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Old 04-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #21
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BKF has a whole where to buy in Canada page: Where to Buy Bar Keepers Friend | All Purpose Cleaner I don't know if anything is close to you.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #22
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I'm confused. I thought Barkeeper's Friend was for stainless steel and aluminium. Is it good for enamelled cast iron too?
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #23
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Good info. I need to get some since my LC is as described earlier. Hope I can find it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #24
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I'm confused. I thought Barkeeper's Friend was for stainless steel and aluminium. Is it good for enamelled cast iron too?
It's a mild abrasive along with cleaning compounds. It can be used on metal and enameled cookware.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #25
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For the Le Creuset pots and pans with enameled finish, I use ceramic cooktop cleaner and a Scotch-Brite non-scratch scrubbing pad. Works like a charm.

The brand of cooktop cleaner I prefer is called Whink, but I'm sure there are others that work just as well.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #26
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I use baking soda for mine. Re: where I buy Barkeepers, Ogdensburg, NY. It is about 4x the price at the places listed in Canada. If you go across, buy it in the States.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #27
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Is Barkeeper's Friend any better than other brands? E.g., Lagostina Stainless Steel and Copper Cleaner, available at The Bay.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #28
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BKF contains oxalic acid.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #29
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BKF isn't the ONLY solution. It's a good solution and handy with all cookware. If you have something else that works without scratching, use that.

For regular cleansers, I'd stick with Bon Ami as it's less abrasive than the other brand names (Comet, Ajax). If you have shiny SS pots and pans, you don't want them all dull and scratched from cleaning like I did with one of my All-Clad skillets before I learned about BKF. Now it has a lovely satin finish.
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There is a Home Hardware in most communities. I haven't looked for it for a long time. Drummers swear by it when cleaning chrome hardware on drums. I will take a walk down and have a close look. Thanks....
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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in canada, it isn't bah keepah's friend,

the reason it's a rareity in canada is that the weird guy with the white gloves and thinning wedge haircut reserves all imported bar keepers friend for lord stanley's cup...
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #32
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Does simmering with baking soda in the water not lift the crud?
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:36 AM   #33
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I use baking soda for mine. Re: where I buy Barkeepers, Ogdensburg, NY. It is about 4x the price at the places listed in Canada. If you go across, buy it in the States.

You are in Ogdensburg? We are in Florida ...transplanted from Tupper Lake about 12 years ago. Miss the Adirondacks.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #34
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You are in Ogdensburg? We are in Florida ...transplanted from Tupper Lake about 12 years ago. Miss the Adirondacks.
No--just across the border, so Ogdensburg is where I go to UPS, Price Chopper, etc.
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Bar keepers friend is the greatest for copper too. I would think it's a little scratchy for cleaning LC enameled insides.
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I have a small, no-name, enamelled, cast iron skillet. I tried boiling it with some baking soda in the water. Oh my! That worked a treat. It hasn't been that clean since I got it.
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I have a small, no-name, enamelled, cast iron skillet. I tried boiling it with some baking soda in the water. Oh my! That worked a treat. It hasn't been that clean since I got it.
I've done that with ancient pots, used baking soda and vinegar, worked well too!
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