The other day I decided to try to remove the scratches from my plates. These are cheapo no brand plates and they tend to get scratched more easily that more expensive ones I’ve noticed. The reason for the scratches are basically cutting on them and placing smaller bowls on them that have unglazed bottoms.
First I tried my go-to remedy for all other stains in my house, Jif cream (Cif elsewhere). That worked so so. As you may be able to see there are still some scratches although they’re less visible than before.
I also tried a magic eraser but that didn't work at all.
Then I grabbed my Bar Keepers Friend (which I stock up on when I go to the US, it’s not available over here as far as I know) to try on another plate.
Wowza! Scratches gone. Completely! Amazing. Not quite sure if using BKF on the plates will make them more prone to new scratches now since I might have polished off a bit of the glazing in the process but I love how clean and fresh they look. I guess time will tell.
Please excuse the graininess of these photos btw, I was conducting my experiment in the evening in low light conditions. That’s me, no time to wait for better light when wanting to try something.