Cooking utensils like a spoon that experience rust is generally made of metal, metal is easy to rust when exposed to acidic (corrosive) conditions and undergoes oxidation to prevent corrosion. Rusty utensils tend to be fragile, so the use of rusty cookware has a risk of swallowing the parts or coating materials of the cookware. While not all rusty cookware is dangerous (only the handles), rusty utensils tend to be brittle and dirty, so it’s a good idea to replace them or use rub n buff to coat them.
However, you can get rid of rust with ingredients you can find easily such as baking soda. Besides being useful in making cakes, baking soda can also be used to clean rusty spoons. The trick is to mix baking soda and water to taste until the shape resembles a paste. Apply the baking soda paste to the rusty part of the spoon, then take a cleaning sponge or an aluminum scouring ball and start scrubbing the rusted area until the rust is completely gone.
Or you can use potato. The oxalic acid in potatoes can help remove rust buildup. There are two ways to use potatoes to remove rust. First, stick a rusty spoon into the potato and leave it overnight. The next day removes the spoon from the potatoes and rubs it with an aluminum scouring ball until clean. The second way, slice the potato in half, then coat the inside with enough baking soda. Gently rub the rusty part of the spoon over the baking soda-coated potato until the rust starts to wear off. As a finishing, rub the remaining rust that is still attached to the knife with an aluminum scouring ball.
Well, it’s not difficult to clean a rusty spoon, right? We can get all the ingredients easily around us. There may even be one already in the kitchen. So from now on, never throw a rusty spoon at home, okay? Try cleaning first.