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One cheap product will change the way you clean in your kitchen – Longview News

My All-Clad stainless steel pots are some of the most expensive purchases I’ve made for my kitchen. Worth it, but not the type of stuff I can afford to buy frequently. So a few years ago when I was coveting a 10-inch lidded skillet that was on sale at a soon-to-be-shuttered department store near my parents’ house, I ultimately decided against the purchase (and regretted it).

My dad went back after I’d gone home and picked it up for me. I was thrilled.

I was equally thrilled later when my husband pulled out the skillet to make an Indian okra dish. This involved frying the vegetable in several skillets on the cook top. Something went awry and the bottom of the new pan went from pristine to black. We cleaned what little we could and off it went to languish for way too long in our cabinet. I assumed cooking more with it would only exacerbate the damage.

Finally, I bought some Bar Keepers Friend, which I always heard culinary folks recommend. But it, too, sat around unused, because I was sure nothing could fix the skillet. One day I finally decided to give it a shot and, BAM!, the skillet looked practically new. The same goes for the skillet you see pictured with this story.

I, along with many others, am now a believer in the power of this cheap, easy cleaning product. I got a can for less than $3 at my grocery store, so really, no cook should be without it.

Here’s what you should know about Bar Keepers Friend:

– What is it?

Bar Keepers Friend comes in a powder, which I prefer for scrubbing tough messes, and a pre-mixed liquid that is better for fairly minor upkeep. “It’s not really complicated but just effective,” says Kevin Patterson, vice president of institutional sales for Bar Keepers Friend. The main components are oxalic acid, which occurs naturally in vegetables such as asparagus, spinach and rhubarb (the story goes that it was originally discovered by a chemist in 1882 after he boiled rhubarb and noticed how shiny his pot was); abrasives, which serve as little scrubbers (you can feel the grittiness as you’re washing dishes); and detergents, or non-bleach-containing cleaners. As far as cleaners go, it’s pretty mild, too – you don’t have to wear gloves, although I prefer to no matter what I’m cleaning or cleaning with because I have sensitive skin, which, along with open wounds, can be irritated by the acid.

The product was not named Bar Keepers Friend originally. When the rhubarb-boiling chemist began to distribute it, it had no name and was sold in brown paper bags. After he realized his discovery could clean brass and copper (this was before the days of stainless steel and many other modern materials), he started shopping it around to bars and saloons, where those metals were in heavy use.

– How do you use it?

Basically water and elbow grease. Wet the surface of what you’re cleaning, apply the cleaner and scrub away. Don’t leave the cleaner on the surface for more than a minute or so before you start scrubbing, or else the acid might create spots or etch the surface. You can scrub with a sponge or cloth, but stay away from a very abrasive scrub pad, especially if you’re applying the product to your cook top, so as not to scratch it. (The brand also sells a dedicated cook top cleaner, among other formulations.)

– What does it remove and on what surfaces?

Let’s focus on the kitchen. I’ve used Bar Keepers Friend to clean burned oil residue, baked-on food and unsightly brown stains from the inside of my enameled cast iron Dutch oven. You can also use it to shine up stainless steel – cookware, but also sinks (appliances are trickier, because it’s not recommended for brushed stainless steel or surfaces that have a protective layer intended to prevent fingerprints). Apparently it has a cult following among Instant Pot users in need of cleaning the stainless steel insert, according to Christina Roark, a controller and social media/digital marketing coordinator at Bar Keepers Friend. She says it’s effective on Pyrex, as well as items with coffee or tea stains. It’s recommended for such additional materials as copper, brass, tile, ceramic, fiberglass and chrome, meaning Bar Keepers Friend is also popular when it comes to cleaning bathrooms, yard tools and even parts of cars or motorcycles. The cleaner can remove rust, soap scum (it did wonders on my bathtub, which I thought was permanently discolored), hard water deposits and more.

– What should you not use it on?

A big asterisk for kitchen messes: Bar Keepers Friend should not be applied to nonstick cookware, the coating for which can be scratched off by the cleaner. It’s also powerful enough to remove the seasoning from your cast-iron pans, so unless you are restoring a rusted piece and/or stripping it to re-season, stick to a little bit of dish soap if needed. Bar Keepers Friend can damage natural stone materials, such as granite or marble, and precious metals, such as pewter, silver and gold. It’s not ideal for more delicate surfaces (lacquered, painted or mirrored) or wood either.

– What are you waiting for?

I don’t know. Don’t be like me. Spring the few dollars for a canister and get that deep clean you’ve been craving.

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When is the right time for a kitchen revamp?

Forming such a central part of the residential space, many homeowners are looking to rejuvenate their kitchens, but are not sure when to actually take that big step. 

The Kitchen Specialists Association (KSA), featuring at the 25th edition of Decorex Joburg, have offered their insights into the best time for kitchen revamps and renovations.

Is there ever a right time to tackle a kitchen refurbishment?

Honestly, no. Even in the best of times being without a kitchen for four weeks and having tradesmen in your home is an inconvenience. However, there are times of the year that are more conducive to a stress-free renovation than others.

Avoid the year-end rush

Most of us take some time planning a renovation and, because year-end is the time for bonuses and holidays, there is a trend to try and squeeze the renovation into the last quarter of the year. 

This, unfortunately, will add to the possibility of a stressful renovation. September through to December is the busiest time of year for the kitchen industry. As a rule, the related building industry closes around 15 December. 

