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Make your stainless steel cookware look like new again

Bar Keepers Friend is the secret to getting those stubborn grease stains off cookware

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Bar Keepers Friend is the secret to getting those stubborn grease stains off cookware
Copyright Megan Silea 2010

Remember the day you bought your new cookware? Out of the box, it was so shiny and spotless... you swore that you'd take care of it and clean it well and keep it looking that way. Then, inevitably, one day you pull it out and notice the sides and bottom are covered in brown (or worse, black!) grease stains. How did this happen? When did this happen? How on earth is this ever going to come off?? You soak and scrub the pan but, alas, the grease seems to be permanently glued to your formerly-beautiful pan.

But wait! All hope is not lost! With the help of an inexpensive, easy-to-find cleaner, you can rid your pots and pans of those unsightly stains forever! Well ok, maybe not forever... but if and when they do come back, you can make them disappear again. Bar Keepers Friend truly is a friend in the kitchen. The label describes the product as a cleanser and polish for stainless steel, fiberglass, porcelain, glass cooktops,copper, tile, and brass. Follow the instructions and within 5 minutes even the most stubborn stains will come off that cookware. See the slideshow for before and after pictures of All-Clad Copper Core pans that were cleaned with Bar Keepers Friend.

Please be sure to follow the instructions and read the label thoroughly. Bar Keepers Friend is readily found at a variety of grocery stores and discount stores in the Memphis area. At the Kroger in east Cordova, the product can be found on the cleaning aisle (aisle 9) next to products such as Tilex and Comet. The staff there is very courteous and helpful, so if you can't find it, just ask!

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