This week is my spring break so I have been doing lots of spring cleaning! Last night we dominated Gypsy's room, that's the hedgehog, it's really our spare room but she lives there so it's hers too ;) That room has been nasty since Christmas! Ah! Embarrassing! I wish I had taken a picture so you can see what a feat that was! But alas, that would be the ultimate embarrassment letting everyone see how awful I let that room get! It's like that one drawer in your kitchen that collects everything from spare change, nuts and bolts, broken pencils, old coupons, random keys to things you don't own anymore to mouse traps. Yes that drawer. Well I have a whole room like that. But at least it is organized chaos now right?! Right?!
Anyway I was thinking about how Pinterest is full of those pins about the new green cleaners, and while I just finished cleaning my whole house yesterday with regular cleaning agents (Comet, Windex, Clorox etc.) I wondered if they worked well? I am not opposed to "green cleaners", I just happened to have the others on hand.
Has anyone tried them out?! What worked? What didn't work? Was anything more trouble than it was worth?!
Let us know and we can do a post about it! Send us your stories and pictures here!
Let us know, I would go around testing them all but I didn't think about it till this morning after my house is already spic and span, so now I have nothing left to scrub...who knew it could be a bummer to wake up to a clean house?!
So all this cleaning had me going through our emails and I came upon two entries that were fails from the same original pin. Let's check it out!
This blog is full of good ideas and fun posts, it's definitely worth stopping by if you have a minute to spare.
This pin is about how you can use the "miracle cleaner" of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean just about anything...
Let's see how it did for our readers yeah?
So what happened?! Clearly it worked for the original blogger, but not so much here.
For one, the original blogger stated that she had a really hard time getting her edges clean with this concoction. From what I see of the first Pinstrosity that is what is having the most issues, and that would explain a little bit of what happened with Becci. However their results aren't nearly as great as the original bloggers.
The other thing that comes to mind is that perhaps the finish on the pan and type of pan these ladies were trying to salvage was much different that Jill's (the original blogger).
Another thing to consider is that maybe you could use a toothbrush or a rough textured scrubby to help you out with this. Sometimes elbow grease just isn't enough. I am sure Jill used a sponge on hers, but perhaps hers wasn't quite as baked on as our two unlucky ladies.
One thing to think about before you go scrubbing the living daylights out of your pans is that if you scrub too much you can sacrifice the integrity of your pans finish. Becci noticed that after her scrubbing endeavor she had stripped her pan of it's non-stick surface. This makes the pan not as great to use now.
I can say that for most things you can use tin foil on your pan for easy clean up and it will save your pan from a fate like the last two pictures. Sometimes though you are in a hurry and forget tin foil, or you are out, or hubby is making dinner and doesn't realize...life happens is what I am saying. So for all you ladies who have new pans, I would suggest using tin foil, protect your pans!
For all of you who have older pans which have been
beaten to death loved and cherished by food and ovens over the years, I would say give this a good pin to try out but if you are scrubbing hard and it isn't budging it might be time to retire said pan and move on.
One more thing I just thought is to perhaps try out a patch on the pan, put the mixture on a small spot and let it sit for five minutes then come back and see how it does with a little scrub. If it works you have a go! If it doesn't save yourself some time and energy and move on.
Does anyone have any other "miracle cleaners" that you have used that you could recommend?!
I hope everyone is having a great week!
Stay tuned for Marquette's post tomorrow!
Happy Wednesday Pinstrosipeeps!