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Amazing discovery (if I do say so myself) want a shiny kitchen sink?!

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PigletJohn Tue 03-Sep-13 14:39:28

BKF is mostly ground pumice, so is a fine abrasive powder.

yes, it will grind stains off a white sink, if dishwasher powder, denture cleaners or washing powder won't lift them (most likely culprit is rust stains or black scuffs from aluminium pans)

as it is abrasive I think it will leave a mark on laminated worktops as it will grind off the polish. you can use it on brushed stainless (not mirror finish) as long as you rub only along the direction of the brushing, and never in circles. Circles always leave a mark as they will always catch the light, whichever angle it is shining.

WowOoo Tue 03-Sep-13 13:59:49

Ok, that's going on my list of important things I must do one day.

I spilt a load of washing powder the other day. I should have shoved it in the sink.

ouryve Tue 03-Sep-13 13:56:24

It's probably not recommended for the dog's doodahs, Olivia grin

ouryve Tue 03-Sep-13 13:54:28

It does work well - so does bicarb. It dissolves all the tannin stains. Even removes the limescale/soap roughness from my bathroom sink.

Solo Tue 03-Sep-13 13:52:53

My friend used it on her (now replaced!) brass (coloured? solid brass? not sure!) sink that was in an awful state when she moved into her house and Mum used it on her stainless steel sink.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Sep-13 10:55:53

what can you use BKF for then?

Solo Tue 03-Sep-13 10:51:33

Haha! I can't. I used to buy it for my Mum on recommendation from my friend. Both loved it, nothing else worked (even Jif/Cif, Vim etc), but BKF was the dogs doodahs! That's all I can tell you about it being different ~ it works where others have not!

ohN0Whatnext Mon 02-Sep-13 14:52:11

Solo - you can't just say that without giving me an example of why it's better confused Come on...

InMySpareTime Mon 02-Sep-13 11:01:09

I use washing up liquid, water and dry with newspaper.

Solo Mon 02-Sep-13 10:53:11

BKF is different. Try it and you'll see!

ohN0Whatnext Mon 02-Sep-13 04:03:12

Is Bar Keepers' Friend different from Cif cream? I always use Cif cream for cleaning my stainless steel sink and it turns out great.

Solo Sun 01-Sep-13 13:51:00

grin thanks all! I will try those tips out!

GemmaTeller Sun 01-Sep-13 11:50:31

Chop a lemon into four pieces, put in sink and run boiling water over them.

You get a really fresh smelling sink and kitchen!

BarbaraWoodlouse Sun 01-Sep-13 11:45:31

Ha ha, I opened this thinking "it will be Barkeeper's Friend". So I was close grin

John Lewis sell it too by the way. For anyone who doesn't work for get on with the Ariel tip wink

Choccybaby Sun 01-Sep-13 11:37:41

If the cheaper options don't work try brewers sterilising powder. My DH has got into home brewing and after he's finished cleaning the bottles with it the sink has never looked so clean!

MNiscold Sun 01-Sep-13 02:30:17

Solo -
When the sink is dry, make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (both very cheap smile) and rub it in, let it sit for maybe 5 minutes, rub a bit more and then wash off. I've used this even on grout stains with really good results.

spamm Sun 01-Sep-13 02:29:46

Solo - we use dishwasher powder and a full boiled kettle. Put in plug, sprinkle a good dose of powder and pour in a freshly boiled kettle. It should clean it up beautifully.

Solo Sun 01-Sep-13 02:26:16

Anyone know how to whiten a white (not so muchy now!) sink? it is a bit textured iyswim? and used to clean up with cream cleaner or soaking in bleach. Nothing works now and it's decidedly brown/yellow and horrible!

Monty27 Sun 01-Sep-13 02:19:12

That's weird. I have a stainless steel sink out in the futility room (it really isn't a posh one), I handwashed a linen scarf today. With the left over water I shined the sink with it. It's gleaming. as are my nicotained fingers shock

mawbroon Sun 01-Sep-13 02:18:25

Cleaned mine the other day with ceramic hob cleaner. I have seen hob cleaning products that also mention stainless steel, but this particular one didn't.

It seems to make it almost a bit water repellent which helps to keep it shiny and nice.

PuffandStuff Sun 01-Sep-13 02:16:59

Get an E-Cloth and stop using all those nasty chemicals.

Wingedharpy Sun 01-Sep-13 02:14:48

Lakeland sell Barkeepers Friend.

MamaTo3Boys Sat 31-Aug-13 15:45:15

Might try that one. Mines covered in paint from recently decorating hmm can't seem to shift it!

Nooneelseisallowedafergus Sat 31-Aug-13 15:42:43

I have always been a fan of barkeepers friend for my stainless steel kitchen sink, but haven't found any recently.
So, sink was looking decidedly unloved, and in desperation, a moment of pure genius came to me!
I poured some ariel actilift washing powder all over the sink, gave it a rub with some water (just like you do with barkeepers friend) and am now the proud owner of the shiniest, cleanest sink in Essex.
Ps I don't work for ariel or anything, cause I did mention it in my last post on good housekeeping. Pps I don't make a habit out of cleaning my sink on a sunny sat afternoon but my two children were having a snack at the table and I was bored.

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