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Thursday, September 12, 2013

How to Remove Utensil Marks from Vintage Fiestaware


Today the soulmate and I stumbled across a stack of vintage apricot Fiestaware for a mere $1.99 a piece at the thrifts. Though they were covered in grime and gray utensil marks, I quickly snatched them up and ran straight for my thrifting survival kit. I chose to use Bar Keepers Friend as per the FAQs on the Fiesta factory direct. With a little elbow grease and luck, I was able to make them shine like new. 

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  1. Nice!!! My mom loves Fiesta so I am always trying to pick her up pieces.


    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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  2. Sweet! BKF almost never lets you down.

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  3. I see you are using BKF and a magic eraser....what is the stuff from a tube.....toothpaste?

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    1. Hi, Sandy. There's no tube. Just the BFK and magic eraser. The little squiggly line is showing how I worked the mixture by making small circles. Instead of a scrubbing in a back and forth motion, I just made gentle little circles with the corner of the magic eraser hope that helps!

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  4. Hi, Susie! I just bought a bottle of BKF for my white porcelain sink, but it's the liquid/gel type. Do you think that will work on the Fiesta, or does it have the be the more abrasive powder? Thanks!

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  5. Hi, Stacie. It's worth a try! I've never tried the liquid/gel version, but I've heard good things. I have pretty good luck with the combination of the BKF powder and Magic Eraser in small, gentle circles. If you don't want to use the abrasive version, I've also heard people say that Wright's Copper Cleaner works really well, too. Here's where I got my info: http://www.fiestafactorydirect.com/t-faqusecare.aspx

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  6. Can you eat off of them after using BKF and magic eraser? Or just for pretty?

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    1. You can still eat off of it! You just have to wash it all off first :-)

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