missing a dishwasher too my friend. I use a little bleach in my dishwater for stained dishes. Works wonderful. Also you can put a little bit of comet or ajax cleanser on a dishrag and clean it with that too, then wash and rinse well. Hope this helps.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I hope we both get our dishwashers fixed.LOL Thanks I will try that.
• United States
30 Aug 07
I have always used some scouring powder, like Comet and an SOS pad to remove the stains left by coffee or tea. Works for me!
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
29 Aug 07
Use damp baking soda on it, or you may get rid of it by using a damp paper towel. It seems that tea stains are the main culprit and also some dishwasher detergents, namely Electosol remove the protective finish on the inside of cups and makes it easy to stain.