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Are Barkeeper's Friend and Bon Ami the same thing?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 7 years ago

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 7 years ago

They're different brands of household cleaner that essentially do the same thing -- though Bon Ami seems to be gentler.

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Kristy Mucci
Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added over 7 years ago

Bon Ami uses natural ingredients like baking soda and limestone. Read about it here: http://www.bonami.com/index...

The main ingredient in Bar Keeper's Friend is oxalic acid. It's definitely stronger.

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Ophelia
added over 7 years ago

Barkeeper's Friend smells worse, but seems to work slightly faster. I always wear gloves when using it because it makes my skin itch something fierce.
Bon Ami takes a little more elbow grease and comes in a way cuter can. Also costs less (about $2 less).

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