Rust Stain Removal from Dishes

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How can I remove rust colored stains from my dishes?

Rust Stain Removal from Dishes

You would likely have success in removing the rust by using a commercial cleaner such as CLR, or an equivalent that is available in your area and states on the label that it is designed to remove rust. However, if you would prefer a more natural alternative, especially since you are washing dishes which you will need to eat off of, you might want to try using lemon juice. Lemons are usually a very effective yet gentle treatment for rust stains. If you do not have any fresh lemons on hand, lemon juice from the bottle works just as well. Try applying lemon juice to the stains, then cover the the lemon juice with salt and let dry for an hour. Rinse off, and wash. If this doesn't work, you may be stuck using the commercial cleaner for washing the dishes.

   

Comments

9/15/2006 2:19:00 PM
Sherri said:

I use Lysol Toilet bowl cleaner , when i cant get rid of hard water rust stains . It works well. Let the Lysol set on it for a few minutes, then its gone !


1/21/2008 5:30:23 AM
Cindy said:

A little Bar Keepers friend works well.


1/21/2008 4:52:01 PM
Blair said:

Thank you Sherri, I will try both!


1/21/2008 8:38:45 PM
Mary said:

Im really glad you posted this today! I was just about to throw my brushes away and buy new ones. Thanks for helping me save a little bit of money! :)


2/24/2015 7:06:59 PM
lorna said:

Can Lysol be used on any dishwasher appliance and to clean the dishes with rust on them when putting them through the dishwasher?




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