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Banish Rust From Stainless Steel With Two Items From Your Kitchen
Stainless steel, which is an alloy of chromium and iron, is an innovative alternative to using rust-prone iron. However, in certain cases, stainless steel can still rust.
An easy, DIY solution for removing rust is to use baking soda and lemon juice. Both are mildly abrasive and can remove rust without damaging your products.
However, before you start, it's best to consult the product’s manual, especially if it’s valuable or antique, to make sure the mixture is safe to use.
For this trick, mix equal parts of baking soda and lemon juice until a thick paste is formed. The amount can be determined by the size of the rusted area you're targeting.
Then, spread it around the rusted area and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. If the paste begins to become thick because the lemon juice is drying out, spray it with some water.
Finally, scrub the mixture away with a damp sponge and repeat the process until the desired results are achieved. You can also swap lemon juice with lime juice or hydrogen peroxide.