I love a wooden handled nail brush in the bathroom. I also like a nice little vegetable brush, and a pot scrubbing brush and so forth. I have never found a plastic handled brush which sat in the hand as comfortably as a wooden handled one. My experiences with wooden handled brushes have been highly more »

We’ve all seen this. Someone has the bright idea to spray a piece of aluminum cookware with oven cleaner. Well in all but the worst cases it can be repaired. I picked up this Wearever pan for $1 because someone had given it the oven cleaner treatment and then donated it. As an object lesson more »

Plastic spatulas are usually a disposable item, surviving in a kitchen until they are melted or unpleasantly stained by tomato sauce.  Tomato sauce staining can be fought with various weapons: vinegar OR baking soda and even a good soak with a dash of beach.   But  it is usually a death knell when the handle and the more »

I covered cleaning geared openers in a youtube video before, but I haven’t taken my own advice lately.   I pulled out my spare US made Swing Away and realized I hadn’t cleaned it in a while.    Cleaning a geared food tool may be the single aspect which throws people off.   Many folks expect everything more »

I have been wondering what to do about vessels where the cracks go all the way through to the inside.  So I am running an experiment on this Vintage bean pot.   Burnham and Morrill, of B&M baked beans, used to sell their beans in grocery stores in crocks; eventually switching to cans, though they do more »