How to clean aluminum: 10 efficient ways to try at home

How to clean aluminum: 10 efficient ways to try at home
Robert Rivera

Cleaning aluminum without damaging your furniture or utensil is not always an easy task. Many products used in the process are abrasive and end up damaging the material, instead of cleaning it the right way. For this reason, we have separated videos that teach you step by step how to clean objects made of aluminum, polish and preserve them! Check them out:

How to clean aluminum knobs

  1. First, get out a glass cleaner (without silicone) and two flannels. If you don't have glass cleaner, it can be replaced by neutral detergent;
  2. Then, apply the glass cleaner to one of the cloths, according to how dirty your knob is. If it is not very dirty, for example, you can put a small amount of product on the cloth, but if it is greasy, you can apply more generously;
  3. Then take the flannel with your fingertips and wipe it over the handle, making movements from left to right or vice versa;
  4. If your knob is very greasy, you can apply glass cleaner directly to the aluminum and then wipe it over;
  5. Finally, take the dry flannel and wipe the knob to remove any excess product that may be left on the cabinet.

The aluminum knobs, also known as profiles, must receive special attention when cleaning the furniture, because, many times, what is good for cleaning them is not good for the rest of the object:

How to polish aluminum pan

  1. According to this step by step, you will only need detergent and a steel sponge to polish your aluminum pan! First moisten the steel sponge, and then apply detergent to it;
  2. Then rub the steel sponge into the pan, making circular movements, so that the shine is even. Keep rubbing the sponge all over the pan;
  3. After scrubbing the entire pan, if you find it necessary, add more detergent to the sponge and scrub the utensil again;
  4. Then, rinse the pan well and be sure to wipe it dry, so it doesn't get stained, and that's it!

Is there a practical way to polish your pan without having to buy polish? Yes, in this video you can see how this tip can really make your pan shine!

How to clean stains on aluminum

  1. Separate a white soap, an ordinary sponge, and a steel sponge;
  2. Moisten the sponges and pass the white soap around;
  3. Rub it into the aluminum utensil, without using force;
  4. If the utensil is badly stained, you can heat it up and then go back to scrubbing the white soap off;
  5. Finally, just rinse it off!

Another way to clean your aluminum utensils is with a white soap. It removes stains quickly without you having to do much effort. Watch the video:

How to remove grease from aluminum with baking soda

  1. In a bowl, put 2 tablespoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and some detergent;
  2. Stir until the mixture becomes a paste, add more detergent if necessary;
  3. Put the paste on top of the greasy aluminum and wait 5 minutes;
  4. Then, just scrub with a sponge and rinse the aluminum!

Removing grease from aluminum will become a much more practical task with this baking soda paste. Not only is it simple to produce, but it ensures that you will need to make no effort to remove grease from your household utensils. Here's how to do it step by step:

How to make your aluminum window shine

  1. To clean your aluminum window, you can use an industrialized aluminum cleaner, or fill a basin with water, add 3 tablespoons of neutral detergent and 2 tablespoons of alcohol vinegar;
  2. Choose which product you will use and rub it on the window with a regular sponge (or a broom, if you prefer);
  3. Redo the process;
  4. Then simply rinse the window.

Besides making your window clean and shiny, this step-by-step can also be used on aluminum doors, so if you have both in your home, be sure to watch the video.

Amazing Aluminum Shape Cleaning

  1. To follow the tip in this video, you will need 1 regular sponge, 1 steel sponge, 1 bar of soap (or shining paste), and toothpaste;
  2. Heat the mold on the stove for about 1 minute. If, before that, you notice that the mold is swelling, you can turn off the stove, so that it doesn't spoil;
  3. Then hold the pan with a cloth and take it to the sink. Place the steel sponge on the common one, pass soap and rub the steel sponge all over the pan;
  4. If the pan cools down and you have not finished cleaning, heat it up again and repeat the process;
  5. Rinse the pan well and dry it;
  6. If you want to make the pan shinier, wash the regular sponge and the steel sponge and add soap. Put toothpaste directly into the pan;
  7. Run the steel sponge over this paste and rub it all over the pan;
  8. Rinse the pan again and you're done: it's clean and shiny!

