Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ketchup Trick

I needed to clean a couple of antique solid brass lamps and I couldn't find any cleaners at the four stores I looked at.  Finally in my frustration I decided to search the web for how to clean them.  I was surprised when the search resulted in an unexpected kitchen item,  Ketchup! 

I grabbed a cheap $0.87 bottle of ketchup; I didn't want to waste the good stuff on something that I didn't know if it would really work.  But I was excited to try this trick.

As soon as the ketchup touched the brass, you could see it working. I felt like jumping up and down, I was so happy it was working. 

It was so easy! Wipe it on. Wipe it off and rinse with water and dry.  No need to scrub or buff. 

I love learning new things and this tip is one I will definitely use again!

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  1. wow I don't think ketchup is good for our tummies :)

  2. This also works on copper. I have a few copper bottom pans and ketchup works beautifully to make them like new. Thanks for posting this, I had no idea it worked on brass, too!

  3. Who would've thought. I'm more of a mustard person but now I think I've found a new love. Can't wait to try this! Thank you!