If you have a really dirty pot or pan and don't have time to soak it, make a ball from aluminum foil and use it like a scrub pad to clean the pot. It works well and saves time.
Source: My mother
By Mary from Geneva, OH
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I have started keeping my "used" aluminum foil and reusing it for a scrubby. I use it to scrub my pots and pans and to clean anything stuck on the stove or counter.
By bjarrett from Cameron, Missouri
All kinds of wraps, foils and paper towels are expensive and bad for the environment. (04/29/2009)
This will be a great saving. Thanks for the terrific tip. (05/03/2009)
When you are out of scouring pads (or are on vacation without any), use a crumpled piece of aluminum foil as a scrubber. It takes a little bit longer, but it does the trick!
If you are cleaning pots and pans and find out you have no scrapper to get of the stuck on food, pull out the foil. Just tear off a piece of aluminum foil, wad it up in a ball, and use it to scratch off baked on foods from skillets, pots and pans. It works wonderfully in a pinch!
By Sallyfreebird from Alvarado, TX