How to Clean Coffee Mug Stains – Easy Tips and Steps


Every household comes across this problem of Coffee Mug stains or tea stains and a question asked numerous time in the community is how do you clean coffee mug stains or how do you remove coffee or tea mug stains – so if you need help tackling this problem then take a look at the steps and tips outlined below.

Step 1 - Gather

Put aside and gather up all the cups, mugs carafes that have stains and leave them all in a safe setting ready for cleaning.

Step 2 - Sprinkle

Buy some baking soda or use some you have in the kitchen and sprinkle a small measure in each of the items be it coffee mugs, tea cups or your Carafe.

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Step 3 - Paste

Next add a small quantity or water until it forms a paste like substance – be careful not to pour it in quickly it must be added slowly and carefully.

Step 4 – Circular Motions

Once the paste has formed start to scrub in a series of circular motions and use some elbow grease in the harder to reach places such as the base and sides. Continue to rub it in for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5 - Soak

After 2 to 3 minutes of scrubbing, allow it to settle for another 5 minutes so that the paste can be soaked in and starts to work further on clearing the stains.

Step 6 - Remove

After 5 minutes, remove the paste and then rinse with clean water until all the residues has been removed. All you have to do then is let it sit to dry in a cool safe place.

Alternative and Additional methods:

Other products that can help clear these stains are white vinegar, bleach, lemon juice mixed with baking soda or salt mixed with vinegar. There is also the possibility of using denture tablets if all else fails if you can manage to get you’re your hands on them and these should be allowed to soak overnight. Always be careful when handling chemicals and always wear suitable protective gloves to avoid any damage to your skin.

The 3 different alternative methods are quickly outlined below…

1, Vinegar – heat some vinegar in a pot (do not boil – use medium setting) and allow the mugs to sit in it overnight.

2, Denture Tablets – fill the mug with hot water and add a denture tablet and allow it to sit until it has dissolved and the stains have been removed.

3, Salt – can be used as an abrasive tool so add a tablespoon in a small quantity of hot water and scrub with a sponge or wire brush.

Whatever method you use, always make sure to rinse down well afterwards with hot water and again be careful if you decide to go down the road of using chemicals such as bleach but as mentioned earlier, the method using the baking soda should be good enough to meet your expectations.

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Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own tips of cleaning your own Coffee Mug stains by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that other people in the community can learn also!!!


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