Pfaltzgraff dinnerware may be made of several different materials, including earthenware and stoneware. While a mild dish soap and water cleans away typical food residue on any type of Pfaltzgraff, a specialty cleaner may be required to remove gray marks that look like scratches.
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Basic Care and Cleaning
Wash Pfaltzgraff dishes as you would most any other type of delicate dish, using a mild dish soap in a sink of warm water. Rinse dishes after using them -- before washing -- to prevent food residue from drying, which makes them more difficult to remove. Use a soft soapy sponge or dishcloth to wipe the dishes clean, then thoroughly rinse the dishes.
Removing Mysterious Markings
Some Pfaltzgraff dishes are prone to gray marks that look a bit like scratches. Metal utensils scraping across the dinnerware cause this. Wipe these away with a special cleaner designed for this purpose, such as one made by Pfaltzgraff. A cooktop cleaner can be used to remove the marks. Apply the cleaner with a damp sponge or soft cloth rather than an scrub pad. Rub the cleaner over the marks, then wash and rinse the dishes as usual.