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Friday, February 15, 2013

Titus 2 Tea - Household - Scrubbing Pots

 I did some investigation on scrubbing pots.

First, I tried vinegar and soda.  I sprinkled  soda on the pot and poured vinegar over it.


But I wasn't satisfied.  I really wanted it to be immediate.  Isn't that how we all are?  We want instant success. So I tried something else, and it wasn't instant, but it worked fairly well.

I would recommend using gloves for this next step.  I didn't, but I should have.    I used Dawn dish soap and baking soda.  I sprinkled soda again on the pan, and then poured Dawn on it, and rubbed it together. 

Then I left it sit, while I went to drop the kids off at school and take one to a piano lesson.

 When I got back it looked like this.


So I scrubbed the pot with a brillo pad


For the inside which needed some help, I used the vinegar and baking soda combination.   It worked like a charm.


 What dirty water!!!!  As I said it worked well.


For the extra stubborn stains, I soaked the pot in the water and scrubbed some more.
Let me just tell you, my arms ached all the next day.  I am not sure that it's worth all the work - a lot of elbow grease - as it's the outside.  I think I'm going to opt to just live with the stained exterior.

 It was a lot cleaner and I am happy for that.  I think for now, when a pan comes up for washing, I'll do a bit of scrubbing with the brillo pad on the outside. 

So there you have it.  That's what I learned.  Does anyone have a better idea about scrubbing pots?  I would love to know.

Making the most of today,
Steph

Today we're up to Numbers 21 and Psalm 21 and I'm working on Romans 1:26 and 27.  Spent quite a bit of time reviewing yesterday.  Really has me asking questions about passages I have known for a long time.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Steph, Haven't seen you for a while. Now I know what you've been up too! I'm feeling inspired. With the sunny weather and spring around the corner, it's time to get going on spring cleaning.
    Toni

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  2. Miss you, Toni! Hope you had a wonderful time with Andy!

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  3. Just recently I read somewhere about someone putting a used dryer sheet in their pot with burned on stuff inside. They soaked it in a little water with that dryer sheet and it softened it all up to remove easily. Can't try it down here as I don't have dryer sheets (or a dryer, ha) but would be worth a try. I am going to try your idea on getting the outside part of some of my baking pans cleaner. I hate when they are so stained too.

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    1. I hope it helps. And I'm hoping over time that they won't be so stained, but not sure. :) I may just have to try the dryer sheet idea, but I don't have any in my house either.

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