Brighten Up Your Dishes
While bleach is a powerful chemical that should be handled with caution (especially around food), it can be used to brighten up old dishes. Dishes, glassware, and utensils should all be washed and rinsed before being sanitized with ordinary disinfectant bleach. Soak for at least 2 minutes in a solution of 2 teaspoons bleach per 1 gallon of water after washing, then drain and air dry. When it’s all said and done, those dishes should shine like they’ve never glistened before.