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Remove Rust Spots from Knives and Silverware with Lemon Juice

Even stainless steel silverware and cooking knives can start to show a few spots of rust here and there. This is especially common after your silverware (or heaven forbid, your knives) go through the dishwasher a few times. It's not pretty, but there's an easy way to lift those rust stains off: a go...
  • Mariah Patterson

    Remove rust spots from knives with lemon juice... diy home sweet home: 21 Spring #Cleaning Tips Tricks

  • Mary Curry

    55 Must-Read Cleaning Tips & Tricks Lemon juice removes rust stains from knives

  • Eve Pascua

    Remove rust spots from knives, awesome idea

  • Jileisa Warner

    Lemon Juice to clean rust spots from knives

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Snag a small bottle of lemon juice (any brand, such as the Walmart Great Value brand) Pour lemon juice in a tall enough glass so the knives fit standing up Soak the knives for 5-10 minutes With a scouring pad, scrub the rust spots off!

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  • Cj Withers

    Great idea. Sad I had jump through so many hoops to get to a lame advertisement. Could have just cut thorough the chase and saved a lot of time.

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  • Mary P

    Before moving into my new home, I scrubbed the bathrooms and kitchen from top to bottom! I (had to) remove the kitchen cabinet hardware to clean the cabinets easier and to remove the rust. I soaked them in vinegar over night. The following day, I rinsed, dried, and sprayed each one with WD-40... They work perfectly!!

  • Mary P

    I don't know why MANY of the cabinet hinges were rusted out ... My guess is that when she cleaned the kitchen (ha!) she used the hose to rinse it down. (really, I think with five boys, there were probably a lot of water fights in the kitchen.)

How to remove rust spots from knives. Aluminum Foil and water--just rub

Soak your knives in lemon juice for a few minutes then scrub a little with the scratchy side of the sponge.