Use Aluminum Foil as Scouring Pads

Save your used aluminum foil. It can be used as a scouring pad, Just take a piece and wad it up. Then start scouring pots and pans with it.


By Nelle from Cumming, GA

Editor's Note: This is a good use for used aluminum foil, just don't use it on your nonstick pans, it might scratch them.

March 23, 20060 found this helpful

Well now, there's a new wrinkle.Great idea ! ..I have used foil crinkled up and laid slightly flat again for broiling.It helps to keep fats away from meats and juices from fish.

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March 24, 20060 found this helpful

Wadded up aluminum foil and CocaCola instead of water can be used to remove and electroplate rust spots on anything from plumbing hardware, galvanized tubs and buckets, fence and gate hardware, etc. The result is not as bright as chrome, but blends in fairly well, and it will stop any rust from ever occurring in that spot again.

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March 27, 20060 found this helpful

After using to bake potatoes or cover things in the oven, I rinse off and store until I can use for filling holes under my sink, or anywhere else. My kitten also loves to play with a wadded up ball of it. Thanks for these new ideas!!!!

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March 27, 20060 found this helpful

I used crumbled up foil to clean my barbecue grill before I use it.


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We can get a little extra use from aluminum foil before we discard it by wadding it up to make a scouring pad. This will even work to polish steel sinks and aluminum ware.


By Arthur from Bronx, NY

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