As your plates and bowls get used over time, knives, forks and spoons turn a bright sheen into a scratched-up mess. Dive into your pantry to find some cream of tartar, and you can rub those ugly marks away.
YouTuber Melissa Maker demonstrates the process on her Clean My Space channel, and it’s pretty simple. Cream of tartar has an abrasive quality that can buff out those scratches, so sprinkle some on your plate, add a little water to make a light paste, and then gently massage the marks out. If your plates are darker, test the process on the back of the plate or bowl in a small area.