This Versatile, British Cleaning Paste Is Taking Over TikTok — Here Are All the Ways You Can Use It in the Kitchen

updated Jun 3, 2021
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Pink Stuff used to clean oven door

If you’ve seen any cleaning content on YouTube or TikTok recently, you’re probably familiar with The Pink Stuff, a mildly abrasive miracle goo with more than 32,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It’s a British product and Americans are eating it up — not literally, though, as it’s a cleaning supply, not a snack.

Did a plastic tub just jump into your virtual shopping cart? Prepare to get excited! While it can be used on just about any stubborn mess inside or outside the home, The Pink Stuff is particularly thrilling to put to work in the kitchen. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can use it!

What types of surfaces can you use The Pink Stuff on? 

The Pink Stuff is great for so many surfaces. It can be used on tile, glass, stovetops, stainless steel, porcelain, and more. If you’re unsure or trying it somewhere for a first time, try a spot test, so that you don’t end up with micro scratches where you don’t want them. (This is especially important on painted or varnished surfaces.) The Pink Stuff is a favorite for cleaning oven interiors, including glass doors. It melts away cooked-on grime from oven grates. People love to use it on their cooktops. The Pink Stuff removes scorch marks from toasters and toaster ovens and it makes dishwasher and fridge doors gleam, whether they are stainless or another material. 

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Are there any surfaces The Pink Stuff shouldn’t go on?

While the product is mild, it’s still an abrasive cleaner that may leave tiny scratches on certain surfaces. If this is a concern, be sure, as always, to test it on an inconspicuous area first. In addition to making sure to spot test, don’t use the cleaner on any hot or warm surface. Meaning, wait for your oven too cool or for a pot to cool completely before you clean. 

What can I use The Pink Stuff on in my kitchen?

Here is a list of kitchen items you may want to clean with The Pink Stuff. 

  • Backsplash tile 
  • Countertop stains
  • Stovetop
  • Oven interior, including grates
  • Oven door and glass
  • Microwave interior
  • Refrigerator, inside and out
  • Dishwasher, inside and out
  • Toaster oven
  • Toaster
  • Air fryer
  • Grout, on the walls or floors
  • Pots and pans with burnt-on stains
  • Casserole dishes with burnt-on stains
  • Stained food storage containers
  • Stained mugs 
  • Grill grates
  • Rusty tools
  • Dirty walls
  • Tables with stains or pen marks
  • Sinks

Have you used The Pink Stuff yet? What have you cleaned with it?