The bar keepers friend is a very fascinating, well adverse, successful friend. If you know much about me and my history, I do not drink alcohol, so this may pose many questions; where and how would I have met this friend? This friend I am talking about is not your typical friend. This friend is rarely talked about; almost a secret even. Now who I want to introduce you to is actually not a “who” but a “what.” If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen you will be utterly grateful for this friend. This friend is actually a powder that will brighten, tighten, and shine anything you can think of.
My mom was in town this weekend and was asking me if I knew the bar keeper. I had no idea what she was talking about; she proceeded to explain to me that the bar keeper is her best friend. Meanwhile I was trying to clean my dutch oven with an SOS pad and was very unsuccessful. I was scrubbing and nothing was happening. I had “Pam” spray basically glued on to my pot (I make my own “Pam.”) I was so irritated because I have felt lately that almost all of my pots and pans were looking grungy, even though they are for the most part, less than a year old. My mom proceeds to tell me about this miracle called “The Bar Keepers Friend.” She was raving about this product and says she uses it on anything and everything. You don’t have to scrub, it comes right off. She continued to tell me about this product as she graciously ignored my irritation while I had no success scrubbing. As we got talking she was making me really question her authenticity about this so-called miracle that I gave up cleaning my dutch oven.
Meanwhile, my dad overheard us talking and decided to sneak off to the store. He comes back with this miracle powder and my mom starts scrubbing away at my pots, dutch oven, coffee pot, sink, and stove top. Might I add this was at 9 o’clock at night right after we started the movie “Night of the Museum.” All four of us (my husband, dad, mom and I) were hovering over the dutch oven as we watched the grime wash away. She moved on to the stainless steel pan that hangs from our hanging pot rack displaying our dirty, grungy looking pots that are not dirty but extremely burnt on the bottom and coated with a film. Kitchen aid told me to soak my pans in lemon juice and boiling water, needless to say that absolutely did nothing for me. I was so upset about this because I had spent so much money on my pots; Kitchen Aid is a great tusted brand but was giving me serious doubts. I literally had them less than 24 hours at that point and after my first use they looked 5 years old. So here we are nine months later and my mom is providing my kitchen with a makeover. Wah-lah, this magical moment began my belief for my new friend the “bar keeper.”
I cannot begin to explain the amazement behind this. Our coffee pot literally looked as if there had coffee brewing 100% of the time. (Might I add, we have only had the Coffee pot for ten months). Again, I have scrubbed this pot with an SOS pad, ran lemon juice and vinegar through and nothing would lessen this stain until now. It looks absolutely brand new; I was so shocked, but still had little faith. My mom moves on to the stove top; we have the four coiled burner with the trays below she pulls out one of the dirtiest trays and bam, same thing. I must say this almost solidified my belief but my husband had to go a step farther. There is a water stain in our bathroom sink; NOTHING has worked on this water stain…until now. I swear, by the time my husband showed me this I was literally amazed and a true believer. Nothing would shake this faith now, the bar keeper was a true, honest friend now. What’s even more incredible is that it all happened within minutes. No hard scrubbing or wearing your hands out.
I must explain that this product is not only a life changing product, but it is unbelievably cheap. It runs less than $2 at Walmart and comes in a container like Comet. I am really surprised that I haven’t heard of this before let alone seen an advertisement. There’s no scrubbing involved, you wet the product slightly, lather up a paste and watch the grime wash away; the trick is you barely add water. Now we have shiny pots and pans hanging in the kitchen, you can almost see your reflection perfectly in them.
We also had the pleasure of brewing coffee this morning in a “brand new” coffee pot.
Bathroom sink before
I must say, it’s the little things like that that put a smile on my face. Easy, convenient and successful tips and products will help make me happy as I spend a lot of time cooking and cleaning. My husband is always reminded that it’s “the little things” that always put a smile on my face. He continually tells me this because it continually rings true.
Now, go and purchase this lovely product and have a drink with your girlfriends about the “bar keeper.”
This product can be used on anything. It is not a disinfectant but does take away stains and make your house look like new. Bathroom sinks, tubs, stove tops, kitchen sinks, pots, pans, coffee pot, pyrex and much more. Incredible!