The most abused kitchen utensils are definitely knives, because they are put through a lot of hard work and most people don’t properly care for their knives.

Yes, it seems that knives need special care, too. Instead of throwing knives in the dishwasher or toss them in the drawer alongside with other kitchen utensils, you better learn how to care for your kitchen knives to keep them properly sharpen.

I recently heard my mother complaining about her kitchen knives: none of these stainless steel knives cuts as they should. In addition, they are full of rust. OMG!

In order to calm her down and show the brighter side of this “no chop” story, I recommended my magic cutlery cleaner. More precisely, I’m talking about a homemade rust cleaner especially made for stainless steel cutlery.

Don’t overthink the situation and grab the following ingredients:

  • the juice of 2-3 lemons
  • some coarse salt (if needed)

How To:

It’s too easy to be true, I know! Just squeeze the juice of 3 lemons and submerge the knives for several minutes in the solution. Then wipe the knives with a sponge or cloth and you’ll be surprised!
If the stains are a bit stubborn, you can add some coarse salt over the rust stains and rub the rusty area using a cloth. You can squeeze some more lemon juice over the salt and scrub the rusty area until the spot is gone.

The same killing rust skills has vinegar:

Grab some supplies: white vinegar, a tall cup and a scrub sponge.

  • Fill the glass with enough white vinegar to submerge the entire blade of the knife.
  • Place the knife in the vinegar and let it sit for at least five minutes.
  • Remove the knife from the vinegar and use the sponge to scrub away the rust.