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How To Remove Coffee & Tea Stains From Mugs & Teapots

Posted By Tipnut On March 22, 2007 @ 7:17 am In Kitchen | 48 Comments

If that favorite coffee mug of yours is getting a nasty brown ring inside, here are a few different methods for getting rid of the stains and making it look brand new again (each point is a single tip).

ExampleNote: After successfully removing the marks, rinse and wash well before using.


  • Wet a cloth then rub with bicarb or salt.
  • Try a paste of corn starch and vinegar, apply and let sit for several minutes first before scrubbing.
  • Baking soda & lemon juice.
  • Salt and vinegar (leave on surface then wash off a few hours later).


Directions: Top up with boiling water, leave for several hours or overnight.

  • Baking soda.
  • Bleach OR vinegar (do not dilute these with water).
  • 2 spoonfuls of dishwasher detergent.
  • 2 denture tablets.


Directions: Toss in the ingredients (each line is a single method), fill pot with boiling water then leave overnight.

  • Squeeze the juice from a wedge of lemon (1/4) and throw in the peel, add 2 TBS of bicarb.
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Realemon juice.
  • A couple denture tablets.
  • 4 TBS dishwasher detergent.
  • 1/4 cup of washing soda.

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