The reason is that either salt or baking soda can be made into a slightly abrasive paste by adding a small amount of water, and then rubbing the paste onto the stains either with a rag, or a toothbrush if your hands can't fit inside the mug well.
The gentle abrasive action will help remove those rings without adding any chemical residues that might be harmful if consumed later with your next cup of coffee or tea.
Remove Tea Rings With Effervescent Denture Cleanser Tablets
(East Northport, NY)
I'm a huge tea drinker and I have dentures.
While cleaning said dentures one morning I noticed the dreaded "tea ring" stain already beginning to form in my mug.
I pulled a used mug from my dishwasher, filled it with scalding hot tap water, and dropped in a Polident tablet.
When the water cooled, I rinsed the inside of the mug with a sponge making sure to get into the bottom corners, and voila! A sparkling clean mug!
My daughter now picks up denture cleaner (she has her own teeth thank goodness!) for her tea and coffee stains.
Quite frankly, bleach will do the same thing, and it's cheaper, but I HATE the smell! :)
Thanks for this tip!
Denture cleansers that dissolve and effervesce in water can actually be used to clean lots of things in our home, and I'd love to hear if others have more denture cleanser uses. Click the link if you've got more ways to use this product, and I'll add them to the site!
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