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Questions and Answers for Bar Keepers Friend 21 oz. All-Purpose Cleanser and Polish

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Model #11514

Store SKU #1003161246

  • Perfect for rust, tarnish, hard water stains and lime scale
  • Non-abrasive, bleach-free formula
  • Powdered cleanser

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Q:How do you keep it free flowing? Mine doesn't want to come out of the can.
by|Nov 25, 2022
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A:  Keep all your powdered cleansers in a dry space. Certain locations that have high moisture or big temperature changes make the powder clump. Our product is still good, but you may have to use a can opener to get at the rest of it. We discourage keeping powder cleansers under the sink in the kitchen, as it is a high moisture area.

by|Mar 28, 2023
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    A:  I’ve always stored it in a dry location and never had an issue. If it gets damp it will cake. 

    by|Mar 28, 2023
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      Q:Is this safe to use if I have a septic system?
      by|Nov 19, 2022
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      A:  Yes, Bar Keepers Friend products are safe for septic systems.

      by|Jan 29, 2023
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        Q:does this product clean cast iron cookware
        by|Oct 30, 2022
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        A:  Yes, Bar Keepers Friend All-Purpose Cleanser and Polish will clean cast iron cookware, but then the cast iron must be re-seasoned immediately or it will rust.

        by|Oct 31, 2022

          A:  I would not use Bar Keeper’s Friend on your cast iron skillet. Abrasive cleaners are not recommended. Log onto Lodge Cast Iron website for cleaning recommendations. 

          by|Nov 5, 2022
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            Q:can this be used to clean white farmhouse sink?
            by|Jul 2, 2022
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            A:  Yes, Bar Keepers Friend All-Purpose Cleanser and Polish specializes in cleaning enamel coated cast iron. Bar Keepers Friend All-Purpose Cleanser and Polish removes rust, lime, and calcium from hard water.

            by|Sep 22, 2022
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              Q:will this clean stains on cultured marble sinks?
              by|Jun 2, 2022
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              A:  I would not use this cleanser on cultured marble. I have only used this on stainless cookware. There are less abrasive cleansers for cooktops, and other brushed stainless finishes.

              by|Aug 17, 2022
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                A:  We do not recommend using our Bar Keepers Friend All Purpose Cleanser and Polish on Marble; although they might clean the stain, depending on how hard you have to scrub, it might etch or, depending on the resin used in the sink, it might react negatively. We recommend using our Bar Keepers Friend Granite and Stone Trigger Spray. It is PH-balanced to safely clean natural stone. If you can’t find our product, we recommend using a specific Granite, Stone, or Marble cleaner.

                by|Sep 22, 2022
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                  Q:Can this be used on a vinyl canopy with tannin stains
                  by|May 23, 2022
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                  A:  To be honest, I doubt that the stains will come out, as vinyl is a soft material, and the stains are probably deeper than they would be on a surface like enamel. But to answer your original question, yes, you could you this product because it shouldn't destroy the structure of the material. The active cleaner is oxalic acid. It isn't a "physical" abrasive like Bon Ami. Good luck with the stains.

                  by|Sep 22, 2022
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                    A:  On the tannin stains on the vinyl canopy, we suggest Bar Keepers Friend More Spray and Foam for that application to avoid scratching and aid in other soil removal.

                    by|Sep 22, 2022
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                      A:  I have never used Bar keepers friend on vinyl. It is very mild but is abrasive. If you have a small area that you can test it on even if the test piece isn't part of the canopy. Concern is that it may bleach the color.

                      by|Aug 16, 2022
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                        A:  Do Not Know

                        by|Aug 31, 2022
                          10 found this answer helpful
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                          Q:can it clean bronze name markers used on urn vaults in national cemetery
                          by|Mar 24, 2022
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                          A:  I would try just a little spot to see if it will work… Brasso would be better off for that

                          by|Aug 31, 2022
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                          A:  Our Powder will Bronze name markers. However, we believe the Bar Keepers Friend Liquid Cleanser and Polish will work best.

                          by|Sep 22, 2022
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                            Q:Can this work to remove hard water stains on granite bathroom countertops?
                            by|Mar 11, 2022
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                            A:  No, states specifically on the container (For Non-Stone Countertops).

                            by|Aug 31, 2022
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                              Q:Can Barkeepers Friend clean a copper trivet?
                              by|Jan 31, 2022
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                              A:  Absolutely. It's amazing for cleaning copper, brass, stainless steel sinks and similar surfaces, and the very best steel pots and pans, such as All-Clad, Williams-Sonoma, etc., without scratching services. No need for steel wool or other abrasives.

                              by|Aug 31, 2022
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                                A:  I would think so.

                                by|Sep 3, 2022
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                                  A:  Yeah, it sure will as long as you are ok with it being scratched all to hell. It’s an abrasive cleanser. That’s why it works…. Minus the scratches.

                                  by|Aug 13, 2022
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                                    Q:Can it be used to clean stains on Quartz countertop ?
                                    by|Jan 19, 2022
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                                    A:  Yes, you can.

                                    by|Aug 31, 2022
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                                      A:  Don’t know for sure, but there’s one for Quartz counter tops!! Maybe you should try that first!!!

                                      by|Aug 31, 2022
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