Coffee is a natural dye and tea contains tannins that stain, so it's not surprising to find marks on mugs and cups. Thankfully, Dial-A-Maid cleaning service in Evanston, il. 60201 has perfected a speedy, environmentally friendly solution to stains.
1. Sprinkle a little baking soda in the mug, then add enough boiling water to cover tyhe stains. Leave to stand for at least 30 minutes.
2. Pour the baking soda and water solution down the sink, then scrub the stains with an old toothbrush. Make sure you reach all the say down to the bottom.
3. If there are still any stains remaining that the toothbrush hasn't removed, rub them gent;ly using the abrasive side o f a nonscratch sponge.
4. Once you're sure all the stains are gone, finish by washing the mug with your usual dishwashing liquid and warm water. Rinse, dry, and put away ready for use.
For the toughest stains, pour a teaspoon of bleach into each mug, then fill with boiling water. Let the mugs soak for 5 minutes, then rinse well.
On a daily basis, don't leave coffee or tea in mugs. Wash as soon as possible after use, with hot, soapy water.
On a weekly basis, use a dishwashing brush to scrub any mugs that are starting to get stained.
Coffee and tea are great in this cold climate but remember, if they sit in your mugs and cups, you will have stains. Dial-A-Maid cleaning service in Evanston, Il 60201 has been taking care of coffee and tea stain removal for over 44 years on the North Shore.