‘It works really well!’: Mrs Hinch fans share ‘easiest’ tip to remove rust from radiators


Mrs Hinch, real name Sophie Hinchliffe, rose to fame on Instagram after she started sharing clever cleaning tips and tricks. Now with more than four million Instagram followers, fans of the social media sensation often share their own finds, including how to remove rust from bathroom radiators.

Posting on Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, one woman asked for advice on how to remove rust from her bathroom radiator after failing when using a Brillo pad.

Stef Cubillo Lopez wrote: “Hey all! I hope someone can help me. How can I get rid of rust on my bathroom towel heater? 

“I tried with a Brillo pad but it was not too good.”

Bathroom radiators are handy for drying towels fast, but they can also be a nuisance when it comes to rust.

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Tammy Brookes commented: “To remove rust, the easiest way I’ve found is to use white vinegar and buff it in with tin foil. 

“It sounds weird but it really works, my bathroom radiator looks amazing now!”

Trudy Simmonds replied: “Tin foil gets all of my rust off and it’s insanely cheap, only 68p from Home Bargains.”

The tin foil works by using its coating of aluminium oxide to help break down the rust.

Other Mrs Hinch fans suggested pairing the tin foil with ketchup to remove rusty radiator stains.

Tracy Laing said: “Rub tomato sauce on it, leave for five minutes then rub with scrunched up tin foil.”

Mark Green added: “Tinfoil scrunched up into a ball dipped in ketchup will do the trick.”

Ketchup is great to help break down the carbon that creates tarnish on metal.

However, be careful not to apply the ketchup too liberally, as it can cause a mess.


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