by Linda (Colorado, USA)
I have another use for aluminum foil and it can be used foil. When we are out camping we wad it up and use it as a pot scrubber. Works great as long as the pans aren't the coated ones. It would peel the coating right off.
Great idea, I don’t think I would have thought of that myself. Although come to think of it I suppose those little wire wool sponges you can buy fro cleaning pots is similar.
When I was growing up, my mum world use tin foil as we called it all the time. I remember her using it to wrap my dad’s sandwiches up for work the next day. She used it to cover the chicken in the oven and then to cover leftover food in the fridge.
I can remember seeing it everywhere in the home when I was growing up ad then when I was an adult I rarely bought for my own use. Funny that, you would have thought it would be ingrained in me.
I do like your idea of using it to scrub the pans etc when camping. It would save having to pack lots of other cleaning sponges etc as well. Plus you could pop the foil in the recycling bin afterwards. It’s a lot better than those plastic sponges you have to throw away after use.
I am a real recycling nut and every week I think I must recycle three times as much waste than I actually throw away. Here in the UK they were thinking of paying people to recycle. I wish it had gone through as I would make a nice bit of extra money every month that way.
I have another tip for reusing tin foil too. I find that with a quick sponge down and clean that tin foil can either be used again and again or if cleaned up can make great material for the kids to make Christmas decorations out of.
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