I purchased this on the last TSV and still have one unopened container left. Reason…I have no sponge. The instrusctions that came along with it states to only use the sponge that was included. However these things wear out after a bit of use. Has anyone used a sponge other than what was included with good results and what’s so special about the original sponge.
I like earth bright.when i moved to NY i moved into a not so clean house.I tried everything but couldnt get the finish,i wanted what i used got some off I started going crazy using any thing then i started with Earth bright well,i think cinderellas god mother was in it even my oven,looks new i am really not kidding and it has a lovely lavender smell to it .NETTEA 2:30 3/1/2015 my home
Another very good non bleach cleanser is Bon Ami. It is different formula than BKF but it does not scratch your pans either or have a wierd smell. I Love BKF on my stainless steel to get the yuck off the bottoms. BA works great on sinks and the stainless too.
It looks like the same kind of sponge you’d use to wax a car. You can probably find a pack in Walmart’s auto department or any auto parts store. If you used an ordinary cellulose sponge the clay would probably get stuck in the holes.
Omg…you will not be sorry. If your pan is really bad…just wet the pan and use the Bar Keepers like you would any other powdered cleanser. The trick is to use a nice sponge. I don’t like those "airy" ones because they don’t hold up. The more compact, the better. Just put the Bar Keepers on that wet sponge, or directly on the pan, and then go to town on that pan. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of it either. You may have to rinse it off and do it again, if it’s really "Hubby Damaged", but you will see all the "gunk" will color your sponge as it comes off. Just rinse the sponge of all the gunk and Bar Keepers…and go at it again.
Make sure the sponge isn’t dripping with water. Seems to work best when the sponge is well squeezed, and the Bar Kepers is like a paste or just heavily applied. Just rinse the sponge really well…wet the pan again…reapply the Bar Keepers either on the pan or sponge…and believe me…it will eventually look BRAND NEW. Once you give that pan its new life…you won’t have to use as much Bar Keepers in order to keep them looking supreme. When my pan is done, I apply a bit of regular dish soap to rinse it clean…and…VOILA!!
I then use the sponge I’ve used for the pan with whatever Bar Keepers is left on it…on my stainless sink. You’d be shocked how well it works on glass top stoves also. I don’t know how it does it, but it makes the glass tops also look new…WITHOUT scratching the glass!
I just wish my boyfriend worked as well around the house as my Bar Keepers does!!!!!
Good luck and let us know how you liked it…:)
I use Borax with detergent when washing whites. It really keeps my towels and hubbies t’s, etc. a bright rresh white and I’m glad I discovered it. Oxyclean left them looking dingy and discolored.
I make most of my own cleansers using Zote soap, Borax, and washing soda. If I need a little more oomph, I add a little more Borax. It’s super cheap, easy and effective,
I use ‘BAR KEEPERS FRIEND” (cleanser and polish) for all my stainless pots and pans and they look as new today as the day I bought them. It cleans stainless, my glass top stove, counters, porclain, fiberglass, tile, faucets.. just about everything. I even use it inside my Crueset pots that are porclain lined. The stuff is AMAZING!
Plus it doesn’t scratch or mark anything up. Also has no phosphates or scent, and has been around, seems like forever. At least since my Grandmother used it!!
II swear by the stuff. (can ya tell???).It will clean the bottoms of your pots along with any of that funky stuff inside your pots/pans. I use a regular natural type sponge…those pop up ones that you can get at Trader Joe’s and a lot of other places. I’ve even put some on an old wash cloth and used it as a paste type cleanser. It makes your stainless sink look brand new also.
It’s also EXTREMELY inexpensive. Walmart sells the 21 oz for something like $2.00?? I guess for that price I was unwilling to try anything so much more expensive…lol
I haven’t used other sponges, but did purchase the additional sponges offerd today. You can find them on the Earthbrite products page. 8 sponges and 4 cloths are under $17. Those will last me a long time.
I still have an unopened one, too. This stuff lasts a long, long time.
I’ve had to use a steel wool pad on the bottoms of my SS pots and pans because the sponge that came with it didn’t completely do the job. I’m finding it takes quite a bit of rinsing to take the leftover grit off the surfaces I clean too. I ordered a three pack last month and haven’t put a dent in the first container. Looks like these will last quite some time. So no TS for me.
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