Sparkling clean mugs are every housewife’s dream. We want them to always look spotless. Unfortunately, over time, the surface of the dishes wears away, making the tea stains very visible. How to get rid of it using home methods?
Dark deposits from coffee or tea in our mugs are a real nightmare. Your favorite beverage no longer tastes so good. This residue is usually hard to remove and not all dishwashers can handle it. The brown residue you see when you take them out of the dishwasher can be discouraging. Tea residue makes even the prettiest dishes look unsightly. But you usually don’t feel like washing them again. Besides, sometimes using regular dishwashing liquid is not enough to get rid of the stains effectively. Fortunately, you can remove them with the help of home-made and inexpensive methods, which will make your dishes shine again.
How to clean mugs with lemon?
Lemon is a versatile cleaning product because of its unique properties. It is perfect for removing the tarnish from tea. Just squeeze 3-4 teaspoons of lemon juice into a dirty m ug. Then, pour in full warm water and let the mug stand for at least an hour. During this time, the sediment will fade and should partially dissolve. You can then easily clean it with a regular sponge. Rinse the mug thoroughly to make sure there is no more dirt in it and put it back in the cupboard
What to do if the lemon does not work?
Baking soda works great for cleaning dirt! You need to make a cleaning paste out of it. How to do it? Put a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup with the residue and pour a little water in it. Stir until a thick paste is formed. Then, spread the resulting paste over the contaminated surface and set the cup aside for about 10 minutes. After that time, rinse it thoroughly under running water.
Another great paste is the salt and vinegar slurry. Pour two tablespoons of salt and two tablespoons of vinegar into the tarnished cup. Spread the finished substance over the surface of the cup. As with baking soda, let it stand for 10 minutes and then rinse the dish thoroughly.
What are some express methods for cleaning tea deposits?
If you want to clean tea residue quickly then we have an express solution for you. This method gives immediate results. Use the paste described earlier as a cleaning solution and scrub the cup with a sponge. Remember to rinse it thoroughly. A less popular but equally effective way is to use toothpaste. Just squeeze a small amount of it on the used toothbrush or sponge and clean the stubborn deposits. We recommend not only rinsing the dish under running water, but also washing it with dishwashing liquid to remove the paste residue.
What to do if nothing helps?
Sometimes there are stains that cannot be cleaned with any of the above mentioned methods. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy new cups right away. Take a wet sponge and apply it to the salt that was previously spilled on the plate. Then use the sponge to thoroughly clean off the tea stain. If the marks don’t come off right away, try adding more salt. The final step, if all other methods fail, is to use bleach. But use it only when necessary, as frequent use can damage your dishes. Pour warm water into a dirty mug and add a drop of bleach. Leave the mug overnight and wash it in the dishwasher in the morning. To be sure, you can rinse it with boiling water to make sure you don’t drink the bleach residue along with the tea