Are your white mugs stained with stubborn stains from coffee or tea? Here are some alternative ways to get rid of these stains.
Method 1 of 6: Vinegar
Step 1. This is the most environmentally friendly method and does not require the use of bleach or chemicals to clean dishes
Step 2. Place 1 cup of vinegar over medium heat until hot
Step 3. Soak the mug in hot vinegar for 4 hours or leave overnight
Step 4. Alternatively, you can soak a rag in baking soda and scrub the inside of the mug until it is completely clean
Method 2 of 6: Bleach
Step 1. Pour 2 parts hot water and 2 parts bleach into a large bowl
Step 2. Soak the mug overnight
Step 3. Using a roughened sponge, rub the mug vigorously until it is completely clean
Method 3 of 6: Salt
Step 1. Wet the inside of the mug with water
Step 2. After adding 1 tablespoon of salt, scrub the mug until completely clean
Method 4 of 6: Denture Tablet
Step 1. Drop a Denture tablet into a mug filled with hot water
Step 2. Let the stain dissolve and rinse the dishes clean
Method 5 of 6: stain remover
Step 1. Take a high quality stain remover such as Oxi-Clean and immerse the inside of the mug in hot water
Step 2. Rinse thoroughly
Method 6 of 6: Magic Eraser
Step 1. Wipe the dry cup with a slightly dampened Magic Eraser sponge
Step 2. Rinse well
- The methods presented are also great for removing streaks from white coffee makers, countertops, and other appliances.
- Thorough brushing with baking soda is a simple and powerful tool!