Check us out on Facebook Fiesta Fanatics Public FB Page

Cleaning Gray Marks from Fiestaware

Posted on November 18, 2009 by FiestaFan

If you own Fiestaware, you may have noticed strange, gray markings on your plates. You may have even mistaken these gray streaks on your Fiesta dinnerware for scratches. Or maybe these gray marks on your Fiestaware are imperfections in the glaze? Relax. It"s neither/nor. Gray marks on Fiestaware are completely normal, especially on lighter glazed colors. Gray marks on Fiestaware are not imperfections or scratches. Rather, these gray "scratches" are caused by metal flatware scraping against the glaze. "Wait, that sounds like a scratch to me!" you might say, but they really aren"t. They are microscopic div0ts - more like indentations - on the glaze and the only reason you can see them is because mineral buildup or dust has been building up in those microscopic nooks and crannies. The glaze will still be smooth to the touch and when you clean it up, you won"t even know it was there. To clean it up, Homer Laughlin recommends using Zud or Bar Keeper"s Friend. You can also use a homemade scouring powder made from water and baking soda. Just mix it up until its the consistency of frosting and scrub, scrub, scrub. Some Fiestaware owners also report that Wrights Copper Cleaner works well. So, don"t worry if you see gray marks or tiny little "scratches" all over your Fiestaware - it"s not ruined! All you need to do is give it a little love and polish and your Fiestaware will look as good as new. Gray marks be gone! (P.S. If you have any other good tips for getting rid of gray marks on Fiesta, let us know in the comments.

Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Footed Salad Bowl Homer Laughlin Punch Bowl
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Footed Salad Bowl Homer Laughlin Punch Bowl $59.95
Time Remaining: 1h 40m
Fiesta Vintage Kitchen Kraft Original Color Red Salad Spoon
Fiesta Vintage Kitchen Kraft Original Color Red Salad Spoon $39.99
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Ice Lip Pitcher Jug
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Ice Lip Pitcher Jug $3.99
Time Remaining: 6h 17m
Vintage Fiestaware HLCo 8 1 4 Inch Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Red
Vintage Fiestaware HLCo 8 1 4 Inch Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Red $13.00
Time Remaining: 2h 30m
37 Pieces Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta ware Multiple Colors
37 Pieces Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta ware Multiple Colors $499.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Fiesta Red Orange Radioactive Sugar Bowl w Lid
Fiesta Red Orange Radioactive Sugar Bowl w Lid $19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 20m
Fiesta Vintage Original Colors Yellow Covered Mustard
Fiesta Vintage Original Colors Yellow Covered Mustard $79.99
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
VTG Fiesta 10 1 2 Yellow Divided Grill Plate Genuine HLC
VTG Fiesta 10 1 2 Yellow Divided Grill Plate Genuine HLC $19.95
Time Remaining: 9h 38m
Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE 3 Pc Lot Egg Cup Mug AND Creamer
Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE 3 Pc Lot Egg Cup Mug AND Creamer $7.99
Time Remaining: 6h 17m
vintage fiesta large comport in cobalt blue 1936 1946
vintage fiesta large comport in cobalt blue 1936 1946 $120.00
Time Remaining: 1h 19m

« Previous12

2 Responses to “Cleaning Gray Marks from Fiestaware”

  1. SUE HOLLEY

    - 1st Feb, 10 02:02am

    I have tried the Bar Keepers helper and Bon Ami previously but the Kooper Kleaner worked quickly and well. Thanks so much for the advice.

  2. SUE HOLLEY

    - 1st Feb, 10 02:02am

    Please change to Kopper Kleaner

Leave a Reply

© 2015 Fiesta Dishes.info. All rights reserved. ColorMatic Theme by Theme Wars.