Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday Tip of the Week No 8


Hi all ! My tip this week is related to white coffee/tea mugs , cups and saucers. Now plain white crockery particularly white coffee mugs are not really a favourite with me . They are the kind you see in restaurants and hotel rooms ,but those are the ones I use currently as my landlord stocked the cupboards with the kind . The problem now is that after using them daily for tea they developed tea stains which wouldn't go after washing the mugs. But now I have a solution. And by solution I really mean a solution of water and Harpic White Bleach. Yes the trick is to add 2 capfuls of Harpic white Bleach (or similar bathroom bleach) to half a bucket(about 5 litres ) of water. Immerse all your cups , mugs and saucers in this solution in the bucket overnight. The crockery comes out pristine clean the next morning. All the stains are gone. Just wash all the glassware with warm soapy water the next day before using it to get rid of any mild bleachy smell that might linger.
No, the bleach does not harm the glassware as the solution is a weak one. You need to do this just once a month.

7 comments:

Vaishali said...

I wish there were a solution like this to whiten teeth, Anupama. Tea/Coffee stains them too. A great tip anyway. Thanks.
By the way, I have tagged you for another meme. Please check out my latest post for more info. Hope you'll play. :)

Prema Sundar said...

Great tip anupama. My husband drinks tea, tea and only tea..
there is no doubt that this will be very useful to me.
thanks for the tip.

Foodie's Hope said...

Good tip for cleaning the gunk we accumulate!! Thanks Anupama!!

shilpa said...

Oh wow..thats a good tip. I was thinking to throw my cups, since I cannot tolerate their color anymore :D.

Manisha said...

If you have a dishwasher, put them in a high temp wash with Cascade with lemon. If the gunk is many weeks/years old, washing frequently in the dishwasher does get rid of it. It works on coffee stains, too.

Vaishali, but there is!

Nabeela said...

I have another tip that might help...instead of using bathroom bleach, try washing and scrubbing with a pinch of baking soda...it helps a lot too...and baking soda is edible...so even if a few particles are left behind, you'll still be fine! :)

Nandita said...

I was just going to say what Nabeela has said- I use baking soda too, with a toothbrush to remove all stains. I'd be quite scared to get Harpic anywhere close to utensils. Try out the soda next time, the whites gleam like new :)