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Do you have silverware scratches on your dishware? Do you wish your dishes looked as good as new? A dinner plate with scratches may seem old or unattractive. Renew the appearance of your dishes with this easy technique.

Obtain a product called "Bar Keeper's Friend".
  • Obtain a product called "Bar Keeper's Friend".

  • This product can be found at most grocery stores in the cleaning aisle. (It is available at Walmart)

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Go to a sink so that you have access to running water.
  • Go to a sink so that you have access to running water.

  • Rinse off your dish so that the plate is moist.

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Shake some of the "Bar Cleaner's Friend" powder onto the back of the plate to make sure that it does not damage the coloring.
  • Shake some of the "Bar Cleaner's Friend" powder onto the back of the plate to make sure that it does not damage the coloring.

  • Wet the sponge and wipe the plate to see if the product is damaging to your plate.

  • If it is, then stop usage immediately and rinse your plate to reduce damage.

  • If the product is not damaging, then continue use on the top of the plate.

  • Do not consume "Bar Cleaner's Friend" directly.

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Once you have flipped the plate over and sprinkled the plate with an thin and even layer of "Bar Keeper's Friend", scrub the plate with a sponge until the scratches are less visible. Once you have flipped the plate over and sprinkled the plate with an thin and even layer of "Bar Keeper's Friend", scrub the plate with a sponge until the scratches are less visible.
  • Once you have flipped the plate over and sprinkled the plate with an thin and even layer of "Bar Keeper's Friend", scrub the plate with a sponge until the scratches are less visible.

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When the powder and water are combined, a paste will form, as shown.
  • When the powder and water are combined, a paste will form, as shown.

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Once you have wiped the plate to your satisfaction (until most or all of the scratches have disappeared), squeeze out your sponge and rinse your plate and hands.
  • Once you have wiped the plate to your satisfaction (until most or all of the scratches have disappeared), squeeze out your sponge and rinse your plate and hands.

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Now, grab a paper towel and dry your plate by wiping. When you have dried the plate completely, your plate is done and ready for use.
  • Now, grab a paper towel and dry your plate by wiping.

  • When you have dried the plate completely, your plate is done and ready for use.

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Conclusion

Now you have a plate that looks good as new! To maintain the appearance of your dishware, simply use the same process described in this guide when scratches appear again.

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