~ china product care ~
To keep our china looking its best it is recommended to wash quickly after use and do not use scouring pads and/or abrasive detergents. Most stains can be removed by soaking the item in warm water before washing. We have found that hand cleaning your mug as soon as possible is the best way to avoid staining.
Most stains or hardened-on particles can be removed by soaking the item in warm water before washing. Using bicarbonate of soda works well with tea staining, as does soaking a slice of lemon in boiled water. An alternative is a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, water and vinegar. Simply pour 1 tablespoon of baking soda into your mug. Make a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of warm water and pour this into the mug (make sure it covers all of the stained area). Let this soak for a good two hours or so and then rinse, you can let it sit for longer if needed or give it a gentle scrub at the end with a cloth.
Our china can be washed in a dishwasher, however to reduce the build up of staining in any type of cup or mug we recommend occasional washing by hand. Always avoid the use of scouring pads and use a gentle detergent; some of the eco-detergents are a better choice than the stronger dishwashing powders and tablets. As soon as the wash water has drained away, there should be an immediate rinse cycle to flush away deposits of detergent, which will form a film if allowed to dry on the fine bone china.