The first time I heard the words “The Bar Keepers Friend” I thought it was talking about a real bartender and alcohol. I had no idea that The Bar Keepers Friends is a line of multiple cleaning products.
In fact, the Bar Keepers Friend was originally marketed to bartenders to keep their brass bar rails shiny. If you’re a person that loves the look of shiny and clean kitchen and bathroom then this article is definitely for you.
The Bar Keepers Friend has been around since 1882. Its origin is Indianapolis Indiana It’s manufactured by SerVaas Laboratories. Its main ingredient is oxalic acid.
The Bar Keepers Friend line of cleaning products comes in powdered cleaning agents, liquid and spray cleaners. At the end of this article, if were not aware of the Bar Keepers Friend, you will be enlightened.
Here are 35 uses of The Bar Keepers Friend in and around the home.
If you’ve got one of the classic bathtubs the Bar Keepers friend is a must to have around the home. To use Barkeepers Friend to clean your bathtub use the powdered cleaner to make a paste with water.
Consistency can be like plastic. Scrub tub with rag or sponge. Rinse and enjoy results.
Having problems getting rid of tough stains in your toilet bowl? Bar Keepers Friend is the solution. To use Bar Keepers Friend in the toilet, you first lift the toilet seat.
Remove extra stains with bowl brush. Wet all areas inside the bowl by flushing. Apply 6 ounces of Bar Keepers Friend toilet bowl cleaner. Allow it to soak for about 5 minutes. Scrub bowl with a toilet brush then flush. For best results consistently use Bar Keepers Friend.
It can really throw you off when you think that you have cleaned the tiles but the grout is saying something different. For grout that’s hard to clean, there is Bar Keepers Friend.
To clean grout with Bar Keepers Friend you first put on your gloves. Wet grout a little. Sprinkle Bar Keepers Friend on grout. Scrub thoroughly. Rinse and repeat if desired.
It’s a plus when you can see your face in your faucet. For shiny faucets try using Bar Keepers Friend. To use on faucets you first wet faucet. Sprinkle a little Bar Keepers Friend on the faucet. Use rag or sponge to gently wash area then rinse.
Shiny sinks always make your kitchen look expensive even when it’s not. To clean sinks with Bar Keepers Friend, you first wash excessive grease and food from the sink. You then sprinkle Bar Keepers Friend on the sink. Use non-abrasive material to scrub sink then rinse.
Hard water spots and mineral deposits will make your shower doors look less attractive. T
o get rid of these you can try sprinkling some Bar Keepers Friend on a wet rag or sponge and use it to wipe the shower door. Allow the solution to sit a while on the door before wiping/rinsing it off.
For porcelain and ceramic tile, you can’t beat a good scrub with this product. Using a soft scrub brush and the cleansing powder sprinkle a little on the wet floor. Scrub floor with a soft brush then rinse and dry.
The Bar Keepers Friend original powder cleanser is the perfect choice for removal of rust stains. To get rid of rust with Bar Keepers Friend you first wet the area. Secondly, sprinkle a small amount of cleanser on the rust stains. Use a mildly abrasive wash pad to scrub the area. Rinse area after scrubbing and enjoy results.
Scouring pots and pans
It’s such a big turn off seeing a pot with a black or brown bottom or side that is as a result of food stain and dirty stove burners. To remove these stains it’s easy.
Just ensure that pot or pan is wet then sprinkle a small amount of Bar Keepers Friend powdered solution on to pot or pan, use abrasive scrub to scrub item then rinse.
To remove scratches from dishes
Once you have a old scratched up dish the only thing you’re probably thinking is that it’s old and needs to be replaced. It can be restored with Bar Keepers Friend. Use cleaning powder or liquid to make a paste.
Mix about one tablespoon of cleaner with half tablespoon of water to make a paste with your finger, a sponge, or a piece of cloth to rub the scratches with the paste until they disappear. Then rinse.
For those oven racks that may become greasy or dirty during its use, Bar Keepers Friend is the solution. Use a non-abrasive wet scrub brush or sponge with a little Bar Keepers Friend sprinkled on it to scrub rack.
For remaining tough spots, add a little bit more of the solution to your scrubbing. Rinse with water and dry completely. Return your racks to the oven.
Apply a paste of Bar Keepers Friend to the bottom of the pan (one part water, three parts Bar Keepers Friend), and let it sit for ten minutes. Use a non-scratch sponge and gently scrub the pan. After scrubbing rinse pan.
To save cutlery from rust
To prevent your stainless steels from becoming rusty try Bar Keepers Friend. Wet your cutlery and sprinkle with a cleaning solution. Use a soft cloth to buff until all of the rust has been removed. You need to do this as soon as possible to save cutlery.
To clean chrome rims
For persons who like seeing there rims shiny and clean, Bar Keepers Friend is the way to go. Before using products use water and sponge to wash excess dirt from rims.
After doing that spray Bar Keepers Friend on the rims. Spray extra on any tough dirt or rusty spots. Let it sit a minute. Use a wet sponge or scouring pad and begin to clean the chrome rim. Rinse
To clean glass top stove
Getting rid of dried up food on a stove can be easy . Get a rag and soak it in warm water and liquid soap. After soaking it place it over areas with dried up food for about thirty minutes.
After you remove the wet rag, clean off dried up food then apply Bar Keepers Friend and scrub with a non-abrasive sponge or soft cloth. Rinse and reapply if necessary until you get the desired result.
To clean glass
Wet all areas of the glass with water. Use a sponge to rub the surface gently and clean glass. Rinse well under running water. Dry with a soft cloth or allow to air dry.
To remove sticky labels you must first wet labels and let it soak for about fifteen minutes to half an hour. Once the bulk of the sticker and adhesive mark has been removed, rinse the area thoroughly with water.
Sprinkle Bar Keeper’s Friend lightly on the surface, scrub the sticky surface. Rinse the area thoroughly with water to remove any remaining residue, and pat dry with clean paper towels.