How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes

How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes
Have you ever wondered how to get the silverware marks off of your Corelle Corning Ware dishes? Perhaps they've been handed down to you or you've just had a set of your own for a long time. Maybe you've just been eyeing a set at your local antique mall, but weren't sure how to clean the Corelle dishes. It is easier than you may think.
How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes
We have had a set of the Corelle Corning Ware Meadow pattern ever since we were married. They belonged to my husband's parents and were his as a bachelor. Because of their durability, I really didn't want to get rid of them, even after we were given nice everyday dishes for wedding gifts. For some reason, the last 15 years of our marriage have been hard on these bowls. They have started showing their age with lots of silverware marks on them. Every one of the bowls looked about like this one. Pretty gross, right?
How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes
I absolutely hate throwing out items that are still useful and just need a little extra TLC to really shine, or in our case, actually be used. As I mentioned in my post about the Sleepy Head and the Early Bird earlier this week, we are a big cereal-eating family. My husband and son especially like eating it as an evening snack...not the best choice, but we won't go there right now. Recently, I noticed that my husband was avoiding these bowls like the Plague. One evening, I finally asked why he would choose a glass measuring bowl over these perfectly functional cereal bowls. His answer was, "They look dirty." Well, I couldn't argue with him there. I finally decided to do something about it.
How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes
I pulled out the Bar Keepers Friend and got to work. To clean those pesky little silverware marks, simply wet the bowl and sprinkle in a little bit of the Bar Keepers Friend (available at most grocery stores).
How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes
With a wet scrubby sponge, work the cleansing powder into the water in a circular fashion. Using a little elbow grease, scrub the marks away. Rinse when finished.
How to Clean Silverware Marks from Corelle Dishes
I am in no way being compensated by Bar Keepers Friend, but this stuff really works! I just had to share it with you. Every one of the bowls was restored to "like new" condition using this cleaning agent that has been around since 1882. I am so excited with the results. I even saw Hubby eating cereal out of them again last night. Victory!
I have said it before that I am the queen of "making do". I was not about to throw out these perfectly good bowls because of a few marks, and I didn't want hubby hijacking my measuring bowls anymore. These Corelle bowls look new now, except for the 70's green stripe around the edge. But hey, vintage is cool, right?

Do you have any dishes that could use some TLC? Don't throw them out until you've tried scrubbing out the marks first...unless you are just wanting some new dishes, of course.

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16 comments:

  1. I absolutely love my Corelle dishes, so I'm pinning this for future reference. My set is going on 2 years, so I guess I have 33 more years to go!

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  2. This is awesome! I thought those marks were permanent! Great tip!!! Thank you!

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  3. Thank you so much for the cleaning tip! I have used Bar Keepers Friend for the inside of my Le Creuset pots, but for some reason didn't even think of using it on dishes. I have some Mikasa dinner plates that are quite scratched and will try your idea today!

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  4. I have the exact same dishes that were handed down from my parents! I too will not part from them even though they are worn. I can't wait to get some Bar Keepers and try this on them...thank you for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  5. Great tip. I have some that was a gift from my grandmother so I want to keep them. I will pick some up at the market and get cleaning.

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  6. Thanks for the tip! I have a bunch of old and scratched Corelle dishes.

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  7. Simply amazing!

    Hugs and happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  8. Great tip! Our set of Corelle is 40 years old! Yes, we got ours as a wedding gift nearly 40 years ago.

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  9. I did this a few months ago and was so happy to fix my "dirty" dishes. It works great on cloudy glasses too. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. ~Deborah

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  10. I need to show this to my parents! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back on Thursday.

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  11. Great - I've been searching for something to clean my white Ikea dishes. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  12. I love Bar Keepers Friend! Baking soda and lemon juice works too, but it takes more elbow grease. Hello from Clever Chicks.

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  13. I hope this thread is still active...

    I have always had great results with bar keepers friend. I even use it to clean my glass stove cooktop. Works better than anything else.

    My problem is metal utensil marks on Corning Ware casserole dishes (with the old school cornflower pattern). I have been trying to rebuild my Corning Ware set, finding that I actually like using it better than my clunky metal pots and pans. A few of the pieces that I have found had metal utensil marks inside them. I didn't pass them up because I thought Bar Keepers friend would do the trick. I tried the liquid version and the powder. However, it did not work. I have also tried Comet and ceramic cooktop cleaner, but they didn't work, either. I doubt baking soda will work. I really can't think of anything else. Any suggestions would be appreciated... Thank you!

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    1. I can't get Bar Keeper Friend in Ontario. I tried baking soda, ceramic cook top cleaner and powdered glass cleaner. Nothing has worked so far. I love my 16 place setting of white Corelle but can't keep using it looking the way it does.

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  14. I've never heard of this stuff but u btr believe I'm gonna find it! Thkx so much for the tip!

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  15. I was just looking at our dishes, wanting new ones because they're all marked up!... thanks for this info! :) no to get my hands on some bar keepers friend!
    www.featheringmynest.ca

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