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I have a peeler that I've been using for a while. It's gotten quite rusty and dirty. Of course, I can toss it at this point and start with a new peeler... But is there any way to clean it? Anything I can soak it in that would remove the rust?

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what kind of peeler is it? –  ElendilTheTall May 17 '12 at 9:13
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With your next peeler, rinse it and dry it after every use and it will last a very long time. –  nico May 17 '12 at 9:40
    
Related: cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/22107/… –  Mien May 17 '12 at 9:41
    
@nice - thanks. I rinse it, but I imagine it's the drying part that's the problem... –  clueless May 17 '12 at 14:44
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Soak in a mild borax solution. fill the sink and throw in gummed up juicers, colanders and tea-stained spoons as well.

If your kitchen is humid, a bit of an oil rub after thorough drying should slow down the rust.

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