Last week I cleaned up my cookware. Of course I had been washing my pots and pans all along, but there were a few spots from browning meat, cooking oil, and some rainbow coloring on a couple pans (I think that is from high heat -- although the highest setting I use is medium-high.)
Joshua, who is my go-to source for research (he loves to read!) ordered for me the most-recommended cookware polish: Bar Keeper's Friend Cookware Cleaner. (Scroll down on that page to find it -- it's specifically called Cookware Cleaner. I don't believe Amazon.com carries that particular one!)
I followed the directions and used a small sprinkling of the powder, rubbed very gently, and stood amazed at the results! My cookware, after 8 months of heavy use looks brand new, sparkling and shiny again! (I use non-metal utensils so it's not even showing signs of scratches; bamboo is my favorite though I also have plastic and silicone utensils.)
We ordered the four-cans-for-$15 on the website, and I'm guessing that'll be nearly a lifetime supply considering the small amount I used. Well, maybe not a whole lifetime, but it's going to last a long time! :)
Bar Keeper's Friend claims to be environmentally safe and contain no hazardous chemicals. (I say "claims" since I have not personally seen an ingredient list for it!) It was at one time labeled Kosher but no longer has the certification for cost reasons, though the manufacturing process has stayed the same.
Do you have any more tips for cleaning cookware? I'd love to hear them in a comment below! :)
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