How to Remove Stickers From Dishes

Brand name stickers and price labels are often stuck directly on dishes that are sold as separate pieces. These stickers should be removed from new dishes before they are used for the first time. When these stickers are peeled away they often leave behind a tacky adhesive residue on the dish's surface. Leaving this residue on the plate will cause it to collect dirt and grime more quickly. You can completely clear away stickers and their glue so dishes won't feel sticky to the touch.

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Step 1

Peel away as much of the sticker as you can using your fingers and fingernails.

Step 2

Place the dish on a flat surface and drip a few drops of white vinegar directly onto the label. Allow the vinegar to soak in for at least five minutes.

Step 3

Add a few drops of the white vinegar onto a nonabrasive scrubber sponge.

Step 4

Rub the sponge on the label in a circular motion while applying medium to heavy pressure.

Step 5

Pour a little more white vinegar on an unused section of the sponge and return to the dish to wipe away all the adhesive.

Step 6

Wash the dish in the hottest water you can stand, using liquid dish soap.