4 Quick Tips To Clean Aluminium Utensils At Home

For cooking, you need utensils that are lightweight, do not leech harmful metal in your food, and do not react with hot dishes. Therefore, aluminium utensils are a staple in many Indian households, especially around festivals when communities come together to cook feats for a large number of people. However, this leaves utensils with stains and burnt marks which seem hard to clean.

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If your aluminium ware has lost its lustre, this article is for you. There are quick DIY hacks that you can try to not only get the utensils shining but also remove the tarnish without much hassle. All you need are a few ingredients from your kitchen and cleaning tools. Scroll down to read about inexpensive ways to make your old aluminium utensils look like brand-new ones.

Clean Aluminium Utensils With Vinegar

For this hack, you will need water, vinegar, a wooden spoon, and dishwashing liquid. Take a large container that can fit your aluminium utensils and fill it halfway through the water. Bring the liquid to a boil. Add a cup of white vinegar to it and submerge kitchenware like small bowls, spoons, quarter plates, glasses, pans, etc. for at least 20 minutes. 

After taking out the utensils, use a wooden spoon to scrape off dirt, grime, tarnish, and burnt marks.In a small bowl, mix dishwashing liquid with water and use a scrubber for the final finish to aluminium utensils. Rinse the kitchenware under tap water and air dry it, or pat it with a paper towel before storing it.

Clean Aluminium Utensils With White Vinegar, And Baking Soda

To try this hack, you will need baking soda, water, white vinegar, lemon, and a brush or sponge. First, rinse the kitchenware to remove any food particles to begin the cleaning process.

In a bowl, mix white vinegar and water in equal parts. Make a separate paste of baking soda and water with a thick consistency so that you can spread it on the surface of utensils. You should dip the utensils in the vinegar solution for 10-15 minutes. 

Second, apply the baking soda paste to the sections that are tarnished, and leave the solution to work its magic for another 15-20 minutes. Use a steel wool or toothbrush to scrub off the paste along with the tarnish and stains. Rinse the kitchenware under tap water to get the sparkly shine back. 

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Clean Aluminium Utensils With Lemon

The third hack is quick, simple, and efficient. You only need lemon and water for it. First, rinse all the aluminium utensils with water to remove leftover food particles. Cut a lemon in half and start rubbing it on the tarnished surface and stains. The acidic properties of the kitchen ingredients can help to remove spots and stains without hassle. Wash the utensils under water, dry them, and stack them in your cabinet.

Clean Aluminium Utensils With Salt And Detergent Powder

For the last hack, you will require water, salt, lemon juice, and detergent powder. When you have to clean large utensils, fill them with water, and sprinkle detergent powder and salt in a ratio of 2:1. Squeeze the juice of a whole lemon and let the mixture come to a boil.

Leave the water to cool off for 15-20 minutes and scrub the utensils with dishwashing solution to remove stains. Rinse the kitchenware and dry it before storing it. Try these hacks out before using aluminium utensils in your kitchen.