The other days when I took out the cleaver to chop some ribs, I was surprised to see some small rust stains. This can’t be happening because it’s the only cleaver I’ve got and with big team behind yelling for fried ribs!

Well, rust can be removed, is it? Yes, and quite easy actually.

The quickest solution for cleaning rust is vinegar, in combination with a wire or steel dish sponge.

How to proceed?

Keep the rusty knives or scissors for at least 15 minutes in vinegar, and then rub it thoroughly with the wire sponge. After a few seconds, the knives will be like new. Be careful to use a quality, soft, wire sponge not to scratch the cutlery.

How to clean the rust with salt and lemon

Another option is to use salt and lemon as it follows:

  • add 2-3 tablespoons of salt in a bowl, cut a lemon in half, dip it in salt, and then rub the rusty surface with it.

Tin foil is helpful to remove rust

If rust stains are not deep and stretched, rub the scissors or knives, after holding them in vinegar, with tin foil. This is softer and doesn’t scratch the cutlery at all. It removes perfectly the rust if the blades are not badly damaged.

Finally, to make the scissors sharp again, fold in multilayer a piece of tin foil and start cutting it with the scissors. Tin has the property to clean the scissors blades.

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