Nobody likes to deal with rust. Not only is it unpleasant to look at, but it can also damage kitchen utensils, machines and other household goods. There are several ways to prevent rust, but can you get rid of rust that is already trying to take hold? Absolutely.
If you find rust stains on your pots and pans, you don’t have to throw them away right away. And if your tools start to rust a little, that doesn’t mean it’s time to replace them. Instead, try one of these 6 tricks that will help you remove rust from any object in just a few minutes.
Although Coca-Cola is often associated with drinking, it also has other uses, including removing rust. If you have a pan that has rust stains, pour some Coca-Cola on it, let it sit for a few minutes, then use aluminum foil to clean the pan. The combination of Coke and foil will remove all the rust in a few passes.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: vinegar works on just about everything! If you don’t believe me, soak a rusty tool in a bowl of vinegar for a while. The vinegar will dissolve the rust and, after rinsing with warm water, the tool will be ready to use again.
3- Hydrogen peroxide
If you’ve ever used hydrogen peroxide to clean a cut, you know the bubbling sound that indicates that the product is killing a possible infection. Well, peroxide works the same way with rust stains. Simply pour some hydrogen peroxide on the rust, let it bubble up, and then rub the area with steel wool to remove the dislodged rust.
Lemons or other citrus fruits contain enough acid to help get rid of rust stains. Simply sprinkle a little salt into a rusty pot, squeeze the juice of a lemon over it and rub the mixture with the lemon peel (if you don’t have a lemon, you can also use store-bought lemon juice). The coarseness of the salt combined with the acidity of the lemon will quickly remove the rust and make your pan look like new.
5- the potato
Using a potato to remove rust is similar to using a lemon, except you can’t squeeze the juice out of the potato. As with the previous tip, start with a layer of salt, then cut a potato in half and use one half (cut side down) to rub over the salt.
6- baking powder
Baking soda is also a kind of panacea at home. In case of rust, mix baking soda with water until you get a paste. Spread the paste on the rusty parts, let it work and rub with a sponge when the rust starts to come off.
Now that you know how easy it is to remove ugly and potentially damaging rust stains, you can save time and money.
With these simple tips, you can restore your appliances and metal items to their former glory in just a few minutes. And don’t forget to share this list with your friends to help them get rid of their own rust stains.