We’ve all experienced those ugly stains that build-up in coffee mugs. At some point, they are literally impossible to get out. You scrub and scrub to no avail. Well, picking up a few commonly used household items, you might just get the brand new look back!
No matter how well you wash your dishes or how great your dishwasher operates, coffee stains are going to build-up in your coffee mugs and that’s just fact.
That said, if you remove those stains as soon as possible, the process will be much easier to deal with. Don’t wait for stains to build-up for years, making your coffee mugs look awful. Here are some cleaning tricks for your tea and coffee mugs that work every time.
What You Need To Use:
Stock up on the following items to get started:
• Baking soda
• A 2-sided sponge, one rough side and the other side soft.
• Denture cleaning tablets
Make a paste from warm water and baking soda then apply to the inside of the mug using the soft side of your damp sponge. You do not want a wet sponge. Start cleaning until the stains come up. Baking soda is great because it’s a very mild abrasive product, it will remove the stains without scratching your cups.
If that doesn’t do the trick, fill the mug halfway with vinegar and then fill it up with very hot water. Let it stand for at least 10 minutes then empty the mug. Scrub with dish soap and the abrasive side of your sponge.
For the most stubborn stains, it’s time to try denture cleaning tablets. Simply follow the directions on the box. Make sure you add enough water to be able to submerge the mug in your container of choice. After the recommended wait time, wash the mug with dish soap and warm water.
What You Should & Should Not Do When Cleaning Coffee Mugs:
At some point, you might have stains that you will just have to give up on. If it’s seriously scratched up or cracking, it might be time to part your ways. On the other hand, if it’s a favorite, just accept the stains will not come out.
Never use a chemical that when scrubbed, will remove and harm the finish of the mug! You might think the removal of the stains will make it look better but the mug will not be safe to drink from.
On top of that, over time, the stains will return. You should use a good dish soap after each use to keep the stains down which will make removing stains so much easier.
When you buy new mugs, make sure you wash them very well after each use. This is the best way to keep stains from building up. There might be times, you are in a rush and just rinse out, dry, and put them back in place.
Once in awhile, that’s fine but if you continually do that your mugs are going develop serious stains.