Special Uses for Bar Keeper's Friend

We use Bar Keeper's Friend on the stainless steel surfaces in our home for cleaning and rubbing out scratches. When we last used it, we noticed on the can's label that it's also recommended for tile grout, toilets and baths, chrome, fiberglass, plastic, and rust removal.

A quick visit to the Bar Keeper's Friend website reveals a page of Special Uses on top of these. They run the gamut but a few of the highlights are:

  • Porcelain Painters International Online recommends using Bar Keepers Friend for burnishing fired Roman Gold on porcelain pieces. It polishes the fired gold to a beautiful sheen without scratching.
  • Removing brown spots on Corelle dishes, which can be caused by iron deposits in your water supply or even by exposed metal parts in your dishwasher.
  • Cleaning smooth glass top ceramic cooktops.
  • Cleaning windows: Bar Keeper's Friend contains a mild abrasive but will not scratch glass.

Do you use Bar Keeper's Friend in your housekeeping routine? If so, do you have any uses to add to the list?

We love it because on top of working really well, it's non-toxic, too. For more on Bar Keeper's Friend from Apartment Therapy, see it scrutinized In the Test Lab.

Image: Cleaning Your Vintage China from Articlesbase.

Posted originally from: AT:New York

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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