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Bar Keeper's Friend

lorie Jan 1, 2012 09:33 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy Bar Keeper's Friend, a gentle cleaning product that is recommended for cleaning stainless steel kitchen tools like my All Clad pots and pans, in Montreal? Preferably NDG or downtown area. Thanks.

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    ios94 Jan 1, 2012 09:50 AM

    Deco Decouverte and The Bay carry the Lagostina stainless steel cleaner (It's less expensive at Deco Decouverte). It seems Cdn Tire carries it too if you do a Google search.

    1. SnackHappy Jan 1, 2012 10:05 AM

      You can buy it at the Vrac Merci stores, but none are in NDG or downtown. I've seen it elsewhere, but can't recall exactly where. Another option, and what I use, would be Cameo anti-tarnish cleaner which is relatively easy to find in supermarkets.

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      1. re: SnackHappy
        SnackHappy Jan 1, 2012 11:00 AM

        I think you can also find Barkeeper's Friend at dollar stores.

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        nextguy Jan 1, 2012 10:16 AM

        I've purchased it at Les Touilleurs on Laurier. It is a bit more expensive than the Lagostina brand that can be found at The Bay or Deco Decouverte. I have used both brands and to be honest I saw very little difference in cleaning power.

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          lorie Jan 1, 2012 10:51 AM

          Thanks! I had a feeling that Les Touilleurs would carry it. I know it can be ordered online from Golda's Kitchen, but rather than pay for shipping, I would rather support a local kitchen store.

          1. re: lorie
            Cerise828 Jan 2, 2012 11:57 AM

            They carry it at deco decouvert in the pots and pan sections and at linen chest as well.

            1. re: Cerise828
              jellyhock Jan 4, 2012 10:25 AM

              Stokes carries the liquid variety. Linen Chest has the powder.

        2. lorie Jan 5, 2012 03:34 PM

          Thanks for all the suggestions. I found Bar Keeper's Friend at Les Touilleurs on Laurier today. Incidentally, they currently have a sale: 20% off all regularly priced items. (Which is somewhat laughable, since their stock seems marked up by at least that much compared to other cooking supply shops).

          Bar Keeper's Friend was priced at $5.50, which is about $2 more than I've seen it quoted elsewhere, but I guess they know their clientele, since I bought it.

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