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Use Ketchup to Polish Brass

Use hot sauce or ketchup to clean brass! Works wonders!

By Blondechick from Canaan, ME

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By Vi Johnson [231]03/28/2010

Tomato sauce or tomato paste will clean copper bottom pots and pans right up too. GG Vi

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I have an old dresser that has brass knobs that have gotten very tarnished over the years. I tried Brasso, Bar Keepers Friend, etc. to no avail. I finally found the solution.

Ketchup! Yes, you read that right. Place the knobs in the a pan and cover with ketchup. Bring to a boil and boil for a few minutes. Then rinse and wipe. Voila!

Source: Chemistry!

By Michael the Moe from Forestville, MD


RE: Use Ketchup To Polish Brass

Try Brassmate. It's a liquid that requires no polishing. I would be willing to bet the knobs are lacquer coated. (04/27/2009)

By Chef Marcus

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