We show you seven ways to remove tea or coffee from cups using products you can find in any kitchen. Do you have a mug that you can’t clean of tea or coffee residue because the dishwasher couldn’t handle it? Of course, you can use a sponge with a little dishwashing detergent, but sometimes a faster and more effective method can be used.
7 effective methods
- citric acid
Place one teaspoon of citric acid on a damp sponge and wipe the inside of the cup. The rest of your tea or coffee will be gone in no time! Finally, rinse the cup with water; do this for the other methods as well.
- soda and vinegar
Place half a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl and add one tablespoon of vinegar. The baking soda and vinegar should foam. Put the resulting mixture on the sponge and clean the dirty cup. Both tea and coffee residue will loosen surprisingly easily and quickly.
- salt and vinegar
Place one tablespoon of table salt and one tablespoon of vinegar in a bowl and mix together. With the resulting mixture, you can quickly sponge clean the container.
- baking powder
Sprinkle the baking powder on a damp sponge and get to work! It will take seconds to remove unsightly dirt.
There is bound to be salt in every kitchen. Pour some into a dirty cup and rub with your fingers. This method works really fast.
You can also effectively remove dirt with toothpaste. A small amount of toothpaste on a wet sponge is enough to clean the plaque
- soda and lemon
Pour a teaspoon of baking soda into a bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over it. The resulting mixture will quickly and effectively clean a dirty mug.
Tea and coffee don’t just stay on mugs
Residue from these two beverages doesn’t just stay on the cups, but also on stainless steel utensils, strainers or French press. All seven methods will help you remove them from these dishes as well.