Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The How to of Removing Stains From Corningware Pieces

The How to of Removing Stains From Corningware Pieces. 

Yuk! Eww! How many times have we experienced this issue with some of our corningware pieces of our own, or those we find while thrifting too? No matter where it came from I myself like corningware, pyrex. These pieces are known to last forever, but maintaining them gives them even a better life span too. Them darn stubborn stains can collect over time, and if not properly cleaned after use it will keep building too. Ewww!

These were some instructions I found a long time ago while roaming the wonderful internet. Made a note of it, and thought maybe I would share with all of you corningware, pyrex lovers too. 

Things You Will Need:
     1) Rubber Gloves
     2) Newspaper
     3) Oven Cleaner
     4) Trash Bag
     5) Dish Pan
     6) 1/4 c. of white vinegar
     7) 1 tsp. hand dish washing soap
     8) Dish Scrubber
     9) Kitchen Towel

Ok, you get all these supplies now? If not, make sure you get your notebook, and make some notes to yourself, or just Bookmark this too:) Ok, here goes with cleaning now. 
     1) Wear gloves - would help to open some windows in the kitchen to keep some fresh air, or turn on the ventilation fan to circulate
     2) Set your piece, or pieces of corningware, pyrex on the newspaper. Coat these pieces with some oven cleaner. Then, place these items into a trash bag. Seal the bag.
     3) Now, leave the sealed corningware over night. The oven cleaner used will break down, and it loosens the stains during this time of being sealed. Makes it much easier to remove. 
     4) On the next day take your bag outdoors. Have a dish pan of hot water with you too. Remove the items from the bag, and set into the dish pan of hot water. 
     5) Add the 1/4 c. of the white vinegar, and the 1 tsp. of the dish soap to the hot water. Scrub the corningware with the dish scrubber to remove those nasty stains that were loosened by the oven cleaner. 
     6) Once done, rinse the corningware pieces well with some plain water. Make sure you remove ALL the chemicals that had been used, and then dry with your clean kitchen towel. 

These are some easy instructions shared with you to use cleaning some of those stubborn corningware pieces that need a little help. Good luck with your cleaning, and hope you find this to be helpful with it. If you have some other cleaning methods you know to work, please feel free to share them. We all would love some ideas, and some known methods that we can use. 

I know this was a bit of a break from some of the posts I started on my "new" blog, and you will see this done at times. When I think of something, or maybe last minute find something I think you would like, I will throw it into here for you all to read, and to share back with too. Hope you found this to be useful to you, or maybe someone you know. 

Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams, and wishing you all a super Tuesday! Take care, and see you all again soon. 

* * * UPDATE * * * 
I would like to add to this that using methods I have mentioned is not always tested by Me so I cannot be held liable, and it is done at your own risk. All products, and situations may be different. I would suggest visiting with PyrexLove.com  to see what they know, and can report of what to use to clean with. Some methods can be safely used once, but over an extensive amount of use and time colored items may fade, or become damaged.


  1. You have a set of my favorite bowls! I also have a set in turquoise, the best you can buy in my opinion. I am so glad you wrote suggestions on cleaning them, I want to keep my bowls forever and have them looking sparkling clean. Thanks for sharing,

  2. Brenda ...Thanks for visiting, and leaving a comment here too. Yes, I LOVE these bowls, and they are still very clean, white, and shiny on the inside as well as the outside too. I use to have a couple of dark blue ones...the mist? ones, but I had sold those as I had more to this set. So happy I was able to help another person who adores some of the same things, and good luck to you.

    Thanks again for visiting Brenda, and have a wonderful Tuesday!:) Happy Cleaning:)


  3. Kim, have you actually used this on the painted Corningware pieces? It sounds like a good idea for Visionware, but I'd be terrified to use it on the paint and decals!

  4. Valerie...No, I actually have not had to use this technique as of yet, whew!:) I do not have pieces in my possession that are in need of this extensive cleaning. Pieces that were found a long time ago, I did not have this cleaning method to try with those as I generally find pieces that are the painted ones. These were instructions found a long time ago through another blog...which I cannot find in my notes:( I can remember seeing the green painted pieces being shown with the instructions at the time.

    As of yet I have not heard back from anyone who has used this method that there was any problems with the painted/colored pieces they had. Would love to hear back from others that have used this method, or if they have found another method that also works.

    Thanks for you visit Valerie, and wishing You and Everyone in Blogland a most wonderful Holiday Weekend!:) Ya'll take care, and happy hunting!:)


  5. Please note that I have added an UPDATE to the end of this article I posted about. I have also included a link there to visit for more information known by them. Or, they do report what others have shared with them as well. Thanks again everyone, and have a wonderful Thursday!:)