Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes.

Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks Uncategorized

Cleaning Your Pots With Natural Ingredients

April 21, 2013

Not too long ago, I visited my sister’s house.  Normally, everything is in almost compulsive order.  On this day, however, a 5 quart stainless steel pot sat out of place near the kitchen sink.  A quick peek revealed the scorch marks left after a mishap with her home made oatmeal.  She tried for 3 days to scrub the pot clean and was ready to get rid of it completely.
Before discarding these items, consider the stain and the pot.  For this burned on mess of milk and carbohydrates, pour in enough lemon juice to cover the bottom of the pot.  Sprinkle a light coating of salt and let sit overnight.  In the morning, take a damp sponge or cloth and scrub lemon/salt mixture around stain.  It should lift almost instantly.
For greasy stains and messes, try scrubbing with salt alone.  For tougher stains, pour about 1 cup of vinegar into the pot.  Fill the rest with water (for big pots, add another half to full cup of vinegar) and boil for 5 minutes.  Then scrub with sponge and salt.
In place of a scrubber sponge, you can use a bit of crumbled aluminum foil.  If you have old panty hose to recycle, you can cut them and tie around a regular sponge or cloth and use as a scrubber.
Pots that have reached their limits as cookware can easily be recycled.  They make excellent planters, especially for seed starting.  They can even be painted, etched with sand, or dented to add character to a patio garden.  Pot tops can be used as bird feeders or baths.

Additional Articles You might Like

View More
Healthy Soul

5 Helpful Tips for Handling Parenting Stress During Coronavirus — Seemingly overnight, life as we knew it changed with the pandemic. Where we were once shuttling the kids to school[…]

blog recent img 1
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning Tips for Your Pet’s Bowls & Toys — Your pet’s bowls and toys are probably not on your regular cleaning list, but they should be. Pet bowls, both[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

How to Clean Marble Floors — Marble is a beautiful stone that makes a luxurious addition to any home. However, marble is also a delicate stone[…]

link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.