The festival of lights and smiles brings family and friends together. Apart from indulging in sweets, savouries, beautiful ethnic outfits, diyas and lightings, Diwali is also the time when you reunite with your near and dear ones for celebrations. And no get-together is complete without a dinner party. If you are planning to host a long-due dinner this Diwali, and are looking for easy tips to get your crockery clean and sparkling; you are in the right place!
Here are some useful tips to give your crockery set a shiny finish.
Always use a sponge to clean your crockery to avoid scratches. Also, if your crockery set has colour and no painted designs, test the cleaning solution on a small inconspicuous area first, to check its compatibility.
1) For Regular Wash
In a tub of lukewarm water, add 2 cups of white vinegar. Carefully place your crockery units in it and wait for 10 minutes. Now make a cleaning solution of 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in a cup of water. Dampen a clean sponge in this solution and clean each unit thoroughly. Wash with plain water.
2) For Old Stains
Take a bowl. Add a cup of water and 2 tbsp. of baking soda and mix well. Using a soft-bristled brush, apply this paste on the stained part or all over the surface of your crockery unit if it is stained entirely. Wait 25 minutes and wash with plain water.
3) For Better Shine
In a large bowl of water, add a cup of vinegar and a cup of salt and mix well. Carefully place the stained crockery in it and wait 30 minutes. Take it out and hold it under cold running water. Pat dry with a clean microfibre cloth.
4) For Silver Handles
In a bowl of water, add a handful of tamarind pieces. Mix well with hands. Rub this solution on your silver crockery handles with a clean sponge. Pat dry with a clean microfibre cloth.
By now, your crockery set will be clean, shiny and stain-free. Try these tips to keep your kitchen’s prized possession - crockery - looking squeaky clean throughout the festive season.