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Remove your brass handles from your kitchen cabinets and put them in a small saucepan of ketchup- just enough to cover the handles will do. Bring the temperature to a boil and immediately turn down the heat. When the handles are nice and shiny, take them out and give them a gool polishing!
The acids in ketchup work wonders when it comest to removing tarnish and buildup from metals such as brass and copper!
Same as putting coke on your battery cables.
I used to live in an old apt. I used to "shine-up" old doorknobs (antique brass) with only fine steel wool,and cold water.this seems to work with the types of brass,used nowdays (it takes a little "elbow grease",cheap,but very effective,too.
DOES NOT WORK. bOIL THEM IN VINEGAR AND WATER .