Most of the time when it comes to dishes, it’s very easy to just pop them into the dishwasher for a quick clean. But more times than others, the dishes are taped together, have heavy buildup from years of not being used, or are hand wash only so I’ve learned a few tips to make cleaning thrift store dishes a bit easier. To get off the gunky tape or gooey thrift store stickers off a bowl, I just take an inexpensive steamer & run it over the sticky area and wipe clean!
Fill your sink half full of hot water.
Add 2 cups of white vinegar to the water.
Place the dishes in the sink and let them soak for 30 minutes. The vinegar will remove many types of residue and also acts as a deodorizer and mild disinfectant.
Scrub over the dishes with a wet, soapy cloth.
Rinse the dishes and dry them before storing or displaying them.