How to Clean China

China is fragile, and handprinted china is even more so. So how do you properly clean your china?

Today, I am going to be sharing everything I have learned so that you can keep your china clean and sparkly, with no damage.


  1. Two towels
  2. A clean polishing cloth
  3. Vinegar
  4. baking soda
  5. salt
  6. Soap
  7. Water

To start cleaning your china, use a clean towel to plug up the drain of the sink. This will act as a barrier so that if your hands get slippery from the soap, it won’t crack, or worse break your china. Then fill the sink with lukewarm water. Hot water can cause cracks and ruin handprinted china and gold rims.

Rub gently with a polishing cloth or sponge. If have stains, use equal amounts of vinegar and baking soda to make a paste, then rub gently on the soiled surface. Then dry with a clean dry towel. Never dray in the dishwasher as it is too hot and can cause cracking.

Always, try to wash your china as soon as you’re done using them, to keep persistent stains at bay. But we all know that life does happen, so just use this method to get that nasty old tea stain out.

Also if you have some stubborn coffee stains, ( if you also use your tea mugs for coffee) another stain remover method is to use 20% hydrogen peroxide to the stain area, then wash and rinse.

I hope that this was helpful for you. Stay tune for next week for another cleaning lesson.