Favorite Things Thursday

Bar Keepers

Ohhhhh, Bar Keepers Friend, How I love thee!
Growing up, my parents kept Soft Scrub underneath the sink. It’s all I knew.
Then after high school I got a job at Chili’s and the ultra cool bartenders used Bar Keepers Friend to clean everything.
So I made the switch and have never looked back.
I love the stuff, you can clean a million things with it….below is one example of how I use it.
I am not sure if y’all know, but I am REALLY REALLY cheap. I hate spending money.
I have a few sets of plates, all seem to be white. I suppose you can call me cheap and boring.

The problem with white plates is that they start looking yucky and all scratched up with use.
So me being the Mrs. Cheapy-Cheaperson that I am, I refuse to buy new plates.

Bar Keepers Friend to the rescue!

To de-scratch a plate, all you need is your plate, a wet paper towel and Bar Keepers Friend.

Sprinkle some Bar Keepers Friend on your ugly plate and scrub with the wet paper towel until the scratches disappear. Wash the plate.

Bar Keepers

See look how purrrrty!!!  Now I don’t have to spend money on new plates!!!!


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  1. 1

    Looove Barkeeper’s Friend. Powder is where it’s at too, the liquid isn’t as good.

  2. 2

    WOW – that is impressive!! I’ve never heard of Bar Keeper’s but I’m going to buy some. Today!

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    nice! i have all white plates too, must get me some of that!

  5. 5

    I use it all the time on the bathroom counter top from where I leave my curling iron and flat iron on too long….

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    I LOVE Bar Keepers Friend!!!!

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    You had me at “clean a million things.” I had heard of it but never knew what it could do. Thanks! Love this series of posts.

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    I just used Bar Keepers Friend this morning to clean up my stove and oven. LOVE THAT STUFF. It’s the only thing I can use on my stainless steel pans that doesn’t scratch them. And my enameled cast iron. And just about everything else. I’m going to go clean my white plates now. 🙂

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    Bar keepers is especially GREAT at cleaning my stainless steel pots & pans! My hubby made homemade taco shells in one of my pans & literally turned the pan from silver to black & brown from the hot oil. I about died, until he used the “friend” & it turned right back to the shiny silver it was prior 🙂 LOVE it too!!

  10. 10

    I really need to get some of that…I use white plates too, and they’ve seen better days!

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    Oooo, that’s awesome! I’m going to have to get me some of that!

  12. 12

    Love Bar Keeper’s Friend!!

  13. 13

    Well – that is cool! I had no idea it was such a versatile cleaner…thanks for the tip! Congratulations, Erica!

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    I LOVE that stuff. It’s what I use to clean my pots.

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    I am a housewife failure. I don’t have Bar Keeper’s Friend. Don’t tell anyone. My plates look like the “before.”

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    I love this stuff also. I never used it on my plates but I will now. I use it on my pans and it is amazing.

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    LOVE BarKeepers Friend. Started using it many, many, many, many (you get the idea) years ago to clean creosote off the glass doors in our fireplace. I had tried many (there’s that word again) things to get the clingy stuff off, but BKF did a wonderful job. Would never use anything else. Love the “scratches” idea.

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    I haven’t tried this yet but I have seen and herd many good things!!! Going to have to get some!!!

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    Wow that is amazing. All my plates are scratched up 🙁

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    Cool!! I would so love to have one 🙂

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    The plate looks amazing! I didn’t think about using barkeeper’s friend for that!

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    I LOVE BarKeepers Friend

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    Works great on tea stains, too.

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    love it