How to Clean Gray Marks From Mikasa Stoneware

Gray marks found on stoneware, including Mikasa stoneware, are usually caused by utensils rubbing on the dishes either while eating or in the dishwasher.
Stoneware is susceptible to utensil marks.Stoneware is susceptible to utensil marks.
Luckily, the gray marks will come out of the stoneware with the right product. Always be sure to use cleaners that are non-abrasive and designed for stoneware, which scratches easily. Avoid gray marks by loading your dishes so they don't touch the utensils in the dishwasher and using a light hand while eating.

Step 1

Wet a soft cloth and sprinkle some non-abrasive cleansing powder on it. Rub the powder into the silver marks until they disappear. Bon Ami Cleansing Powder is recommended on the Mikasa website.

Step 2

Mix baking soda and water together until it forms a thick paste, about the consistency of toothpaste. Dip a damp cloth into the paste and rub it on the silver marks. Let it sit for five minutes, then rinse it off.

Step 3

Dab silver polish onto the marks if the other methods don't work. "Good Housekeeping's" cleaning expert, Heloise, recommends this if the silver marks are persistent and won't disappear. The silver polish will buff the stains out.

Things You Will Need

  • Cleansing powder
  • Cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Silver polish

About the Author

Shara JJ Cooper graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2000, and has worked professionally ever since. She has a passion for community journalism, but likes to mix it up by writing for a variety of publications. Cooper is the owner/editor of the Boundary Sentinel, a web-based newspaper.