June 21, 2009

Completely Selfish Post...

I have a very bad habit of leaving the cat food cans
in the sink to soak for hours...ok, ok, over night...
ok, ok well into the next day! And since there just
might be one or two other things in the sink too
(I have mentioned before that I am a slob, right?)
those things or two, get rust spots on them.

You think I'd learn my lesson...but Pavlov's dog
I surely am not!

So, I went to the Oracle of Delphi (aka Google) to
gain the wisdom and knowledge I would need to
get these rust marks off my dishes and the best
I could find was CLR....but it didn't work.

SO, I KNOW that some of you...one of you...
must have a sure fire way to get these rust stains


(and thank you!)


  1. Hi There,

    Oh sorry your pretty dishes have rust stains on them. I did a google search and came up with a few ideas for you. These hints are actually to clean a porcelain toilet but I don't see why they wouldn't work on the dishes. You put a small pile of salt on the stain, and sprinkle it with lemon juice. Says it should remove the stain in several hours or overnight. Also, you can try putting hydrogyn peroxide on the stains, and sprinke with cream of tartar. Hope this works for you. Let us know. :)

  2. Have you ever tried those tablets some people use to soak their dentures in?? They also help to clean out glass vases, toilets get sparkling clean, so maybe your pretty plates too? Put your plates in the sink, add enough water to cover them, dissolve two tablets in the sink and then let them soak for a while.

    It just might do the trick, lol.

  3. I had some stains on my counters, and had a bottle of Clorox Oxi Magic. I sprayed it and left it on for about an hour, wiped, then sprayed again repeatedly. It finally came out. Perhaps it will work for you! If you have the spray, maybe mix with a bit of baking soda or something to thicken. But it does come in a powder form.
    Best wishes!

  4. Here are 2 things you might try. Mix lemon juice and salt, let it soak for a few minutes and then scrub with your kitchen scrubby. This sometimes cleans some tough stains on my pots and pans. If that doesn't work, try Bon Ami. It gently cleans glass surfaces. Good luck!

  5. Sorry I don't. Enjoyed visiting though.

  6. I don't know if this will work...but you can buy those pumice stones for toilets. It is like a big file. That way you could control where you rub it...just a thought. Walmart carries them.

  7. I'm sorry.. I don't have any advice, but I still wanted to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday! I did find the other girls' info interesting, though, and I hope one of these methods works for you! Maybe you can let the rest of us know next week? (0; Good luck! The dishes look very pretty!

  8. Bar keepers friend. Just read the "do's and don'ts." And it will ruin the finish on granite or marble counter tops. Great on porcelain!

  9. Oh, bad bad girl! :) I'm sorry you've rusty dishes now! Have you tried a non scratch cleanser? Bon Ami comes to mind or a liquid Comet?
    Good luck!
    Be a sweetie and you're not really a bad girl!
    Shelia :)

  10. I've learned that if CLR, Mr. Clean Ultra Power, or Clorox liquid cleaner doesn't get it out - it's staying where it is.

    Gonna throw out those kitty cans from now on? ;=)

  11. Bummer, wish i had an answer but some of the posts from the other gals sound promising...

  12. I was going to mention the denture tablets but someone else already did! I think the scour scrubby thing might help, too.

    Good luck, pretty dishes, I would want to save them, too!

  13. Wow not sure I know of a good idea. I've got a piece of milkglass I need to get it out of. If I come across anything I'll let you know!
    Hugs, Lisa

  14. it looks like you are getting some good advice. i wonder if penny/lavender hill studios (a mosaic artist) would know. i have her link at my blog.

    i would love for you to stop by and visit my blog. i am such a fan of yours. i'd be thrilled to have you pop over and say hello.


  15. I am no help today sorry but I enjoyed looking at these stnnning plates.

  16. Its been a while since Ive come across your pretty blog!

    :) candy

  17. I have tried the lemon juice trick before and worked on some horrid stains I had on some vintage plates, but they weren't rust stains but think you should give it a go, it might work


  18. Have you tried rubbing the stains with Maas metal polish? I seem to recall using that to get some other stains our of pottery.

  19. Hi,
    Try Soft Scrub.
    I loved your first day of summer blog with the sea castle!

  20. just a thought...have your tried using one of those Mr. Clean magic sponge thingys? Just rub the spot and see if it helps. Good luck!

  21. I didn't read all the responses, so this one may already be there....I use WHINK....it's in a plain brown plastic bottle and I generally find it in the laundry section. I've actually used it on dishes before with great results. Hope it works for you!



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