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Jan 13, 2011 08:04 AM

Bar Keepers Friend -- this stuff works.

cleaned my All-Clad pans last night. They look new - not 6 years old. Check it out if you have stainless....

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  1. Yes, we know. Bar Keeper's Friend is considered a "must" for people who has stainless steel cookware, although I use it on more than just stainless steel cookware. I also use it to remove rust spot from carbon steel knives .. etc. Very useful stuff. I have not tried the liquid version, but I like and prefer the powder version.

    1. Love it! I even use it to clean gunk out of my Creuset pots after French Onion Soup and the like.

      1. I use it on my glass cooktop too. Looks like a mirror afterwards.

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        1. re: cutipie721

          You are my hero. I'd never tried it on the ceramic top. It worked! It took off the ring of crap around the one burner I didn't think was going to come off without divine intervention. Wahoo! Thanks!

          1. re: ProfessorBear

            I assume you use the liquid version on the stove top, not the powder?

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              I use powder, at least once a week for the past 9 months and not a single mark left behind. I don't remember ever having to really scrub the surface. Lots of comments out there also say that BKF does not scratch glass if you're concerned about the "abrasive" portion of the product.

        2. I love how it works, but I have to be careful to get all of it off my fingers, or it gets in my eye and is super-irritating for an hour or so.

          1. I don't find that BKF works that well for me. Actually had better results with plain baking soda (or just plain elbow grease) even sometimes.

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            1. re: will47

              What works well with baking soda will not work well for Bar Keeper's Friend. They are very different. Baking soda is a base. Bar Keeper's Friend is an acid. Baking soda will probably be better for removing certain burnt on food residue from a cookware, but Bar Keeper's Friend will be better for removing rust spot, oxidized stain on stainless steel cookware... etc.

              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                Yes, one is an acid and one is a base, but both are mild abrasives, when used as a paste. I guess my point was that BKF doesn't seem to perform that much better (at least in terms of removing grease) than any other mild abrasive.