How To Clean Stainless Steel Cookware

Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

My husband and I decided to get new pots and pans for Christmas one year. We love the look and feel of the Stainless Steel Cookware. The cookware was starting to show how well loved it was.

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They no longer had that beautiful stainless steel shine. Normal washing was not enough to maintain them. We did a little research and found Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Polish. This is exactly what we needed to make our pans look look like new!

Stainless Steal Cleaner

You just sprinkle some of the powder into a wet Stainless Steel Pan and start scrubbing with a cloth or sponge.

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After a little scrubbing you can already see the Stainless Steel shine coming back.

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After you are done scrubbing just rinse, dry, and admire the refreshed look!

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Now my pans look almost new again!

Clean Stainless Steel, Bar Keepers Friend, Stainless Steel Cookware

Bar Keepers friend is great for more than cleaning stainless steel cookware. It is useful on stainless steel appliances. It is good on glass, porcelain, and ceramic. Making it great for counter tops and back splashes.

For more awesome cleaning hacks check out this post here.


  1. Kelley

    Wow that looks amazing!! I hate the discoloration of stainless steel pans. It seems mine is always changing colors when I wash/dry it. Going to have tot eh this out. Thanks for the tip!

  2. andrea

    I love stainless steel but I can never clean them right:( Thanks for the post I actually have some bartenders scrub will have to try this out

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  3. Elena

    Now that’s something really useful! I always find cleaning the pots so hard. This makes it faster and easier. Thanks for the advice!

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      I have not personally attempted this. The bottle does say if can be used on stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, and glass also.

  4. Gina

    Barkeepers Friend is one of those things that I always keep on hand. I use it to clean a lot of things including my staub cookware.

  5. Rosey

    My MIL used Bar Keepers. I love that it has been around so long, and of course that’s for good reason.

  6. Molly

    Wow that stuff looks like it really works, I think next time a have to clean my pans I will give this a try with my steel wool.

  7. lex

    awesome, will refer this item of use for friends who can get it over here, but if they cant hopefully they search for an alternative, i like your illustration and the end result of the process. so cool.

  8. Elizabeth O.

    I could definitely use this one! It’s awesome to be able to take care our cookware properly and this is going to help out a lot in the kitchen.

  9. Leo T. Ly

    I really hate scrubbing dirty dishes. This product seems like an easy to use and it cleans well. Getting this product is easy, now I just need to find a sucker to clean my pots and pans.

  10. Kaylee

    This is awesome! I have two stubborn pans at home that I have never been able to get clean like this. Thank you for this post I am definitely trying this when I get home!

  11. Bernadette Callahan

    I usually just use salt but will have to look into this. I could use a really good steel cleaner.

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