Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Dish Lover’s Best Friend

plate with gray and black marks
Look’s pretty bad, doesn’t it?  Savvy thought I was crazy for buying it, LOL!  It’s a piece of Fiesta that I picked up at GW for 59 cents and I needed another yellow plate.  Last week, I also purchased a whole set of white Pottery Barn dinnerware that also had a few utensil marks on it but nothing like this!  I was planning on buying the Bar Keeper’s Friend that I had read about on Pinterest.  Now I had the ultimate test piece.  Would it or wouldn’t it work?  Let’s see….
plate half cleaned with Bar Keepers friend
It most definitely worked!  I left one side alone while I cleaned on the other.  It took about 3-4 times scrubbing with the cleaner and a brush but it definitely worked!  I was so excited!
get utensil marks off
I purchased it from Ace Hardware for less that $3.  The consistency reminded me of Comet cleaner.
Fiesta plate cleaned with Bar Keeper's friend
According to the can, it cleans quite a bit.  Lately I have been cleaning like mad with baking soda and vinegar which works wonders but it didn’t work on this plate.  After I use this on my PB dinnerware, it will be looking like new!
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  1. GIRL .. thank you x 70000000000 I love this TIP and plan on using it tomorrow. I almost threw some dishes away that were given to me from a friend .. I think I will give it a try.. I love the bible Study SUNDAY and the picture so much ... HUGS from Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

  2. Great idea! I have some BKF AND some vintage plates with marks. Will try it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks so much for passing this info on. Are those knife scratches on the yellow plate?


  4. WOW - I've heard of that product but never tried it - isn't that amazing???????

  5. Thanks Tammy!! I had picked up a piece of Fiesta that looks bad too. It was a great price though and hated to leave it there! Have used this product before to clean my stainless steel pots and pans, but never thought of using it on my Fiesta. Now I will definitely try it!! Thanks for the tip!!

  6. Great tip I use Bar Keeper's for my stainless but this is great to know!! Thanks for sharing.


  7. Such a difference Tammy! I have a whole set and more of Fiestaware in the basement I sure need to pin this:)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm also interested in your Bible Study so I'm following you and adding you to my bloglist so that I don't miss it.


  8. Heading to my local hardware store to pick some of this up!!! Wonder if it works on grungy pots and pans.

  9. I have some Bartenders Friend in the liquid version and it works but maybe not as well as the powder. I'll be getting some of this also!

  10. Good to know. Thanks for letting us know where you purchased your BKF.

  11. Great tip!! I'm going to buy this to clean my stainless steel sink.

  12. Oh, I love Bar Keeper's Friend and so glad to know it can be used on dishes!
    Yay for you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. I am going to have to find some of this.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. Follower 303.
    Donna G.

  14. I have to look for this in Canada! I could definitely use it! Thanks!

  15. I'm pretty sure I have some of this under my sink just waiting for me to try it out on some less-than-lovely dishes. Thanks so much for sharing this before/after. Great tip!!

  16. I love Fiesta and that's a beauty! I just recently got some of the Bar Keeper's Friend -- both the powder and the creamy liquid and they are wonderful.

  17. Tammy,
    Thank you for sharing this tip at my party this week...this is the kind of things that we love seeing here at NTT.


  18. Great tip, I'll have to try some of this. I love your plate, what a bargain too. My every day white plates get those marks too and I've been using one of those Mr. Clean eraser sponges on works wonders also.

  19. Hi Tammy. I pinned this so I can try it! New follow:) Follow back at

  20. Very good to know!
    I'm following you back.
    I love Fiesta!

  21. I have used this on my Denby dishes and it works great!

  22. I have used this on my white porcelain tubs and it gets it sparkling clean! Great product!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting too. I am now following you!

  23. Great tip...thanks for sharing...pinned it for you!

  24. that's awesome! I have used it for years but never on dishes. Can't wait to try it on some old dishes I bought yesterday. :)

  25. Tammy,
    Thanks for the tip on ridding dinnerware of dishwasher etching.
    Definitely worth a try!
    P.S. Visiting from Yvonne's!

  26. Hey! I'm a new follower to your blog. Great tip! I have a set of white dishes I've been considering giving away even though they don't have any chips and we use them often. They have lots of knife marks. I'm going to try the BKF first. I sure hope it works. By the way, I'm researching cookware and thought you or one of your followers might point me in the right direction? I'm looking at the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13 piece set. I'm also considering All Clad. Any chefs willing to recommend some good cookware?

    1. I have owned a set of All Clad copper core pots/pans for two years. I ADORE THEM! You cannot go wrong with All Clad. They will be handed down to my children one day! I also have several pieces of Staub cookware. For long cooking meals I find I prefer the heavy braisers and dutch oven.

  27. I use Bar Keepers Friend to clean my All Clad stainless cookware so already think it's a wonderful product. For utensil marks on plates, I use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers and find they work with much less elbow grease.

  28. LIke others who have posted, I have this for my All Clad cookware but never thought of using it on my dishes. I will have to give this a try. Who knew that I had this wonder tool under my kitchen sink? Great tip! Thanks for passing it on!

  29. BKF product also comes in a liquid and works like magic on any copper pots, etc you may have. I have used it on many things, but never thought to try it on dishes.

  30. this will go onto my "Gotta Get" list! I had never heard of it before. Thanks, Tammy!

  31. This was an awesome tip! I have that exact color of fiestware (light yellow), along with 6 other colors and the yellow is the only one that has the marks. I can't wait to run out and get some Bar Keepers Friend. :)


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~