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Bar Keeper’s Friend

Let me start by offering my sincere apology to the ladies at Williams Sonoma.  They have suggested this product to me for YEARS, and every time, I politely decline their offer to add a bottle of Bar Keeper’s Friend to my purchase. It wasn’t until I saw a pin on Pinterest, that I had to think twice about this product.

My plates look horrible.  I’ve had them for several years and my silverware leaves marks on my plates.  I wash the plates.  I scrub the plates.  The dishes are clean, but the marks are still there. 

Here’s a closer look.

I saw a before and after on Pinterest of someone who used Bar Keeper’s Friend to remove the silverware marks from her plates.
Oh. My. Goodness.  Do you see this?

That’s the same plate!

Seriously.  I would not lie to you… same plate!

It takes more than one try to make a believer out of me.  So, I took out one of my small plates.  Here’s the before.

And now the after.

Hmmm.  The Williams Sonoma ladies always want me to buy this to use on my All-Clad.  Now, here is a tough stain.

Ummm, excuse me… why didn’t anyone tell me about this?  Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma… did you know about this??? Ok, they probably did tell me about it, but I just didn’t listen. 

I’m tellin’ ya, this stuff is amazing!  I bought mine at ACE hardware, but I know they also sell it at Williams Sonoma. (And when the ladies at Williams Sonoma try to tell you about this stuff, you need to listen to them.)

Happy dish washing!

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  • CAS
    January 29, 2012

    Yep, have some of the same problems, so I'll be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing, Becca!

  • Clean Mama
    January 29, 2012

    Great tip – I'm going to have to give it a whirl!

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    January 29, 2012

    Use it all the time. Perfect on everything Hugs, Marty

  • Mama Sue
    January 29, 2012

    It also works wonders on glass that has gotten gunky, like coffee pot carafe and stainless steel sinks. I use it all the time but not as much as I did because I have a granite sink now and can't use it. Also on stove tops, enamel and glass.

  • Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR
    January 29, 2012

    Becca, I had the same problem on my Williams Sonoma dinnerware. I bought Bar Keepers Friend and got the same results!! I use it for everything now! That stuff is amazing!

  • Marigene
    February 3, 2012

    I have used it for years, ♥♥♥ it!

  • Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads
    February 4, 2012

    Love Bar Keepers and have used it for years after someone told me about it. My white dishes look like yours. I'm headed to the kitchen to try it on them!

  • Lynn@ The Vintage Nest
    February 4, 2012

    Love it and I get mine at our local Food Lion. Stuff's been around for years and is wonderful. 🙂

  • Pat
    February 4, 2012

    Wow, I love this idea. I have passed up many thrift or garage sale plates due to those marks.

  • Scribbler
    February 4, 2012

    One of my favorite products for years. The liquid is even better — non-abrasive! Copper pots — magic.

  • Sharing Shadymont
    February 6, 2012

    One of my favorites too!

  • The Single Nester
    February 21, 2012

    I use this on my pots but never thought of using it on a plate.

  • susan
    February 21, 2012

    What is in it?? I'm just wondering about the chemical content – my plates are fine but my pots could certainly use some sprucing up. Also, would it work on the scratches on a stainless steel sink??

  • Tamara B.
    November 20, 2014

    I love Bar Keepers Friend is the only product I trust and use in my kitchen!