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Do you have a favorite coffee mug? Most people do, and they may use it every single day.

You probably wash the coffee mug every day as well, but it doesn’t matter how often you wash it, stains are going to become a reality sooner or later. It seems as if they set and it is impossible to remove them, but that isn’t the case!

You can use this simple technique to avoid coffee rings and stains. It works on tea as well.

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Get the following items together:

Baking Soda
Sponge (Soft and Abrasive Sides)
Denture Cleaning Tablets

Here Is How You Do It:

Start out with the abrasive method 1st, because it is least expensive and tends to be effective. If it doesn’t work, try something else.

1. Make a paste from baking soda with warm water in the mug. The soft side of a damp sponge should be used to remove the stains. Baking soda is slightly abrasive, so it won’t scratch the mug while it is removing the stains.

2. If it isn’t working, fill the mug with vinegar halfway and then top it off with very hot water. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then dump out the fluid. Scrub the stains with the abrasive side of the dish sponge using dish soap.

3. If the stains are too stubborn, denture cleaning tablets may help. Pay attention to the instructions on the package but use enough water to submerge the stains. Afterward, wash the mug with dish soap and warm water.

What to do and what not to do:

There are going to be times when a mug is damaged beyond repair. You should recognize when that time has arrived and then recycle it.

Don’t use anything so abrasive that it will remove the finish from the inside of the mug. It might look better at first but it wouldn’t be safe to use for drinking. The stains will also return quickly.

Wash your mugs with dish soap every time you use them. Allowing the coffee to sit for hours in the mug will create set-in stains.

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