aluminum foil

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You Can Clean with Something You'd Normally Trash

When Clean Mama blogger Becky Rapinchuk is doing the dishes, she balls up a piece of aluminum foil that had been used to cover a dish earlier in the day and uses it as a scrubber for pots and pans or food storage containers, which avoids getting scrub bristles dirty (adding to your list of things to clean). This, she says, is especially effective on reheated food that's stuck to the container, since food that's been warmed twice tends to be harder to remove.