Shortly after we updated our kitchen, I was preparing to take pictures of it for this post. As I was cleaning, I moved a rinsed-out mixed vegetable can I had put on the counter behind the sink the evening before and noticed RUST SPOTS on our BRAND NEW quartz countertops! I could not believe it! What bugged me the most was that when I put the can on the counter I even thought to myself, “This might leave rust marks. Maybe I should move it.” However, I decided against it because I knew I would be cleaning the kitchen the next morning. I thought “It won’t leave rust marks that quickly.” Well…I was wrong!
I tried cleaning the rust with vinegar – didn’t work. Windex (which is what the countertop installers recommended I use to regularly clean the counters) – didn’t work. Scratching the spot with my fingernail – didn’t work. I think I finally searched online for products that removed rust. Anyway, somehow I remembered this powder cleaner called Bar Keepers Friend that my grandma told me about years ago.
She swore it was the best cleaner to use on bathtubs, so I bought some years ago. It’s similar to Comet, but it doesn’t contain bleach, and it’s nonabrasive. I sprinkled a little of the powder on the rust spots. Using a wet rag, I very lightly, in a circular motion, rubbed the powder on the rust spots. IT WORKED!!! I was so happy! Lol.
I just now looked up the product on Amazon. It clearly indicates it removes rust :), so I also I tried it on the rust on my stainless steel sink. It worked! Just be careful, it took off some of the finish.
Have you found any other uses for Bar Keepers Friend?