Remove the brass handles from the cabinet or door.
Place the brass handles in a saucepan full of ketchup.
Bring the ketchup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the knobs appear shiny.
Rinse and dry the knobs before reattaching them.
Use Vinegar and Salt
Remove handles from cabinets.
Mix equal parts vinegar and salt.
Soak handles in solution for at least thirty minutes.
Remove handles and brush clean. Dry and polish with a clean cloth before reattaching.
Use a Commercial Product
Apply Brasso or another commercial metal polish to a soft, absorbent rag. Use just enough to slightly moisten the entire rag.
Let the rag sit for 24 hours in a well-ventilated area.
Polish the handles with the rag.
Things You Will Need
- If you cannot remove the handle, place masking tape on the wood around the handle. Oftentimes, you can clean brass handles without using any products. Simply rub the handle vigorously with a clean rag to shine it.