Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner & Polish – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner & Polish in a four pack but you can also get it in a single pack or even in a six pack.  The four pack is a much better deal then the single can though.

The six price is the best price per ounce but six of these is a LOT of it.  So I think most people will do best with the four pack at $12.92 or only $3.23 a can.

I first discovered how great this stuff was when a listener called in about it.  We actually had some that a house sitter had brought with her during one of our vacations.  So I gave the test of tests at our place, washing a simple glass.

You see our water is hard, really hard, washing a glass makes it get hazy, the more you wash it the worse it gets.  We tried everything, washing glasses on hot water, using vinegar or special rinse enhancers in the dish washer.

Hell I even got desperate enough to try grain alcohol.  Nothing worked!

It got so bad I refused to buy new glassware, prompting a buddy to declare that I was, “Too cheap to own a decent martini glass”.  The nerve of some people!

Anyway I got one of my worst high ball glasses out and gave it a quick scrub and it looked good but I was skeptical, they always look good wet, they haze over as they dry.  But after drying the glass it was still crystal clear.

Since I have tried it on faucets, stained sink drains, etc. and it works wonderfully for all of them.  Check out this video of one of our hazy glasses being restored right here.

In any event consider adding this stuff to your homestead.  I can see why they call it “Barkeeper’s Friend” but I really see it as home owners friend.  It doesn’t do everything but it does somethings better than anything else.  So consider picking up a six pack, four pack or at least a single can today.  If you give this stuff a try it will earn a full time place in your cleaning supplies.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to and by shopping at anytime you shop on online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

7 Responses to Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner & Polish – Item of the Day

  1. Hoosier-Brewer

    We have hard water as well, but I use about 1/3 cup of vinegar in the dishwasher at the start of the cycle and it cured it. My water is not as hard as yours tough, so ymmv.

  2. What is the wall behind your sink finished with ?

    It looks like it’s made from loads of small wooley bricks  !

    (as in  compressed sheep’s wool) (:-)

  3. I use Bar Keepers Friend for many things. Best toilet cleaner, especially one stained, iron, other minerals. Best oil stain cleaner, sinks, have not tried on clothes. Unclogs bathroom sink. Dog Door was black and tried many cleaners. Bar Keeper worked great. Better than bleach. I know I will come up with more. I always have on hand.

  4. Margaret Stewart

    It also works great on copper pots! Do like barkeeps do…sprinkle some in sink, fill with hot water and put the dishes in the water…way less scrubbing and glassware is sparkling. Love this stuff!

  5. The inventor noticed that his cooking pans were left shiny after cooking rhubarb in them. He found the active ingredient in rhubarb that made the pot shine was oxalic acid which is the main ingredient in this product. Neat story from their website.

  6. Also, probably not a great idea for the life of your dishwater but maybe you can add a small amount and try washing all the stained glassware through the dishwasher? The JetDry stuff also really helps dry the dishes. Just a thought.

  7. Yep: love this stuff!