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.
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
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!
- Bottle of coke
Sewtime on Aug 11, 2021
When I was a kid my dad would bring home a bottle of Coke and I would take it and pour it on our plows. Then I used a brick and did a sanding motion that removed the rust from the plows. If we didn’t clean the plow blades first they would tend to want to ride on top of the ground, instead of plowing the ground up.
Y’all may not believe me, but 1. I did this for many years, poor people’s way of life, and 2. I have absolutely no reason to lie about it. This is a crafting site, not trying to impress anyone.