The Easiest Rust Remover
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.
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
All I used was a bottle of coke and a scrunched up piece of tinfoil.
Step 2: Pour the Coke
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
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
Just rinse the coke and rust off your pan. My hands actually got kinda orange while doing this. I'm not sure why...
Tada! All clean. Instant rust remover.
Look at the difference! Now I can bake again!
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Merelyn sale on May 16, 2023
Amazing I will try for sure.
Kathleen Dummer 5 days ago
I will definitely try this. My family likes leaving my tools outside to rust.
Nandini 4 days ago
I don’t mean to be disparaging but I think different pans have been used for effect. I have tried this and it works to an extent but does not make it shiny new like in the photo. All these pans have the same kind of clasp so you can’t go by it to differentiate.
Can I use coke on dental instruments
Could you use this on copper
I can only find aluminum foil. I can't find tinfoil anywhere. Do they even make tinfoil anymore?