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Well, my Everyday Lenox plates have been used since the mid-1990s and showed a lot of wear. They should, they were used for evening dinners as well as special occasions (except when my wedding china was pulled out) every day until just a few years ago.
They are also my most expensive china. Yes, I have china that was originally more but I purchased the sets at thrift stores for a fraction of the cost. These babies were purchased at what is now Macy's long ago when Hubby and I shopped together for the "new china" and fell in love with this pattern... a compromise of my preference for floral and his for geometric.
All that to say... I wasn't ready to send them to a thrift store if I could save them.
One day I came across an article about removing scratches from china and thought I'd try it... the purchase of the Bar Keepers Friend was very inexpensive. I had it for a few weeks before taking the time to try it on these plates and found it worked great! They almost look new.
I love frugal ways of saving expensive items!
By the way, look what it did to my stainless steel sink.
I live in an area that has water very high in minerals and even with a filter coming in from the well and a Culligan water softener... the sink still had areas of rusty stains.
No more! Next I plan to use it on a skillet and the inside of a couple pots.
Added Note: After reading Vee's comment below, I checked and found Bar Keeper's Friend does have two formulas... one in a silver container and the other in gold. They have very similar uses and I'll research the differences. Does any reader know what is the difference?