My easy trick gets rid of rust on knives with something you already have at home – but it may make your skin crawl | The Sun

THE kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home.

That’s why it’s not surprising that a lot of our kitchen utensils and appliances end up getting the dirtiest the quickest.


Hunker Home is a blog that shares tips to make your space feel a little more organized and useful.

They frequently post DIYS and home hacks to their TikTok account, @hunkerhome.

Recently, they revealed a way to remove stuck-on rust from your kitchen utensils – and you definitely already have what you need at home.

Aluminum foil is the secret weapon here.

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Simply crumble the foil into a ball and rub it against the parts of the knife that are covered in yellow rust.

Although it may hurt your ears, the trick works.

Hunker Home showed the sparkling results, and commenters were excited to test it out:

“Thank you. Can’t wait to try this,” one person wrote.

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“Where has this been my entire adulthood?!” added another.

As for another utensil hack that will come in handy, the lifestyle magazine called The Manual said we’re cleaning our wooden utensils all wrong.

Unfortunately, you’ll want to wash these by hand as the worst thing you can do to your wooden spoons is put them in the dishwasher.

Dishwashing chemicals and prolonged exposure to warm water can cause the wood to warp or crack.

Instead, The Manual suggested gently washing your utensils under hot water with mild soap directly after using them. 

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It’s also imperative that you don’t let them soak in water.

“Otherwise, water droplets trapped in gaps in the wood won’t dry completely, and over time the accumulation can also warp or crack the wood,” the site explains.

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