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Aluminum cleaner. Make your own aluminum cleaner

This recipe will make your own aluminum cleaner that will remove tarnish and greasy film from cookware and surfaces.

To make 8oz/225g cleaner

  • 8 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 8 tablespoons (baking soda) bicarbonate of soda
  • 4fl oz/ 115ml white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soap flakes

Combine the cream of tartar and baking soda in a medium-size bowl. Add the vinegar and mix until the ingredients form a soft paste. Add the soap flakes. Transfer to a jar or bottle with a secure lid and label it clearly.

To use, apply with a steel wool pad, then rinse off with warm water. Store out of the reach of children. It should keep for 1-2 years.

Visitors comments

Thank You Comments By: TipKing on 2004-12-30
Just the recipe that I was looking for
oxidised Comments By: crimpy on 2007-07-13
hope it works well on cast which has oxidised
aluminium shop fronts Comments By: yanto on 2008-03-02
will this clean my shop front that is tarnished?
Aluminium Cleaner Comments By: Happy mum on 2008-03-21
Absolutely brilliant, worked a treat. Thank you
ehm... Comments By: anon on 2009-01-06
don't use steel wool on aluminium
correct Comments By: FaTeSEO on 2010-06-04
Use an aluminium cleaning materials against aluminium otherwise steel particles will lodge in the aluminium and start to corrode.

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