Remove all grime by cleaning the chrome with degreasing dish soap and water, which cuts through grease and oil. Immerse chrome cookware or other small items in a sink full of hot, soapy water. Clean them with a soft cloth. For larger items, fill a bucket with soapy water. Use a soft cloth to clean the surface.
The acid in vinegar cleans tough stains that cannot be removed with soap and water. Soak a soft rag in white vinegar, and gently rub the chrome surface. Add a sprinkle of baking soda to the surface for extra scrubbing power.
Use a small, wadded-up ball of aluminum foil to remove rust and polish chrome. Dunk the foil in water or vinegar, and use it to gently rub circles on the chrome surface, making sure the foil is always wet.
Clean off any residue remaining after the chrome was polished. Then, use a microfiber cloth to dry the surface.