If you own a piece of stainless steel cookware, you might have noticed that the surfaces can be difficult to clean using regular dish soap. And you don’t want to use harsh cleaning powders or scouring pads because they will leave permanent unsightly scratches that will scar the beautiful luster of the stainless steel. Sometimes simply boiling water can leave a rainbow-like discoloration after pouring out the hot water. Heating soups with an oily base can leave a ring around the cookware even after washing with regular dish soap. Air drying can also leave annoying water spots that are laborious to polish.
Bar Keepers friend liquid cleanser is made for solving these problems and ideal for cleaning stainless steel.
I just squirt some liquid cleanser onto the problem area, and wipe several times with a soft sponge and the stains effortlessly disappear. (If you are looking for a good kitchen scrubber, I use Jetz Scrubz). For the tougher stains and cleaning burnt pots, I have tried soaking with the liquid cleanser for a few minutes before scrubbing. Again, avoid using harsh scouring pads; I recommend Jetz Scrubz for all purposes. The only word of caution I have is that you have to rinse well. If you don’t rinse the cleanser completely, it will leave a white film after it dries, but the white film will rinse completely away with running water.
I have used Bar Keepers Friend on the bottom of my oven after roasting meat that has dripped onto my oven and baked to a crusty black mark. Bar Keepers Friend was the only cleanser that could clean the oven to look brand new without the harsh chemical smell that burns through your nasal passage.
I have also used it to clean my porcelain baking dishes. Even though it is not advertised to clean porcelain, it completely removes even the stickiest sauce that has burned black onto the edges of my baking dishes. I use it to polish my kitchen sink and the top of my oven to make it look like new, that is, besides the scratches.