Want to know how to remove scratches from dinnerware? The good news is I’ve figured out an easy and effective way to remove scratch marks from plates and other dishes!
As I prepared to leave for college my mother bought me a set of Corelle dishes. My husband also had some that he added to our collection once we were married.
While we have loved them, we have broken many of them, and scratched the rest. As a frugal person, I like to keep what I have nice looking as long as possible, so I really wanted to learn how to remove scratches from dinnerware, specifically my ceramic plates and bowls.
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Most of the scratched plates and bowls aren’t terrible looking, but if they were gone it sure would help me keep loving what I have! Isn’t that the beauty of deep cleaning things? It’s why I love cleaning hacks and tips.
How to Remove Scratches from Dinnerware
I looked up how to remove scratches from dishes, and I found many people raving about how easy it was to do if you used one of my favorite products – Bar Keepers Friend. For a few dollars, that little golden canister does a whole lot around the house, especially in the kitchen.
I didn’t want to scrub my dishes with something too abrasive like a scour pad, so I grabbed some Viva® Vantage® to help me scrub as they have a nice scrubby texture with a terry cloth feel. They are great towels for scrubbing toothpaste off bathroom counters, shining stainless steel appliances and glassware, as well as scrubbing off grime on stove tops.
I figured they’d be perfect to help me get my dinnerware looking fantastic.
Materials Needed to Remove Scratches from Plates and Bowls
- Bar Keepers Friend
- Viva® Vantage® Paper Towels
- Scratched Dinnerware
Instructions for How to Remove Scratch Marks on Dishes
Step 1 – Grab your scuffed up dinnerware. I grabbed a plate and a bowl.
Step 2 – Get your dinnerware wet but running it under some cold tap water from your sink.
Step 3 – Sprinkle a little Bar Keepers Friend onto the dinnerware plate or bowl.
Step 4 – Grab some Viva Vantage paper towels and rip off one or two “select a size” sheets.
Step 5 – Use the Viva Vantage towels to scrub in the Bar Keepers Friend into the dinnerware plate or bowl until the scratches are polished out.
Step 6 – Rinse the dinnerware again under some cold tap water in the sink.
Step 7 – Dry with a Viva towel and admire your scratch-free plate!
I won’t bore you with more step-by-step pictures of the bowl I did as well, but will just show you some before and after pictures. They are the best aren’t they?
I love this cleaning hack! It’s so easy to do, takes only a few minutes, is inexpensive, and keeps you loving your ceramic dinnerware for even longer.
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Judy Wilson says
Thanks for these tips for removing scratches from my dinnerware. It’s interesting that there are special paper towels and cleaning solutions made that can remove scratches from my plates. I should try this so that they can look good as new before I host my next dinner with my parents.
Thanks for the great tutorial. I can’t wait to try it on my scratched dinnerware.
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Wow! I can’t believe it worked. I thought I can get back the cleanliness of my plates, til I found this and I just followed the procedures. Thanks!