Another Use for Aluminum Foil

| November 29, 2012

Aluminum FoilEver try scrubbing your pots with aluminum foil? The other day I was watching a TV program featuring an extremely frugal guy. Some of his frugal ways were a bit over the top for me, but one thing caught my attention. He reused aluminum foil.

Having recently celebrated Thanksgiving, I’m all too aware of the dish and pot-washing job that follows such a celebration. Actually the dishes aren’t so much of a problem, it’s those pots and pans.

What this fellow did was take used aluminum foil ball it up and use it as if it were a Brillo pad. I’ve got to tell you, I tried it and it works wonderfully. I used it on the turkey-roasting pan. The aluminum foil easily scoured away the baked on remnants. Of course you need to use soap and water as you do with anything else, but it is definitely something to try.

Instead of tossing those used pieces of aluminum foil in the trash, get your money’s worth. Ball them up and scrub with them. Use them once or twice or as many times as you find them useful then toss them.

I’m not saying to exclusively use old aluminum foil instead of Brillo, but if you’ve got it, use it.

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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  1. Joni says:

    I have always cleaned my stuck-on pots and pans with foil…works great. I thought it was commonly known. That’s why you, Felicia brought it to our attention and will probably make some “dough” on this site compared to me who just “assumed” everyone already knew…good for you. LOL

    • Felicia says:

      I guess I’m late to the foil-cleaning party. 🙂

      Not so sure I’ll make any dough, but when I get excited about something I have a big mouth and can’t keep it shut. That must tell you a little about my life if I get excited about cleaning pots with aluminum foil. LOL!

  2. Crystal says:

    Good to know! And I have another one for you –

    For stuff burnt in the bottom of a sauce pan, just add a little salt to an inch or so of water and boil for a few minutes. Works like magic!