Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cleaning Le Creuset with Barkeepers Friend

Remember my fab $10 Le Creuset find from a few months back? Well I have been using it a lot and kept thinking about whether or not I could clean up the dirty underside a bit.

I actually bought my Bar Keepers Friend for use cleaning vintage Pyrex, but saw a blog post somewhere touting its ability to clean stains on the exterior enameled surface on LC pots.

I moistened my thick paper towels and sprinkled on the BKF, then started scubbing gently. After one cleaning, I was starting to notice some improvement. I gave it a quick wash to see if the enamel lost any sheen, but it was fine. I gave it a second round, scrubbing a little harder.

Here is the Before and After:

Anyone else used BKF on Le Creuset with success? I am pretty happy with it, and might tackle another scrubfest this weekend.


  1. I have found a mix of borax and baking soda works well on mine. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Your finds always inspire me to try and try again! Barkeepers friend is awesome on stainless, enamel and porcelain, but I hadn't tried it on my cast iron. Thanks for the tip!

    P.S. I finally replied to your question the other day! Sorry it was lost in the chaos of sick kids. I do leave my crock-pots plugged in and on while I am out of the house and overnight as well. My oldest one is only about 15 years old though, so I don't know if that makes a difference.

  3. They sell a cleaning product. I bought a bottle because I have the Sand color pot. It does work very well at keeping my pot clean.


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