The product is designed to clean a multitude of things in your kitchen and your bathroom, and it uses the power of oxalic acid, which is a milder acid, to do that.
That means BKF, which is what this product is often abbreviated as by those who use it often, works well for cleaning things in the bathroom like soap scum and hard water build up, as well as metals.
While the original powder version is still beloved by many, the company has now also come out with the liquid version, which is a soft cleanser.
Some people find the convenience of the liquid more to their liking, while others are still partial to the powder. You can read lots of reviews below, and then come to your own conclusion of which type you like more!
Here's the first review:
My husband has used Bar Keeper's Friend for several years, and I finally tried it recently.
I was wary, because I am not able to use most commercial cleaning supplies as their strong scents can trigger migraines.
The scent of it, however, was mild enough for me to be able to use it without a headache afterwards.
I tried it first in our bathtub. When applied with a stiff brush it did a very good job at removing the orange film that was starting to appear on the bottom of the tub.
I then tried it on our black ceramic stove top with a cloth. It easily removed the residue left from a pot that had recently boiled over.
Sharon, thanks for sharing your Bar Keepers Friend liquid review.
I have long been a fan of products from the Bar Keepers Friend line. I fortunately live in an area where I've been able to buy these products for quite a few years, since it is still somewhat regionally based. However, with the advent of Internet shopping now just about anyone can get these cleaning products.
I am always looking for more reviews and uses for Bar Keepers Friend, so I would love it if even more people sent in their reviews. You can share your reviews here of any product, sharing how it has worked for you, and all the great uses you've found for it.
Great For Removing Hard Water Stains & Orangish Discoloration From Shower Walls & Floor
Debbie sent in this photo of her shower, after she cleaned a portion of it with the liquid BKF.
She said, "WOW, I cannot believe it! Where have you been the past 30 years of my living with hard water deposits in the shower?!
This product is a zillion times better than Kaboom or any similar product and should be renamed Housekeeper's Friend. In less than one minute with essentially NO scrubbing the deep orange stain that ran down to the floor under the hot water knob was gone! You can see just under the knob where I missed how dark the stain was."
Thanks for sending in your photo Debbie, it really did make a difference where you've already applied it!
Bar Keepers Friend Liquid Cleans Stainless Steel Well, Mostly
I just gave Bar Keepers Friend in the liquid version a try for the first time. Bottom line – I like it.
Caveat – I’m looking forward to trying the powder version, which may have a bit more power and I found that squeezing it out always led to a long distance squirt and waste.
My sister had some Farberware pots she planned to discard because they looked old and worn. I’d read about Bar Keepers Friend for stainless steel, so tried it out, to save the vintage pots. It worked fairly well, but I couldn’t remove the worst of the darker spots on the bottom. I plan to try the powder version on those.
Bar Keepers Friend wasn’t available in the first two places I looked – a well-stocked drug store in downtown Washington and a grocery store. But a rural Lowes had it in both forms.
I was careful not to use the liquid on the knobs of the stove, just in case it would remove writing.
I don’t usually have allergies, and didn’t have any reaction to the product, nor did I find the smell noticeable. All in all, I would buy it again, but suspect I will like the powder even better, as it was a bit less expensive and seems more cost effective.
Thanks for sharing your Bar Keepers Friend liquid cleaner review.
I'm glad to find out how it works on stainless steel items in your home, since people are always looking for a good cleaner for this common metal.
***Update: Here's another review from a reader, Shelley, who also provided the picture above of this product. Shelly says: "Bar Keepers Friend. You can find it in Walmart and other stores. Normally in a container like Comet, it's getting fancy now and comes in liquid versions. I have both as you can see. Shines stainless steel like no other."
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