How to Remove Knife Marks on Your Dinner Plates

Did you know that those scuff marks on your dinner plates are not permanent? I’ve been entertaining guests for years on marked plates, and had no idea there was something I could easily do about it! 

Turns out, those blazes are not actually cuts into the surface of the plate, but rather metal marks left behind when you’ve been a little too aggressive sawing through that hunk of meat. According to Kitchn, with a cleaning agent and a little scrubbing, your dinnerware can look as good as new!

Here is what’s suggested. Start with baking soda or cream of tartar, which you likely have in your kitchen cabinet. Sprinkle about a teaspoon onto the plate and add just enough water to make a thick paste. Smear the paste around to cover, and let it sit for a few minutes to set up. Then rub with a sponge or dishcloth. When the scuff marks disappear, rinse and repeat the process with your next dish.

If the marks aren’t coming out right away, you might need to apply a bit more elbow grease – try scrubbing more firmly until they are removed. Or you may find that stubborn scuff marks may require a stronger compound, like Bar Keeper’s Friend, which you can find at many groceries or hardware stores.

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