My nan's quick 3p hack gets rid of stubborn brown stains in mugs with barely any effort, it’s so easy | The Sun
FOR the many Brits that love a good cup of tea or coffee, you’ve probably spent some time at your sink attempting to scrub away harsh stains from your favourite mug.
If you’re not lucky enough to have a dishwasher, or the stains are that stubborn that the dishwasher can’t even get rid of them, we’ve got you covered.
Cleaning enthusiasts have shared a very simple but highly effective 3p hack for removing tea and coffee stains from mugs and cups.
Not only is this hack cheap and cheerful, but many cleaning fans claimed that their nans swear by this clever hack.
Ever since cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, otherwise known as Sophie Hinchliffe, took to Instagram, cleaning tips and tricks have become more and more popular.
There’s even Facebook groups where cleaning fanatics share their hacks for getting their homes spotless.
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And the latest hack focuses on removing the stubborn stains from mugs, without the faff.
On one such Facebook group, cleaning fan Tia Macaulay wrote: “Does anyone know how to get rid of tea stains in a mug?
“I have a lovely Cath Kidston mug but I can’t budge the stains.
“I also can’t put it in the dishwasher. I’ve tried soaking it in boiling water with washing up liquid and nothing.”
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Luckily for you, Mrs Hinch fans came to the rescue and shared their quick, simple trick for transforming dirty mugs.
Not only is it an ‘easy’ method, but don’t worry, you won’t have to worry about spending loads of money on fancy cleaning products.
The post attracted more than 600 comments from fellow cleaning enthusiasts sharing tips and tricks for Tia to try, but the most popular responses suggested using denture tablets.
But don’t worry if you don't have any in the house already, as you can pick up these tablets from many high-street shops and supermarkets.
One woman said: “My nan recommended using denture tablets as she uses them for her teeth but also around the house for literally everything. They work so well and are just so cheap.”
A second cleaning whizz recommended using denture tablets dissolved in hot water, as she added: “Old trick I learned from my Nan many years ago. Cleans teaspoons up a treat too.”
A third wrote: “Denture tablets are amazing. Don’t use bleach as it will damage the glaze and will stain worse.”
Whilst someone else commented: “I use denture tablets and boiling water. Let it sit for a bit and then wash as normal. It is much safer than bleach and does the job perfectly.
“I prefer to buy the minty denture tablets as then I can smell if the tablet has lingered a bit and I need to wash the cup a bit more.”
When placed in a mug with hot water, the denture tablet will begin to fizz and work to remove the brown stains on the cup.
It is advised to leave it to soak for at least 10 minutes, and repeat if necessary.
Denture tablets can be purchased from many supermarkets as well as shops such as Boots and Superdrug.
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Sainsbury’s currently sells 30 cleansing tablets for just 90p, meaning to clean one mug, it would cost you less than 3p.
Amazon also sells denture cleansing tablets for around the same price, proving this hack to be very affordable.
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