How to Clean Rusty Kitchen Utensils - 3 Home Remedies You Can Use

When it comes to cleaning your kitchen utensils, the term ‘rust’ probably doesn’t exactly spring to mind. But, believe it or not, your everyday cooking utensils can actually start to look a little bit rusty after so much use. That is, unless you take steps to keep them clean and fresh. Fortunately, there are a variety of easy and inexpensive ways that you can clean your rusty kitchen utensils at home that will have you back to chopping, slicing, and dicing like a pro in no time!

 

Remove rust first

 

No matter what method you choose to clean your rusty kitchen utensils, you should always start by removing any rust that may be present on the utensil itself. The easiest way to do this is to scrub the utensil with a steel or cast-iron scrubber (or a mixture of baking soda and salt), rinse, and let air-dry. If the rust is particularly stubborn, you can also use a damp cloth to remove the excess rust, and a steel bristle brush to scrub the utensil, just be careful not to scratch the surface!

 

Create a solution of baking soda and salt

 

Not only are baking soda and salt both natural cleansers that are safe for your food and the environment, but they are also both inexpensive and easy to come by, making them ideal for cleaning your rusty kitchen utensils! To create your baking soda and salt solution, you will need a bowl, water, and a few teaspoons of baking soda. Starting by placing the baking soda in the bowl, add just enough water to make a paste, and stir together until all of the baking soda has dissolved. Once you have the baking soda and water mixture just the way you like it, it’s time to get to work on your rusty kitchen utensils!

 

Use lemon juice

 

Did you know that lemon juice is both an antiseptic and a natural disinfectant? Well, it is, which is why it’s such a great choice for cleaning your rusty kitchen utensils! To use lemon juice to clean your rusty kitchen utensils, all you really have to do is scrub the utensils with a steel or cast-iron scrubber (or a mixture of baking soda and salt) and then rinse thoroughly with water. Once you’ve rinsed, it’s best to let your utensils air-dry completely before using them again.

 

Get creative and use your imagination

 

Now that we’ve gone over a few of the most basic and easiest ways to clean your rusty kitchen utensils, it’s time to get a little creative! Here are a few more handy tips to help you get the job done: If you’re dealing with particularly stubborn rust, you can even use vinegar. In a jar, combine two cups of water with one tablespoon of vinegar, and then add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to create a paste, and use this paste to scrub your rusty kitchen utensils.

 

If you’re dealing with particularly stubborn rust, you can even use vinegar. In a jar, combine two cups of water with one tablespoon of vinegar, and then add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to create a paste, and use this paste to scrub your rusty kitchen utensils. If you’re looking for a more environmentally-friendly way to clean your rusty kitchen utensils, you can always try using a 10-percent bleach solution (one part bleach to nine parts water) to disinfect your utensils.

 

If you’re looking for a more environmentally-friendly way to clean your rusty kitchen utensils, you can always try using a 10-percent bleach solution (one part bleach to nine parts water) to disinfect your utensils. If you want to make your cleaning process a little less messy, you can always line your kitchen sink with a large, old paper towel, and place your dirty utensils on top of the paper towel to clean.

 

Bottom line

 

There are many different ways to clean your rusty kitchen utensils, and the options are only limited to your creativity and imagination! Whether you’re dealing with stubborn rust or just looking for some easier ways to keep your kitchen utensils clean, these homemade cleaning solutions are sure to help! Now, all you have to do is dust off your chef’s hat and get back to cooking!