“Don’t be afraid to take whisks.”
In the world of baking my repertoire has dwindled to mainly one thing. I bake bacon by the pound. My husband eats bacon every morning for breakfast warming a few slices that are already baked. And I thought he couldn’t cook!
When I do bake the bacon I make sure to line the baking sheets with heavy duty foil. That makes it almost certain that I won’t have to wash any baking pans. Except for the other day. Something went terribly wrong.
When I lifted the foil off one of the pans (it takes 2 pans to bake a pound of bacon) the pan was coated with patches of dark, sticky something that was baked on, being careful not to end the sentence with a preposition. I went online to research a safe/easy way to clean up the gunk.
What I found. Simply sprinkle baking soda onto the pan, spritz on peroxide, and sprinkle on a bit more baking soda. Allow this to sit for about 4 to 6 hours. Rinse. Longer is better.
Not one to believe everything I hear or read, except in some of my romantic relationships when I was younger, I simply had to try this. I followed the instructions, a real breakthrough for me. However, I only did half the pan so I would have photographic proof of the efficacy or lack thereof.
Yes, I did the other half of the pan. I didn’t leave the coating on quite so long so it seemed not to work until I took a plastic type scrubby and gently went over the gunk. It was soft and cooperative.
And then… I have marble fixtures in the downstairs bathroom through no fault of my own. The marble sink in a bathroom tends to form a “shadow” in the bottom around the drain. It is ugly! And if you want to have some real fun, do research on how to clean a marble sink. I did and found a long list of all the things I shouldn’t use.
But I now had this magic cleaner. I tried it on the sink. Wish I had taken “before” pictures. It worked! The “shadow’ is about 10 shades lighter. A few more applications and I might make “Sink of the Week”!
I wonder if it would work on coffee tinted teeth? One way to find out. Stand back!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.