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Spoon marks on ceramic mugs.?

Ok I will admit I haven’t really looked around the web too hard to find a solution for this but then why go to all that bother when I can give you guys the pleasure of flexing the knowledge muscles.
I like a mug that is a bit of fun, I have Taz ones, Carry on movie ones, huge ones & now I have a saucy captains mug with a long row on rosy round bottoms on it.
I have to use this particular mug at the moment because our new kitten 'ible loves to play on the window sill right alongside where my mug always sits while I am working on the laptop, the wide base of a captains mug is the only one in the house the kitten cannot tip over :-)
The problem is that our stainless steel spoons leave unsightly grey marks on the glaze when the tea is stirred; I have tried removing them with a scourer to no avail & it now really getting on my pip :-(
I know the chances are it is because of the inferior glaze on cheap mass produced ceramics but that doesn’t help me get rid of them.
Any ideas folks?

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mole14 years ago
Try making a small pile of baking soda and picking some up on a damp sponge. Use that to scrub the marks. I know I've had the marks, but couldn't find any just now when I looked at mugs and dishes. Baking soda is my #1 scrubber. If that doesn't work, try Barkeeper's Friend.

Is the glaze glossy or matte?
aeray4 years ago
Nostalgic Guy (author)  aeray4 years ago
Both good ideas if I were talking about something that were decorative, I think I would prefer something that is at least suitable for cleaning food preparation surfaces.
Perhaps I should do an 'ible about carving wooden spoons I haven't made one since I was a boy scout :-)
The bathroom cleaner idea makes me wonder if I could use an unflavoured toothpaste or smoker’s toothpowder.
I may give that a try later.
Magic erasers are food-safe.
seandogue4 years ago
a bit of dish soap and a scotchpad will clear that up. could also use cleanser, soda, etc. the scotchpad and plain water will do it, although it will take a bit more effort
mole14 years ago
Just tried it on a plate. Barkeeper's Friend works using the damp sponge method. It takes scrubbing, but it works.
lemonie4 years ago

Your spoons don't sound stainless...?
Try caustic-soda perhaps.

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rickharris4 years ago
A fine abrasive bathroom cleaner should do the trick. - use a wooden spoon!