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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,

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.


  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.

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

  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.

    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.