okay, this is probably random, but i just had to share. sure, it might be the bar keepers friend, but the stuff is seriously my BEST friend. to be honest, i don’t know who first introduced me to bar keepers friend, although i’m going to credit my mom – she’s pretty much all-knowing. if you haven’t had the good fortune of meeting bar keepers friend yet, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself, you’ll be thanking me, i swear! the stuff is amazing. although it sounds like some super duper, top secret, cocktail hour ingredient, it’s anything but. it’s more like a super duper, top secret, cleaning machine. it works on pretty much anything & everything… porcelain sinks, bathtubs, tile walls, countertops, cooktops, cookware (it’s the only way to keep my pots & pans looking shine-y & new), stainless steel, chrome, copper, brass, fiberglass, cement, ceramic tile, grout & more. (i’ve even used it on a painted wood surface to remove permanent marker!) really & truly, the stuff is amazing! & to think it only costs about $3 and can be found at most major retail, grocery and drug stores. although i’m sure it is a “bar keepers friend,” it’s definitely a mother’s best friend.