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If you’re like me, you’ve searched the web for quicker,
safer, and cheaper cleaning methods for just about every chore in the house.
Today, I put a few of the more popular methods, to the test. Good or bad, I’ll
tell you the truth.
Cleaning baked on bread pans with baking soda and peroxide
or baking soda and white vinegar.
I’ve seen both methods. To be completely fair, I must tell
you that the pan used in this experiment is one of my favorites and is used almost
every day. Also, it is a nonstick pan which keeps me from using very abrasive
pads to clean.
I made a paste from baking soda and peroxide and spread it
all over the pan. I let the paste sit in the pan over night. The next morning,
I started by rubbing the paste with a sponge. When that didn’t work, I went to
the scrub sponge. When that didn’t work, I poured a bit of vinegar on the paste
and let it sit for an hour.
I went back to the scrub sponge and when that didn’t work, I
pulled out the magic eraser. There are a few things that a magic eraser can’t
save and this is one of them.
method may work on stainless bread pans but I had no luck on nonstick.
Cleaning hard water stains on stainless pots and pans with
baking soda, peroxide, and vinegar.
I made a paste from the three ingredients and rubbed it on
the pans.I allowed the paste to soak
for an hour before trying to clean.
I started by rubbing the paste with a sponge. When that didn’t
work, I pulled out the magic eraser. Well, chalk that up to another thing my
trusty magic eraser failed me on.
how I tried, this method didn’t work for me.
Cleaning tarnished silver with foil, salt, baking soda and
I started by lining
my sink with foil, then pouring in ½ cup of table salt and ½ cup of baking
soda. Then, I filled the sink, half way up, with hot water and dropped the silverware
in. Just out of curiosity, I also dropped in two brass cups.
Allowing these to sit for 30 minutes, I went back and saw
some promising results. However, the tarnish was not all gone, so I felt to the
bottom the sink and realized that the baking soda and salt were not all
dissolved. Using my hand, I swirled the water around and made sure all the
powders dissolved.I also, spread out
the silver pieces, so that each piece was touching foil and left it again for
another 30 minutes.
method really works. Not sure if it’s due to my failure to mix the ingredients
well to begin with, but I still had to wipe down each piece with a dish cloth.
However, the tarnish just wipes away.
If trying this method, I would suggest swirling the powders
around with your hand as you fill sink with water.
Oh, and as for the brass cups . . . this method didn’t work.