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5 Reasons Bar Keepers Friend Is an Exceptional Value 

July 14, 2021

There are more than 5 reasons Bar Keepers Friend is an exceptional value but these 5 top the list. If you’re a fan of BKF, you already know what a great value BKF is. If you’re an occasional user, you may not have thought about how valuable our products are, but this post will make sense to you. And if you’re new to the world of BKF merchandise, you’re about to learn about one of the most useful and valuable products you can have in your home or workplace.  

5 Reasons Bar Keepers Friend Is an Exceptional Value

1. BKF Cleans Hundreds of Things

Bar Keepers Friend is cherished by our fans for cleaning stainless steel appliances, shower stalls, sinks, outdoor grills, window glass, vinyl siding, brass antiques, copper bottom pans, coffee makers, and more. Much more. 

BKF is right at home in kitchens, bathrooms, locker rooms, industrial sites, ceramic cooktops, and grouted floors and walls.

BKF is safe to use on stainless steel, copper, brass, glass, fiberglass, ceramic, tile, chrome, Formica, porcelain, and Corian. 

Bar Keepers Friend effectively removes rust, mineral deposits, soap scum, lime, calcium scale, baked-on residue, tarnish, oxidation, silverware, and knife marks on plates. 

Kevin Patterson, VP of Institutional Sales, explained it this way: “The oxalic acid portion reacts with alkaline buildups like calcium, lime, rust, hard water stains like iron deposits, etc. 2) Our ‘scrubbers’ (often called mild abrasives) assist in physically removing those buildups, as well as the removal of cooking-based soils of grease, scorch marks, grime, etc. 3) Lastly, the superior detergents utilized in BKF Cleansers help two ways: they ‘soften’ the greases, soils, etc. upon contact, which helps the first two benefits work even better and they also help in the rinsing process, holding the soils in suspension for easier rinsing.” — Bon Appetit

2. BKF Lasts a long Time

There are two reasons BKF lasts a long time. First, you don’t have to use very much at one time, and secondly, BKF Powder Cleanser has no expiration date. When the powder is stored in a dry environment, it doesn’t degrade or expire. I cover the top of my BKF Powder can with a sandwich bag and a rubber band. However, if the powder is exposed to high humidity, it can be unclumped. If you’d like to learn more, read this, Tips for Keeping Bar Keepers Friend Fresh 

3. Bar Keepers Friend is Environmentally Friendly

Bar Keepers Friend takes great pride in its environmental stewardship, which begins with environmentally friendly products. The primary ingredient in BKF is oxalic acid, which is found naturally in rhubarb! 

We do not use VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in our products. Many of our competitors do. VOCs can release harmful gases into your home or workplace, leading to pulmonary illness. I’ve suffered from asthma since a child and have become particularly aware of this. We don’t use chlorine for the same reason.

Our products are biodegradable, and our liquid product is 50 percent captured rainwater.    

 4. It’s Quick and Easy to Use  

Like the entire line of BKF products, the original powered cleanser is quick and easy to use. In most cases, it’s as simple as this. 

  • Wet the item to cleaned
  • Make a paste using Bar Keepers Friend and water.
  • Use a soft cloth to apply the paste to the pan.
  • Let it sit for one minute
  • Rub the paste in a circular motion from the center outward.
  • Wash with hot soapy water.
  • Rinse and repeat as needed.

5. It’s Inexpensive

After reading everything BKF does, if you’d never purchased Bar Keepers Friend, what would you expect to spend, $10, $15, $20, or more? I checked the price of Bar Keepers Friend 21 oz. powdered cleanser at five of the top retailers in America. The average price was $1.99. 

Bar Keepers Friend Is an Exceptional Value 

Bar Keepers Friend Is an Exceptional Value

For less than two dollars, you can stock a cleanser that works on multiple surfaces, is easy to use, lasts forever, and is good for the environment. That’s a deal! Bar Keepers Friend is an exceptional value. 


About the Author

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Randy Clark is a speaker, coach, and author. He publishes a weekly blog at Randy Clark Leadership.com. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s a beer geek and on weekends (after COVID-19) he can be found fronting the Rock & Roll band Under the Radar. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of the Amazon bestseller The New Manager’s Workbook: A crash course in effective management.

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