Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

Get Rid of Coffee and Tea Stains from Coffee Cups


gs-7864-101413-gs7864Coffee and tea are enjoyable beverages, but the cleanup can be a pain. You impress your friends with the excellent housekeeping you do, but then you get the aged cups out for some coffee time. You scrub and scrub to no avail. The cup definitely looks like it has some age to it. The best remedy is to always rinse the cups out thoroughly when you are done with them. Oftentimes, they just get tossed into the sink pile. Other times, they get reused several times for refills and/or microwave heating. This can also leave stains, but not always. How do you clean these coffee cups? There are actually several methods and they are really not that difficult. It just involves patience or an overnight sleep for some methods.


Baking Soda

Baking soda works great as an abrasive cleaner. This method produces fast results without a waiting period. Simply place some of it in the cup or carafe and add a little water until it can form a paste. Then simply scrub it clean. The scrubbing action will remove the stain(s) immediately.


White Vinegar and Salt

White vinegar also does the trick well. Simply dab a rag in a mixture of white vinegar and salt, and then rub the stains until gone.


Vinegar and Corn Starch

The combination of white vinegar and corn starch makers a great paste for cleaning stains. Simply mix the two ingredients in a bowl to form a paste. Use a scrubber to wipe the stain away.


Denture Cleaner

Many people have never thought of this, but what do denture cleaners do? They whiten your teeth and remove stains like coffee and tea. Many have tried this and most have had some luck with it. You can apply the same concept to your coffee mugs as well. But be sure to thoroughly clean the china cups in dish soap after using the denture cleaner and rinse thoroughly.


Stain Remover Powder

What do powdered stain removers do? They remove stains, right? This idea has been used many times to clean coffee cups, but be sure to thoroughly clean with dish soap afterwards and don’t forget to rinse well. OXI-CLEAN is the most popular example.


Magic Eraser

A magic eraser removes a lot of dirt and grime, but it has also been used to clean coffee stains. You can try this little trick, depending on how bad the stain is. If the cup has been sitting for a long period, it may not work. But this is a method without many steps or messes.