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The Easiest Rust Remover

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I’m a really big fan of rescuing objects, because I don’t believe in throwing things away that still have use in them. Sometimes though you get something and think, “that’s the end of this”, like this rusty pan. But then I found this great tip to remove rust from metal using coke and tinfoil.
Time: 5 Minutes Cost: $2 Difficulty: Easy
  • the easiest rust remover
Here’s my rusty pan. It's clearly seen too many cheesecakes. I didn't think I could bake with it again.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
  • the easiest rust remover
All I used was a bottle of coke and a scrunched up piece of tinfoil.
Step 2: Pour the Coke
  • the easiest rust remover
I poured the coke all over my pan. There is some chemical reaction that quickly gets the rust off. This is mostly surface rust, so I could wipe it off after a few minutes. For deeper rust you have to let it sit for longer.
Step 3: Scrub with Foil
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The coke loosens all the rust, and the foil takes it off. With just a few scrubs all the rust comes off.
Step 4: Rinse Your Pan
  • the easiest rust remover
Just rinse the coke and rust off your pan. My hands actually got kinda orange while doing this. I'm not sure why...
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Tada! All clean. Instant rust remover.
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Look at the difference! Now I can bake again!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Bottle of coke
  • Tinfoil
  • Deborah Stewart
    Deborah Stewart
    on Jun 24, 2017

    The key word is "surface." It would have come off just as easily with water and an S.O.S. pad.

  • Walter
    Walter Binghamton, NY
    on Jun 30, 2017

    Stay 100 years in the past.

  • Mary Wortman Spiers
    Mary Wortman Spiers Belleville, IL
    on Jul 1, 2017

    it is history, embrace it

  • Taryn
    Taryn Hilo, HI
    on Jul 1, 2017

    Secoud pan is brand new FAKE. NEWS.

  • Patricia A. Martinez
    Patricia A. Martinez
    on Jul 24, 2017

    I've tried different things to clean out side of pans and I still can not get them looking good. They look dirty, this is just the out side where stuff kind of burns on.

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