Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Cleaned This Pot With What???

So do you ever have a pot that looks like this at the bottom where the food sticks to it and a soapy sponge or rag just want clean it well enough and you find you have to dig your nails into the rag to try to scrap it clean?

Have you ever used a dryer sheet (any brand will do) to clean dirty pots?  Yep, a dryer sheet!  I don't know where or when I picked up this tip, but it works.  Now I know dryer sheets can be expensive and I don't use one each time I clean dishes, but since I get my dyer sheets on sale and with coupons, I will pull one out to clean a dirty pot that just won't get clean with a rag or sponge.

So I just put warm water in the pot and scrub the bottom with the dryer sheet and it's amazing how quickly the food comes off the bottom!

Here is the pot nice and clean with little effort from me since the dryer sheet seems to easily lift off any stubborn food left at the bottom.  Note: I did rinse the pot with dish detergent and water after using the dryer sheet.  :)

So have you heard of this cleaning tip before?  If not, give it a try and see what happens and let me know if it worked for you.  Happy Cleaning!

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That is a great tip! I would have never thought of it.

Gardenia said...

this is amazing, Tracy! I never heard of this tip but will surely try it. thanks for sharing.

noreen said...

Hi Tracy, that is a cool tip! I've not heard that one before and will have to try it out. Did you then wash it with soap and water to make sure there were no chemicals in there? That would be my only worry but it's easily resolved by washing it again.

How cool going to give this a try:). Voted for you today

HI Christine,
Thanks for your visit and comment! Give it a try and see what happens :)

Hi Gardenia,
Glad you liked the tip! Let me know what happens for you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

Hi Noreen,
I just added a "Note" in my post about how I did rinse the pot with dish detergent and water after using the dryer sheet :) I hope this tip works for you too :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting :)

Hi Anna-Marie,
Let me know how you it worked for you if you give it a try! Thanks for the vote and happy 1 year blogiversary :)

Mom2Seven said...

I know many people feel that dryer sheets are too toxic to use, but I have seen lists of many, many things they can be used for, too (like keeping bugs away if you put one in your pocket). I've never remembered to try any of the suggestions (until after the fact :)). I will keep this suggestion in mind, though, because cleaning the bottom of a pot can be frustrating, even after letting it soak all night! (I've tried tennis balls in the dryer before but always go back to dryer sheets.) +JMJ+

Hi Annita,
Gosh, I hope it's OK to use the sheets. I just figured if you wash the pots well with soap and water after using the sheet, it will be fine. My mom just told me today how golfers put dryer sheets in their pockets to keep the bugs away while on the greens. Cool! Thanks for stopping in and commenting and I hope the dryer sheet tip works for you :)

Kara Chupp said...

Hey fun lady...this is a GREAT idea...I'm gunna try it! :) Thanks! :)

What a great idea! Can you use a 'used' sheet? Does it work as well?

Mary said...

I am going to try this! Thanks for the tip :)

Hi Kara,
Thanks for stopping by to comment and hope you like cleaning with the dryer sheets :)

Hi Diane,
I can't remember if I've used 'used" sheets before? But, it's worth a try! Let me know if you clean your pots with a sheet that's already been used in your dryer and tell me how it did :) Thanks for your comment!

Hi Mary,
Thanks for stopping by to comment after my blog kept giving you trouble to leave a comment! Glad you liked the tip too :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful tip! I'm going to have to try it out.

Hi Lynda,
Let me know if it works for you! :)

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