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Taking Bar Keepers Friend Outside

June 9, 2021

Taking Bar Keepers Friend outside may be a new idea to some of you. Many long-time users of BKF products use it all around the home. They use BKF in the kitchen, bathroom, and even the garage. Yet many have never considered taking Bar Keepers Friend Outside. Have you? Because if you’re not using BKF all around the house, including outdoors, you’re missing a golden opportunity. Here are a few ideas for taking Bar Keepers Friend outside.   

Taking Bar Keepers Friend Outside


Yes, BKF products are great for cleaning one of the most challenging things to clean on your patio – the grill. To begin with, you can use Stainless Steel Cleanser & Polish on the outside of your stainless-steel grill. Just follow the directions, and the dirt, bugs, and watermarks from winter wash away! You can also use Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser and Bar Keepers Friend MORE Spray+Foam on most grill surfaces. 

Taking Bar Keepers Friend outdoors on the grill

You can use BKF to clean the fried on, dried up, leftover bits of food and grease still clinging to the grill from last summer. Here’s how From Taste of Home blogger Lisa Kaminski.  

Patio furniture may be my least favorite thing to clean of all my outdoor projects. Especially the metal furniture. Steel tables and chairs tend to rust here in Indiana over the winter, and aluminum gets dull and spotty looking. Then there’s the buildup of dirt, grime, and cat hair. (Yes, there are feral cats in the woods behind my home, and I don’t know why they come up to my patio every morning and sit on the furniture. Could it be because I feed them every morning?) 

Taking Bar Keepers Friend outdoors


You can use the original BKF Powder Cleanser or BKF MORE Spray + Foam to removes rust stains, tarnish, water spots, and more from your metal patio furniture. It makes a tough task more than manageable. 

This table is an excellent example of using BKF on outdoor furniture. See how it shines!




My home is part brick and part vinyl siding. Every spring, the vinyl begins growing mold. It happens to every home in the neighborhood, and if it’s not taken care of, the HOS sends the homeowner a notice with a time limit to clean it or face a fine. BKF to the rescue. All you need is either original BKF Powder Cleanser or BKF MORE Spray + Foam, a nylon brush, and a power washer. I use an attachment on my hose that I bought online, and it works great. When I’m done, no fine for me – it looks brand new. 

Window Cleaning 

If you’re looking for an easy clean-up of your outside window glass, BKF is the answer. 

  • Lightly wet the outside window glass with your hose. 
  • Make a paste of Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser and water. Note: Be stingy with the BKF powder. A little dab will do.
  • Rub it on the glass and then let it sit for five minutes.
  • After five minutes, wipe away the paste with a soft wet cloth or paper towel.
  • Shine it clean with a dry rag. 
  • Taking Bar Keepers Friend Outside.

“I have found that using Bar Keepers Friend removes hard watermarks from the outside of windows. It’s also used on ceramic cooktops and scratches on sinks “Jane, Creative Homemaking.  

But Wait, There’s More! 

Taking Bar Keepers Friend outside doesn’t mean you stop after cleaning your windows, grill, furniture, and siding. Move on to the metal swing set and slide, bird feeder, outdoor thermometer, and whatever needs deep cleaned after the winter weather. If you’d like to learn more about what you can clean with BKF products, go here, Bar Keepers Friend — What to Clean.

About the Author

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Randy Clark is a speaker, coach, and author. He publishes a weekly blog at Randy Clark 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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