Over the years, I have had many pans that I loved and that I hated. I love all my All Clad pans and their Slow-Cooker is the most even one I have owned. That being said, my dear sweet husband likes to help clean up the kitchen, as he does not ever cook and I love cooking.
All Clad are not as easy as Teflon, but with a little man-power or woman-power and little help from a couple friends, they can remain spotless. I keep SOS or Brillo on hand and scrub away every use. I do use a new one every time, as I can’t stand the yucky thing after it has been used once, and luckily they are really cheap. They even sell them at the local Dollar Store.
If I can’t get it clean with just SOS or Brillo, I add Bar Keeper’s Friend to the mix. I read somewhere that people thought it was toxic, so I looked up their website to see what they had to say. Here is it, and it is quite natural. You might want to wear gloves, but it is not going to hurt the environment any more than rhubarb or spinach, as it contains natural oxalic acid.
After World War II, U.S. Army veteran Dr. Beurt SerVaas found that the customers at his small plating shop kept asking him how to clean metal items. “My grandmother used Bar Keepers Friend,” he told them. Inspired to serve his customers, Dr. SerVaas purchased Bar Keepers Friend from the Gisler Polish Corporation in 1956.
Over the years, more and more people got in on the secret of Bar Keepers Friend, and found ever more varied and unique uses for our oxalic acid-based cleaning powder. We’re still a family-owned company manufacturing in Indianapolis, and we’re still motivated by solving problems for our customers. Bar Keepers Friend now goes to market with minor variations in ingredients and packaging, but our products remain essentially the same as the ones that polished bar rails over a century ago.
- “Bar Keepers Friend is extremely popular among musicians, especially drummers. It is excellent at removing stains, fingerprints and stick marks from cymbals”
- My mother always told me to use Bar Keepers Friend to keep my stainless steel pots clean, and she was right. I finally tried it and was so surprised it worked great. Thank you so much
- Thanks for making a product that actually cleans my sink and pots and pans without tons of elbow grease. I use Bar Keepers Friend for all kinds of clean up around the house. Thanks for making a superior product!
- This is my favorite kitchen cleaning product! Saves so much time and effort when cleaning baked-on and stained items. You have a customer for life! Thanks