Barkeepers Friend - I don't understand the love
I have been cleaning my stainless sink(s) with either Ajax or Comet for years and they gleam. However, it seems on GW everybody uses or recommends BKF. Is there something inherently better about it? Is it a regional thing?
Recently a user (can't remember who) recommended a periodic cleaning and scratch removal of their sink using BKF and a green scrubby. My sink isn't particularly scratched, but I gave it a try. What I was left with was a dull and cloudy surface that didn't seem to want to budge. I was a little freaked that I'd actually damaged my sink. I got out the Comet and a mere sponge and cleaned a little section. The cloudiness was gone. I did the whole sink and it's back to gleaming again.
Am I missing the point of BKF? Is there a special use for it that I don't understand?