This means that, should your site experience delays on the building side, the chances of a completed kitchen before industry shut down is slim.

Consider the supply for kitchen revamps

Suppliers to the kitchen industry project their stock holding for the last-quarter on sales trends of earlier months, and the previous history of the final quarter. This is to ensure that they are not left holding excessive amounts of stock over the holiday period and is a normal and sensible business practice. 

Picture: Spotlight Kitchens

With many of the goods used in a kitchen being imported, it is possible that the supply of materials, hardware and accessories are limited come year-end, particularly if there has been a higher-than-anticipated volume of kitchen orders. 

When it comes to imported goods, the international supply chain can be erratic, particularly nearing the holiday season, and control of overseas deliveries from suppliers is out of a kitchen manufacturer’s control.  This could lead to your kitchen company only being able to complete the job in the New Year when stock is once again readily available. 

Beware early closures

The likes of door manufacturers and other suppliers close their order books sometimes as early as November, depending on demand. It is not always possible for a kitchen company to order your goods as soon as they get your deposit. 

Not all companies are equipped to store the raw materials or pre-manufactured goods for long periods of time or for multiple jobs. Unfortunately, this can mean that when they come to order for your job, their supplier’s books may already be closed for the year.

Stone fabricators also have a huge influx of work during the last quarter of the year and their order books fill up quickly too. You could face a situation where your kitchen is complete but the tops cannot be fabricated or installed.

Consider an early-year option

No one likes to turn down work and, although a kitchen company may have capacity to assist you close to year-end, there is no guarantee that their suppliers will be able to do the same.  

So, if you are going to opt to have your renovation done towards the end of the year, do so with your eye open to the potential pit falls.  It may well be advisable to postpone your renovation to the first third of the year where supply chain is more consistent, and where the kitchen companies themselves are under less pressure.

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BUSINESS DIGEST || Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting


Finer Things Boutique, 139 Town Center, recently hosted a one-year anniversary ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Finer Things is located in the new development in Town Center at Firestone Farms.

The store offers a wide range of women’s clothing and accessories. It is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Owner Julie Rinko will host an anniversary celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. July 26. Guests will be offered champagne, cupcakes and deals throughout the store.

Spa special


Spa Le Jeane, a full-service spa specializing in hair, nails, massage, facials, skin care and hair care, recently announced a Red, White Blue special for this month.

The special will feature products made in the spa’s kitchen using fresh blueberries and strawberries. Heavy whipping cream and honey will accompany the fresh fruit.

Guests can come in throughout the month to get a Red, White Blue massage, facial or pedicure. Visit for information.

Sheetz for The Kidz


Throughout this month, Sheetz will host in-store fundraising for its Sheetz for The Kidz programs, with 100 percent of all customer donations going to support local children.

Sheetz for The Kidz, an employee-driven charitable organization, provides children in need with the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with new toys, clothes and other necessities.

Sheetz employees participate in shopping, wrapping and hosting parties for participating children. Last year, more than $1.5 million raised benefited 9,300 children in the six states where Sheetz operates.

In partnership with Make-A-Wish, the funds also sponsor children with life-threatening conditions.

Ladder safety


The Mahoning Valley Safety Council will host an event on ladder safety from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St.

Pat Palmer of Flaherty Sales will present information about safe work practices for ladder use at work and home.

The cost is $25 for Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber members, and $35 for nonmembers. To register, visit

Chamber event


The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will host an “HR Hot Topics” event on class-action waivers from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the chamber’s 17th-floor conference room, located at Federal Plaza Central No. 1600.

The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that an arbitration agreement containing a waiver of class proceedings is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, notwithstanding certain provisions of the National Labor Relations Act that seemed to state otherwise, according to the chamber.

The event will discuss the implications of this decision on the enforceability of these waivers.

The cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers.

Visit to register.

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Score Up To 70% Off Martha Stewart Cast Iron Cookware At Macy’s …

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Are your kitchen pots and pans in need of an upgrade? Head on over to from now until June 25 to score 70 percent off Martha Stewart Collection collectors enameled cast iron items.

No promo code is needed and you’ll get free shipping if you spend $49 or more. Some items even come in a variety of colors, like teal, spinach and cranberry, so you’ll definitely be able to find one to match your style.

Take a look at some of the deals you can get in this sale.

Collector’s Enameled Cast Iron 6 Qt. Round Dutch Oven

You’ll save $126 on this cast iron 6 qt. round Dutch oven, now just $53.99, plus you’ll get free shipping. Perfect for casseroles, slow-cooked stews and more, it is oven safe up to 500 degrees. If you need a different size, you can also get an 8-quart oven for $77.99 or a 2-quart for $29.99.


12″ Enameled Cast Iron Fry Pan

This 12″ enameled cast iron fry pan was $99, but is now just $29.99. The pan features pour spouts to make serving items right from the pan even easier.


10 Inch Grill Pan

Choose from a 10-inch grill pan for $14.99 or a an 11-inch for $29.99. While the 10-inch size has one handle and pour spouts, the 11-inch pan has double handles to make carrying to the table even easier.


You’ll also find other Martha Stewart items on sale at Macy’s, like bedding, towels and even this BBQ Collection, where you can save an additional 20 percent with code “SHOP.” To see all the Martha Stewart items on sale, just visit

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Global Immersion Blenders Market Outlook 2018-2023: KitchenAid, Robot Coupe, Waring, Hamilton Beach, Breville …

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