Pinterest Tested: Removing Black Marks from Dishes

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It’s like the Mythbusters of Domesticity! 
I’m on a roll this week. Pinterest Test number two, baby!
Here’s a photo of my sad, scratched-up dinner plate:
I thought those black marks were permanent until I saw THIS Pin on Pinterest claiming that you could actually get rid of them.
So I went to Walmart and bought some Barkeeper’s Friend. I was willing to give it a try since it only cost me $1.88.
I sprinkled some of the powder on my plate, then used a wet sponge to scrub. What the what?!?! Check it out:

Those “permanent” black marks disappeared like a bunny in a magician’s hat! I was shocked. Seriously. And I didn’t even have to scrub super hard or anything!

My dishes look new again! I can’t wait for my husband to get home to see if he’ll notice. How could he not, I mean, come on! Look at that sweeeeeeet before-and-after!

I have passed up a lot of dishes at thrift stores because they had these scratches all over them. No longer! I’m sure this stuff would work great for cleaning porcelain sinks too.

The can says that you can also use this stuff on your glass cooktop, tub, stainless steel, and tile. I think I’ll be trying it out all over the house!

This is definitely a winning Pin. Boo yah!

To see other Pins I’ve tested, click HERE.

* I was NOT compensated for writing this post. Just passing on good information!


  1. This stuff also gets rust off of anything-it even got rust out of clothes after an ill-fated dryer incident. Just make a paste with a little water and scrub it with a toothbrush. Make sure you rinse it really well after and wash it right away. It was a miracle!

  2. Borax works great too for tub cleaner! Gets stage make up iff the bottom your kids leave behing and it's a bigger box for around $2 bucks. Don't know if it will work the same as bar keepers friend. Although I will try that too.

    • A lot of times I use the cream-type glass cooktop cleaner to remove black marks, too. On all the stuff mentioned above.

  3. Fabulous for cleaning hard water marks from the toilet. Bail out the water and scour it well. This is what works for me in a hard water area.


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