“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

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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.

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