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    Coffee stains on cups

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    I've got these white cheap cups I bought from Kmart. I"m trying to get the coffee stains off them, i.e. they are in "rings" on the inside top edge of the cups. I've got these Scotch Brite No Scratch Scrub Sponges and the stains have mostly come off. Is there something else I should use? Should I try salt on or baking soda or would that scratch the cups?

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    A paste of backing soda may work. However the stains will come back quickly on cheap crockery with poor glazing.

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    Hello pamount,

    Backwash detergent is the go...
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    Did some yesterday with Caffetto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Hello pamount,

    Backwash detergent is the go...
    Who'd a thought...

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    I find a small amount of borax powder on a damp cloth cleans tea and coffee stains away very well.

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    A way I have cleaned grubby mugs is to almost fill them with water. Add a good splash of chlorine bleach and let it soak overnight. Then give a good wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Did some yesterday with Caffetto.
    Is that the Caffetto they sell at Woolworths?

    These Scotch Brite No Scratch Scrub Sponges seem to be working, albeit with some elbow grease.

    On close inspection it seems these cups I bought from KMart have a slight groove near the top on the inside. This groove would explain the circular coffee stain. I guess the groove must be from the manufacturing process but it seems a bit odd to me. When I get a job I'll look at better quality cups.

    I'll keep everybody's suggestions in mind.

    Thanks.
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    Coffee stains on cups

    I've never seen it at Woolies.
    But you can buy borax from Woolies and it's only about $3 (I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajayro57 View Post
    I've never seen it at Woolies.
    But you can buy borax from Woolies and it's only about $3 (I think).
    $3 sounds cheap enough. I'll look out for it.

    Thanks.

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    I run a Liquor Accord meeting at a local sports club and I'm usually flat-out before the meeting getting everything happening.
    It's hard to get time to grab a coffee and a scone before we start.
    During a meeting recently I eventually found time to take a sip of my luke-warm coffee only to find a perfect lipstick print from the patron who'd used the cup previously.
    (I drank it anyhow - but from the opposite side of the cup)
    So - I'll settle for 'high-tide" marks on the cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajayro57 View Post
    I've never seen it at Woolies.
    But you can buy borax from Woolies and it's only about $3 (I think).
    Try Coles. The Borax is in a 500g white tub with a pink lid "Bare Essentials" is the brand and costs a bit more than $3 from memory. I make my own general cleaning solution with Borax, white vinegar, which works great.



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