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Thingywhatsit Fri 17-Feb-17 14:34:13

I have a rather bad tea habit 😞😞 and as such all my spoons are starting to look stained. What's the best way to get rid of the stains and have nice tea spoons again????

ShatnersBassoon Fri 17-Feb-17 14:37:13

You can bleach them and wash them thoroughly after. Put a blob of bleach in a mug, top up with water and soak the spoons.

Astonish does a little tub of stuff especially for this that also works well, oxygen something or other. You can get it in the pound shop.

WetDogLovesHubert Fri 17-Feb-17 14:51:35

Milton also does the job beautifully, without the need for bleach. Just put them all in a teacup full of water overnight with a capful of milton. Come the morning they will be shiny again - no need to scrub and no need to rinse!

Thingywhatsit Fri 17-Feb-17 14:53:57

Right so Milton might be best thing for me - not sure I fancy bleach on my spoons. Hate bleach at best of times.

Before I go buy some - Milton won't make them smell will it?

GeorgiePeachie Fri 17-Feb-17 14:55:18

VAnish oxy action in a mug. boiling water. Swish. Leave. remove scrub. Weird trick from my granddad

peasandquiet Fri 17-Feb-17 14:56:17

Citric Acid

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Fri 17-Feb-17 14:58:02

Don't use bleach, it wrecks aquatic environments which affects our water supply.
A paste of bicarbonate of soda works well, leave it on for 20 mins then scrub off

didireallysaythat Fri 17-Feb-17 18:34:26

I just use a metal scourer....

NennyNooNoo Fri 17-Feb-17 18:36:03

Milton is dilute bleach isn't it?

You could try a paste bicarbonate of soda with hot water.

namechange20050 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:37:11

Milton is just weak bleach. Have you never smelled it?!

BubbleBed Fri 17-Feb-17 18:38:02

I did this the other day - bicarb in hot water, leave them to soak, then wash with a sponge. They all look brand new!

Thingywhatsit Fri 17-Feb-17 18:50:40

Ok I am gonna try the bicarb thing - sure I have some around! Thank you! 😄😄😄😄

hairymuffet Fri 17-Feb-17 22:26:24

Dishwasher tablet in a mug with teaspoons and some hot water?

Thingywhatsit Sat 18-Feb-17 11:30:22

Ok I tried the bicarb thingy on a couple of spoons and it worked!!!!! Now have the rest of my tea spoons in a dish of bicarb paste. Only took 30 mins and a quick scrub! Photo of stained on the left and bicarb' don the right!

Thank you for the suggestions!

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Sat 18-Feb-17 23:42:09

Brilliant and so much better than bleach!

CaveMums Sat 18-Feb-17 23:48:22

Magic sponges are brilliant for removing tea stains from spoons and mugs

HopeClearwater Sat 18-Feb-17 23:50:07

Denture tablets. Boiling water. Leave for an hour or so.

DJKKSlider Sat 18-Feb-17 23:52:26

I thought Milton was baby steralliser?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 19-Feb-17 09:26:34

I dip them in a mug of neat smartprice beach, when their done I pour the bleach back into the bottle.

ChishandFips33 Mon 20-Feb-17 18:09:54

I have the astonish stuff - works on cups too and just leave the spoons in to soak at the same time

Never thought about bicarb even though I use it for just about everything else! Will switch when the astonish runs out

NotAPuffin Mon 20-Feb-17 18:11:36

Coke or Pepsi would work too.

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