You probably have a favourite knife you use all the time – no matter what you are cutting. This is great, however, if you don’t take proper care of the knife you will most likely start noticing rust spots forming on the surface. This is super unpleasant and you will probably start avoiding using the knife that was once your favourite because of it. But before you throw it away, let me introduce you to a few amazing hacks for removing rust that will change your life!
They are super easy and non-expensive since all you need are a few natural ingredients!
The First Hack
For this hack, all you need is vinegar. Fill a bowl with the vinegar then submerge the knife in there. Let it sit overnight.
The next day, take the knife and scrub the rust with a wire brush. You may need to repeat these steps once again depending on how old the rust spots are.
Once you are happy with the result, wash with hot soapy water then dry with a paper towel!
The Second Hack
The next hack on our list includes baking soda – another amazing natural ingredient that will remove rust when used properly. Mix water with the powder in order to create a paste then spread it all over the blade of the knife. Make sure you cover all rust stains with the paste. Let it sit for a few hours before you grab a wire brush and scrub the blade for a bit.
Then rinse and dry!
The Third Hack
For the next hack, you need lemon and salt. Make sure you sprinkle salt on top of the affected areas then squeeze half a lemon on top. Leave the mixture for a few hours then scrub with a wire brush.
Then once you rinse the knife, all rust spots will be removed!
The Fourth Hack
This hack is pretty weird, however, it does work super well so I highly suggest you give it a try. You need one potato – yes, a potato. It contains oxalic acid which is known to dissolve rust – and isn’t that exactly what you want?
Slice the potato in half then grab liquid dish soap. Add the soap on top of the affected areas then place the potato on top. You can also add baking soda in between the knife and the potato so you can scrub the rust off easily without the need of using a wire brush.
Then simply rinse and dry with paper towels.