First I tried lime juice on my knife which had some rust stains. See those three orange spots? (Sorry for the blurry pic) I squeezed lime juice on the rust spots and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then I sprinkled some salt on it and scrubbed with a non-scratch scouring pad. It took more elbow grease then Bar Keepers Friend would take, but it worked!
Then I used lime juice on my supposedly clean pots and pans which were looking pretty nasty. I rubbed a slice of lime on my pots, let it sit 10 minutes, sprinkled salt on them and then rubbed with a scouring pad. I didn't even have to use elbow grease this time. I'm all for saving my elbow grease.
I was having so much fun by this point that I rubbed a slice of lime all over my stainless steel faucet and it came out all shiny! The citric acid in the lime dissolves the rust and build-up while the tiny salt granules help scrub it away. Now I've got one more reason to love limes.
p.s. lemons work too.
What else can you do with lovely limes? Do you have any other rust removing tips? Or stainless steel cleaning tips?
This post is linked to: Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Tout it Tuesday, Tip Me Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, Little House in the Suburbs, Cheerios & Lattes, Homestead Revival, Morris Tribe's Homesteader Blog Carnival, Little Natural Cottage, New Nostalgia, Frugally Sustainable, Raising Homemakers