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comment Is Bar Keeper's friend safe to use on cookware?
According to BKF's own website, the primary active ingredient is the same between "regular" BKF and the cookware version: oxalic acid. The difference is that the cookware version contains additional surfactants, which in theory should make it easier to wash away the gunk that's been cleaned off (think of it like extra soap).
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comment How can brown stains be removed from pots and pans?
BKF worked okay, but not great, on its own. Foil on its own didn't do much. But the combination really is amazing! Here's an "after" photo to compare to the "before" from the question.
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answered Should I refrigerate eggs?
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comment Should I refrigerate eggs?
Someone ended up asking about this: Store eggs upside down or not?
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