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How to Clean Pfaltzgraff Dishes

Kathy Adams

Pfaltzgraff dinnerware may be made of several different materials, including earthenware and stoneware. While a mild dish soap and water cleans away typical food residue on any type of Pfaltzgraff, a specialty cleaner may be required to remove gray marks that look like scratches.

Basic Care and Cleaning

Wash Pfaltzgraff dishes as you would most any other type of delicate dish, using a mild dish soap in a sink of warm water. Rinse dishes after using them -- before washing -- to prevent food residue from drying, which makes them more difficult to remove. Use a soft soapy sponge or dishcloth to wipe the dishes clean, then thoroughly rinse the dishes.

Removing Mysterious Markings

Some Pfaltzgraff dishes are prone to gray marks that look a bit like scratches. Metal utensils scraping across the dinnerware cause this. Wipe these away with a special cleaner designed for this purpose, such as one made by Pfaltzgraff. A cooktop cleaner can be used to remove the marks. Apply the cleaner with a damp sponge or soft cloth rather than an scrub pad. Rub the cleaner over the marks, then wash and rinse the dishes as usual.