Ever 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.