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April 12, 2011: Preventing Painful Scrubbing. Soak it Instead!
This week I wanted to save your elbows, forearms and hands from the grueling work of removing baked-on grease and burnt oil. You know the stuff: the black, sticky, impossible-to-remove goo that builds up on oven racks and the outside of pots, pans and baking dishes. I despise that stuff, and it's impossible to remove without lots and lots of scrubbing and, often times, a wire brush that scratches whatever you're cleaning.
Well, no more scrubbing for you! Let Stain Solver do the work. It makes easy work of baked-on grease and burnt oil.
Here's the story Peggy M. sent us just a week ago:
Dear Mr. Carter,
Well, I just thought I would add my two cents to the rave reviews for Stain Solver. I am a certifiable devotee of the product, so much so that some of my friends and relatives roll their eyes when I begin to wax poetic about its virtues. The one task I find most amazing, among the many things I have revived with this magic powder, is cleaning the shelves in my 20 year old oven. This oven is "self-cleaning," but I seldom use that feature because of the trouble of removing all the parts that cannot withstand the high heat. Recently though, I realized it was about time, since black smoke came billowing out during pre-heat from the pecan pie syrup that spilled-over last December. I dutifully removed the shelves and started the self-cleaning cycle, but realized that the shelves were just as coated with black goo as the bottom of the oven box. Unable to face the hours of scrubbing and unsatisfactory results of cleaning those shelves with scouring powder, I had a brain storm - I put the filthy shelves in my bathtub, ran enough water to cover them, and sprinkled about 3 cups of Stain Solver over them. After swirling the water enough to mostly dissolve the powder, I left them to soak for about 2 hours. When I returned, I could not believe my eyes. The water was the color or crude oil and almost as viscous. I lifted the shelves and they looked pristine, like new. What about the tub full of oily water? I just pulled the plug, swished the tub with a mild solution of Stain Solver, and voila! No trace!
Many thanks for whatever part you play in bringing this product to market.
Here are some before and after photos of my own oven racks that I always clean with Stain Solver. I simply soak them in my utility sink overnight and rub the grease off the next morning with a sponge, and for the hard to reach places, I use an old toothbrush to really get out the last grime.
My oven rack before cleaning with Stain Solver.
My oven rack after cleaning with Stain Solver.
Close-up of one rack that has been cleaned and one that hasn't.
I recommend 2.2-pound size if you just want a one-time clean of your oven racks. But, if you have quite a few pots, pans, baking dishes, you'll want at least the 4.5-pound size to make sure you have enough.
Until next time, keep saving more stuff, and if you'd like to share your story and be featured in the Stain Solver Newsletter, please send your tale to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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