Here Is How To Clean Stainless Steel Pots With Ash
Growing half of my childhood days in the country on a farm was fun. There were so many fun and interesting things to learn. Some of those fun and interesting things were getting household chores done in an odd way, like using ash to scrub your stainless steel pots.
Now, in those days cooking on wood was common. Most kitchens had a place for a wood fire. These were made of brick and somehow resemble a fireplace.
COOKING ON WOOD
The disadvantage of cooking on the “wood fire” as they called it was that the pot wood become blackened from the smoke. Grandma didn’t have this trouble at all. Her pots were always shiny and glowing.
Being a child this interests me. I found out that there was a special leaf that was used sometimes to scrub the pots. The leaf wood replaces our modern Scotch Brite.
The one that never seems to leave my mind was ASH. The ash from the firewood was used to clean stainless steel pots. Yep, you heard right. This made the pots spotless no matter how burnt they were or how high the flame was.
In modern days we go camping where we wood use charcoal or wood fire to round up a good grub. Here I will tell you just how to use ash to keep your pots looking like they were never used.
Cleaning Your Stainless Steel Pot With Ash
Wash the pot as you would normally do. Do this to remove any food from the interior and the exterior.
ASH AND LEAVES AS A SCRUBBER
Gather a handful of ASH into your palm and rub it all over the wet stainless steel pot. Rub on as much as you can until it looks like a paste. Use a handful of leaves to scrub the outer area of the pot focusing on the sides and bottom. Rinse ana place to dry
USE A SCOTCH BRITE
If you rather use something other than leaves. A scotch Brite will do. The main duty of the ash is to remove burnt spots. This is a clever and vintage way to use ash to replace those costly pot-scrubbing powders on the market.
Whenever you are out camping or at home and need to give your stainless steel pots a facelift. Using ash is cheap and creative and most of all, the all-natural way to clean your stainless steel pots.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR POT FROM TURNING BLACK
Here is an extra tip: Before cooking on charcoal or wood fire. Rub the entire pot with cooking oil. This will keep it from burning and prevent food spills from sticking. This will make it way easier to wash.
Going back in time to take back some of those innovative housekeeping skills into our days is smart. Your stainless steel pot being cleaned with ash is just one of them. There are so many other useful tips in cleaning and housekeeping to learn. Share this idea with friends. Please come again soon. Have fun!