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A little elbow grease and half a lemon can make an effective, nontoxic metal polish for brass, copper, chrome, aluminum, and stainless steel. Dip the cut side of a lemon wedge into a bowl of salt. Rub firmly over the metal surface, let sit for a few minutes, and then polish vigorously with a soft cloth. Alternatively, you can make a paste of lemon juice and cream of tartar that you can then wipe all over the metal; finish by polishing with a soft cloth.
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