Cookware Recovery!

You know what type of cookware is my absolute favorite? Well, okay to be honest I have a few but there’s one type that just stands out to me beyond all the others, living in the South there’s nothing quite like preparing a delicious Southern style meal for my family than using cast iron cookware!

You also know what really, really stinks? When that cookware rusts! Talk about being really upset. Well, I was actually given a beautiful cast iron skillet my Daddy gave this one to me to use and I was so excited but, it was rusted pretty bad. I did my research and decided to finally give what appeared to me the best way a good try, and oh goodness am I glad I did!

So, you may be wondering what I had to do, probably thinking that it took me forever and a ton of money in products to do so because well, to get cast iron back to a good state isn’t easy or cheap right? WRONG! I’m so happy to say that’s wrong! Want to know what I used?

Salt, and a potato!

Yup, that’s it, salt and a sliced potato. Want to know what else, I figured I would be investing probably an hour or more into this project until it was finally looking good. Well, it took me all of 18 minutes from start to finish!

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The steps are so simple, fill the bottom of your cast iron cookware with some salt (no more that 1/4C.) add in a few teaspoons of water, slice your potato in half and get to scrubbing. That’s it! You may have to add in some more salt occasionally but that’s all. Once it looks good and you’ve removed all the rust rinse it off and re-season.

**To re-season just rub your cast iron down with lard set your oven to 375 F, place it in a deep pan upside down (to catch the excess oil) and heat it for 1 hour, after the hour turn the oven off and let the cast iron cookware cool down in the oven.

 

 To watch this process be done by me check out my video and you’ll be ready to fix and re-season your own cast iron cookware! Just Click Here!

 

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Cleaning picture for blog

 

I was cleaning my bathroom yesterday and I really didn’t want to spend forever trying to get the soap scum off of my shower………. again!  It really just builds up without you really noticing, but once it’s there it’s such a pain to get off.

So, here’s what I did,

First off, here are the supplies you’re going to need:

  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap

Yes, that’s all you need.  The page I read said to use blue dawn for this and was very adimant about the fact that it had to be dawn and that it had to be the blue kind, so, I had a few problems, first off, I didn’t have any blue dawn I had pink Ajax.  Second, that was my day to clean the master bathroom and it had to be done, and Third, I was not going to drag myself and all 4 kiddos to the store just to pick up some dish soap.

But, as I said, I had to clean the shower and I wasn’t going to spend forever doing it and here’s what I did:

Take equal amounts dish soap and vinegar (1/2 cup of each was plenty to do my whole shower).  Heat up your vinegar (I heated it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes) and yes, you do have to heat it up.  Then, add the mixture to a spray bottle and spray it in your shower and on the doors then just wait.  I let mine sit for a while I just sprayed it on and did the rest of my cleaning and came back to it when I was done.

After you let it sit, take a scrub brush(you could use a sponge too) and give it a light scrub and then just spray the shower down and it’s spotless!  That simple!

I really wish I would have taken some before pictures but I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that it would work at all and that I would just end up scrubbing it as usual but it did so I do have an after picture to share with you guys.

shower after

Trust me, it’s a huge difference from what it was before and I’m so glad that it worked, I will be using this every single week now!

Let me know if you get a chance to try this as well, let me know how great it worked for you as well, just comment below!