Cleaning an aluminum baking pan can be quite a chore, depending on what has been baked in it, and if you like to cook at home, you already know that! But by following the step-by-step instructions in this video, you can get your pan super-clean in less than a minute. Check it out:

How to clean a burnt pan with lemon

  1. Put water in the pot until the liquid reaches the height of the burn, then bring it to the stove;
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of soap powder and 1 whole lemon;
  3. Turn on the heat and wait for the mixture to boil. Be careful that the soap does not overflow;
  4. When the soap rises, turn off the stove, take a spoon and scrape out the pot with the water, soap and lemon;
  5. To keep the mixture from cooling down, you can turn the stove back on while scraping the spoon - always being careful that the soap doesn't overflow;
  6. Then, turn off the heat and wait for the mixture to cool down;
  7. Then, throw the mixture away and wash the pan with detergent and a steel sponge, so that all the remaining dirt from the burn comes out.

Only those who have cleaned a burnt aluminum pan know what a pain it is to leave it without any residue.

How to make aluminum cleaner with lemon

  1. To make your aluminum cleaner, you will need 1 bar of glycerin soap, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 50ml of lemon (or 2 lemons), and 600ml of water;
  2. Grate your glycerin soap;
  3. Put 600ml of water in a pot and bring it to a boil on a low heat. Add the grated soap to the pot and stir it so that it melts;
  4. When the soap melts, add the 2 tablespoons of sugar to the pan and continue stirring the mixture;
  5. Add the lemon juice little by little, while continuing to stir the combination;
  6. Then pour the mixture into jars and let it cool;
  7. To clean your utensils, simply pass the ready-made mixture onto a steel or regular sponge and scrub. However, remember that this aluminum cleaner can only be used 12 hours after its manufacture.

As you have seen, lemon is great for cleaning and polishing your aluminum utensils, so it is worth learning how to make this aluminum cleaner at home.

Step by step of cleaning aluminum with vinegar

  1. First, separate these ingredients: 1 grated homemade soap, 200ml of alcohol vinegar, and 100ml of homemade glycerin;
  2. In a container, place the grated homemade soap and the vinegar;
  3. Microwave the mixture for 20 seconds so that the soap melts;
  4. Mix the ingredients together and, if more soap needs to be melted, microwave the mixture again;
  5. Stir until the soap is diluted and add 100ml of homemade glycerin;
  6. Mix again and put the aluminum foil in a jar;
  7. Wait for the paste to cool;
  8. Apply the paste to a sponge and rub the aluminum objects you want to clean!

Another excellent option for homemade aluminum cleaner is this one made with vinegar. Following the step by step instructions, your aluminum utensils will be super clean, and this is a recipe that also yields a lot.

How to make aluminum polisher with orange peel

  1. To follow this step by step, you must separate 1 liter of juice from the peel of 4 oranges, 1 ½ of glycerinated soap, 200ml of detergent, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate, 50 ml of alcohol vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of salt;
  2. First, you need to make the orange juice. To do this, add 1 liter of water to a pot with 4 peels of the fruit and bring it to a boil;
  3. Then take the mixture to a blender, beat it, and strain it;
  4. Grate the glycerinated soap;
  5. Put the mixture in a saucepan, bring it to a boil, and add the grated soap;
  6. While stirring the mixture, pour the 200ml of detergent into the pan;
  7. Then add the 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir until the soap dissolves;
  8. Turn off the heat and add 50ml of alcohol vinegar;
  9. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate;
  10. If you like, you can add drops of food coloring to make the product colorful;
  11. Add to the mixture 1 tablespoon of salt;
  12. Mix well, until the paste has cooled down, and put it into jars;
  13. To clean your utensil, simply put the paste on a damp sponge and rub it on the aluminum.

This is another powerful aluminum cleaner that you can make at home. It is the most complex method on our list, but it works superbly and can be used on different household utensils, such as molds and cups.

With these tutorials, you will be able to easily remove stains, grease and burns from your aluminum utensils and leave them always shining. After all, it will be a practical and efficient task! After learning how to clean your aluminum furniture and utensils, how about checking out how to clean glass?

Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera is a seasoned interior designer and home decor expert with over a decade of experience in the industry. Born and raised in California, he has always had a passion for design and art, which eventually led him to pursue a degree in interior design from a prestigious design school. With a keen eye for color, texture, and proportion, Robert effortlessly blends different styles and aesthetics to create unique and beautiful living spaces. He is highly knowledgeable in the latest design trends and techniques, and is constantly experimenting with new ideas and concepts to bring life to his clients' homes. As the author of a popular blog on home decor and design, Robert shares his expertise and insights with a large audience of design enthusiasts. His writing is engaging, informative, and easy to follow, making his blog an invaluable resource for anyone looking to spruce up their living space. Whether you're seeking advice on color schemes, furniture arrangement, or DIY home projects, Robert has the tips and tricks you need to create a stylish, welcoming home.