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PINS: A little lemon juice magic for your knives

It's no secret I love cooking and baking, and as a result, my kitchenware has seen its fair share of use. A few knives from my butcher's block have developed miniscule rust spots, so I was very intrigued when I saw a pin titled "Remove Rust Spots...

It's no secret I love cooking and baking, and as a result, my kitchenware has seen its fair share of use.

A few knives from my butcher's block have developed miniscule rust spots, so I was very intrigued when I saw a pin titled "Remove Rust Spots from Knives" while browsing through my Pinterest feed.

The pin said all you needed was lemon juice and a tall glass to put it and your knives in, so I was a little skeptical about the magical "de-rusting" powers of the cooking staple.

As it turns out, my skepticism was misplaced. After leaving a couple steak knives and a cheese knife in a glass for about an hour, I pulled them out and marveled at how those tiny rust spots were easily wiped away with the lemon juice.

I should note the pin indicates you only need five minutes of lemon-juice soaking for the rust to easily come off your knives, but I was distracted and therefore let mine soak a little longer.

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Also, unless you have a really skinny tall glass or all of your knives are really short for some reason (or the rust spots are limited to the knife tips), this requires a lot of lemon juice to adequately fill the glass and cover the knives. So skip the little plastic lemons found by the real lemons and head to the baking aisle at the grocery store for the bigger bottle of lemon juice if you want to try this out.

Placing the knives sideways in a wider, more shallow dish might be worth trying to conserve your lemon juice, too.

Find the "Remove Rust Spots from Knives" pin, see previous "Popular on Pinterest" columns and follow Accent at pinterest.com/gfhaccent.

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