In my vintage world I clean A LOT of things … rusty things, sticky things, scratched things, shiny things. You name it I have probably had to find a way to clean it. Working on a Bakelite Telephone right now … Really!
I had heard about Bon Ami & Bar Keepers Friend, great for this, amazing for that … no idea why I never had any in the house, until last week. See last week I was prepping some vintage, stainless steal kitchen utensils and they had been loved (loved in Vintage world means used) … these were loved good! A little stickiness, some rust, some grease, etc. I used some castile soap, I used baking soda, vinegar, all worked, just not as well as I would have liked. At the same time I had read a thread some where, probably a vintage board on Facebook, about using Bar Keepers Friend on Pyrex … LIGHTBULB! Trip to the hardware store, because around here that is where they sell all of the GOOD cleaners that actually work, and brought my new buddies home … since then we have been cleaning everything!
My favorite thing … Bar Keepers Friends cleans utensil scratches on your plates. These are utensil scratches … you have them, I know it.
This is the after … I know, right?
Now I know, who really cares about utensil scratches? Me (hangs head in shame) … In a real world normal application the bathroom sink and the tub look like this too! With no chemicals, no smell and no bleach!