The good old steel roll has far more uses than you might think.
In these hectic pre-Christmas times, where washing and cleaning are high on the agenda for the vast majority of us, tricks may make it easier to make some work easier. Did you know that the traditional steel roll can be used for more than you might think?
Steel wool for solid burned food residue
The daily manager of Gourmetkokkene.no, Jan Ivar Nykvist, explains to Bonytt.no that steel wool is effective for use in boilers for lightly burned food.
– It’s important that the boiler does not have any coating that can damage the steel roll.
– Best to use in steel boilers that can withstand a bit of icing, Nykvist emphasizes.
Steel wool for the kitchen sink
Eivind Seiness is the general manager of Abracadabramat.no. He tells Bonytt.no that he privately uses steel wool to scrub clean the dishes.
– Generally, I prefer rough steel wool both at work and private, says Seiness.
Steel wool has many uses
Leader for consumer services at Lilleborg, Malin Skaar, emphasizes that steel wool can be used too much.
– Steel wool is, among other things, effective to remove solid burned dirt on hotplates.
Here, Skaar advises you to consult the cooker’s manual first to see what the supplier may recommend or discourage.
– It also removes solid burnt dirt on the griddles / grilles inside the oven.
Another application for steel wool is the polishing of cutlery and kitchen utensils, and Skaar points out that this is particularly effective against rust spots and the like.
How to do it
Moisten the steel wool soap with water and squeeze the soap foam. Scissors also advise you to remember to wash with clean water eventually, possibly water and dish soap.
– Use the steel wool soap only as long as it’s skimming, she emphasizes.
There are also slightly more unconventional applications for steel wool, and according to the Reader’s Digest website, these are some of the following:
Make nasty running shoes fine
Look your sneakers so badly that all you want to do is throw them in the garbage – this trick may be a try:
Wipe the steel roll and gently wipe away stains and other dirt that is stuck. Then wipe them clean with a damp sponge or give the shoes a round in the washing machine.
Keep the gnats out
Mice, rats, squirrels and bats are experts on entering the house, even through the smallest cracks.
As soon as you discover one of these pest passages, fill it fully with steel wool. This will probably be much more effective than dusting with foam or newspapers, as even the most dedicated rodent will have trouble getting through a block of steel wool.
Not only positive
Not everyone is equally positive about the use of steel wool.
According to the kitchen website Veaplan, the use of steel wool is a big no. This should apply to all surfaces of metal in the kitchen, including the sink.
Seller at Landmann Griller, Jonas Axelsson, has the following warning when it comes to steel wool:
Never use steel wool to clean stainless steel. It does not release small iron particles that start to rust on the surface, he has previously stated to Bonytt.no.
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