Bar Keepers Friend
Bar Keepers Friend is a manufacturer of premium all-purpose cleansers that work without chlorine bleach for everyday cleaning and tough stains including lime & rust. Their product line includes cooktop cleaner, soft cleanser, original power, and cookware cleanser and polish.
Since 1882, Bar Keepers Friend has been the “Can Do Cleanser.” Available in either powder or liquid, Bar Keepers Friend has millions of loyal users who give credence to the motto, “Once Tried, Always Used.”
In 1882, an Indianapolis chemist noticed how clean and shiny his tarnished pot was after cooking rhubarb. Using an active ingredient that's found in the plant he formulated a talcum-smooth cleanser and sold it to the city's taverns. So pleased were his customers with how well it worked on bar fixtures, the product was dubbed the "Bar Keepers Friend"
The same non-bleach formula that put a shine to the brass rails of taverns at the turn of the century is used in households today on stainless steel, porcelain and ceramic surfaces among many others.
Today, Bar Keepers Friend is still made in Indianapolis and is found at retailers throughout the world.