DIY Rust Stain Removal

Do you wash your knives in the dishwasher, which apparently you aren’t supposed to do? I do. And my steak knives are evidence of this. There are some nasty little rust stains on them from letting them dry in the dishwasher.  I was looking at Buzzfeed, and came across an amazingly simple and inexpensive way to remove them with very little effort on your part. The best part of all is that you only need lemon juice! This is so awesome because I always have lemon juice or lemons on hand. Check out this SUPER easy way to remove rust from anything!

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First, you get some lemon juice. Then you simply soak your knives for several minutes in the lemon juice and wipe away with a sponge or cloth. If the stains are really bad, you can pour a little table salt onto your cloth to use as an abrasive to help rub away the stains. And if your stain isn’t too terrible, you can also squeeze lemon juice directly onto the rust stain and wipe away with a salted cloth.

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And voila! Watch those rust stains wipe away!!

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You can use lemon juice to get rid of almost any stain on anything! With little variation, you can use lemon juice to get juice and rust stains out of all your clothes! All you need to do is wet the stain on your clothing with lemon juice. Then boil some water in a tea kettle or on the stove.  When the water begins to steam, hold the stained area over the steam for a few minutes. Finally, wash the clothing normally and the stain will be removed! How wonderful is that!? What do you use lemon juice for and what other life saving hacks do use with lemon juice? Let us know in the comments below!

Types: Cleaning, Adult
Categories: Home, Inside The House, 4th of July, Spring

Comments

  • Phyllis Angelo

    Is there any way to remove the black stains on aluminum baking sheets or pans? Do you know what causes them?

  • Amanda

    Could this be used to remove rust on a old bicycle?

    • Becky

      It could. It would take a LOT of lemon juice though, and might be hard to soak. The chemicals in a can of CocaCola work too, you just slowly poor it over the rust. It might be easier than the lemon juice, depending on the spot.

      • Amanda Jung

        Wow, I just watched a demo using coke to remove rust on YouTube – amazing! Thanks for recommending it, Becky! I will certainly give it a try 🙂

    • Sheila

      Try this- wad up a piece of aluminum foil. Wet the rusty area and rub with the foil. I do this on the bottom of my salon chairs and they look new. Actually got the idea off a bicycle website when I looked up chemical free rust removal.

  • Arlene

    Just did this to my steak knives while browsing Buzzfeed & it worked like a charm!!!!

  • Jonna DeVar

    I also use lemon juice and salt to remove rust from clothing. Sprinkle lemon juice on the stain, then some salt and place in the sun. The combination along with the sun removes the stain like a charm.

  • Gailyn Ryan

    Because we are replacing our over 34 year old stainless steel, I have been doing some research about how to keep my new stainless from getting rust stains. We are replacing our old set, because the knife blades are rusty, spotted, or discolored. I learned that the knife blades are the most likely to discolor or rust. In order to be strong enough, the blades are mostly stainless steel and have less of the rust inhibiting minerals like chromium and nickel in them. The info with my new stainless steel says not to leave food on the metal, but to wash or at least rinse immediately. Don’t soak them for a long time. Avoid dish detergents or dishwasher detergents that contain citrus. While lemon may take off the rust residue, evidently citrus can help cause the initial damage. Your knives look like steak knives. They may be even less rust resistant than stainless silverware and should probably be hand washed. However, never use dishwasher detergent with lemon added.

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