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"
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.”
Bar Keepers Friend is a premium all-purpose cleanser that works without chlorine bleach for everyday cleaning and tough stains including lime and rust. It is recommended by Presto canners as the best way to keep their canners clean and is great if you burn a pot of jam, accidentally.