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Every Nest Needs: Bar Keeper’s Friend

July 22, 2011
by thenestinggame

Let me introduce you to this guy:

I mean, this guy:

I first read about Bar Keeper’s Friend through the blogland, and then–just like the car my high school crush drove—I started seeing it everywhere.

I bought it to clean my glass cooktop and it worked great! You just sprinkle some on, add a little water and elbow grease, and it’s as good as 1998.

Then I burned one of our fantastic All-Clad wedding gifts. (Whoops.) And lo and behold, the All-Clad website recommended Bar Keeper’s Friend. This required a little MORE elbow grease—mostly due to my cooking skills or lack thereof–but it cleaned up eventually.

(Sidebar Taylor Tip: when you’re cooking something and there are dark stains on the pan here’s how to get the pan clean the easy way. IMMEDIATELY after removing the pan from heat, run it under cold water and all that junk comes right off! A quick swipe with a dish rag or brush might help. But no scrubbing required! This may be something everyone but me was aware of, but I have found it quite helpful.)

I also use Bar Keeper’s Friend to shine tarnished metal. The finials on these lamps got an extreme home makeover.

I did the same on the campaign nightstands, too.

Bar Keeper’s Friend (or BKF) is in the cleaning section at just about all the usual suspect grocery, hardware and big box stores. Williams-Sonoma, too.

Do you have a secret agent cleaning agent that is your go-to?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine permalink
    July 22, 2011 1:26 pm

    Had forgotten about Bar Keeper’s Friend – thanks for reminder!

  2. July 27, 2011 9:36 pm

    I LOVE this stuff!

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