The Difference Between Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser and Soft Cleanser

The Difference Between Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser and Soft Cleanser

We often get asked the difference between Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser and Soft Cleanser. Sometimes the question is which is best for a specific purpose. Both are great questions because the two products are different and have advantages.

The Difference Between Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser and Soft Cleanser

The ingredients of the two are similar in that neither has any regulated hazardous materials, and both contain Oxalic Acid, which is the primary ingredient. The difference is what makes the soft Cleanser soft. The Soft Cleanse contains water, citric acid, and lemon scent.

BKF Soft Cleanser 

The Bar Keepers Friend Liquid Cleanser can be nearly as potent as the powdered. However, the BKF Soft Cleansers premixed formula is more convenient for quick or routine cleaning. Another advantage of the Soft Cleanser is that it clings to vertical surfaces such as shower doors, while it removes soap scum, rust stains, tarnish, and mineral deposits.

BKF Powdered Cleanser

The original formula BKF Powder Cleanser delivers the same cleaning power that it has since 1882. It’s excellent for removing stains and grease in the kitchen and restoring stainless steel, brass, and porcelain. You can use BKF Powder throughout the home inside and out to remove rust stains, tarnish, water spots, mineral deposits, and more.

For me and many, choosing between the two is a matter of preference. However, it also depends on what you’re cleaning and why. For deep cleaning and restoration, you can’t beat BKF Powdered Cleanser, while for ease of use, including rinsing, Soft Cleanser may be your best bet.