Date: 18 October 2015. Vinegar Cleans Pans.
In the last month or three I've
done quite a bit of canning. Those chicken leg quarters were too
tempting to pass up. [The how-to's are in the
Canning 10 Pounds of Chicken
article.] There is however one consequence. The pressure
cooker gets white hard-water rings inside and I don't like the look
of them. The solution is cheap and easy. Here's how to solve that
SCALE inside pressure cooker:
It's just aesthetics. That
doesn't mean I'm going to tolerate it for long.
Simply pour three or four tablespoons of vinegar
in the bottom of the pan. You could pour more. The object is to wet
the rings. Vinegar is acidic and it will do the majority of the
cleaning for you.
Oh, and vinegar is vinegar. The cheap stuff is
a-okay. Life is good that way...
Next, pour a *cuppa some beverage. I'm still drinking tea though as
the season changes I'll go back to coffee soon no doubt. Relax and
enjoy your drink.
*cuppa is a word used by Bruce Van
Gentleman's Guide to Passages South fame) and means cup.
What you're doing is
allowing the vinegar time to do the work for you. That takes a few
Gaze upon the waters surrounding
your boat. Are YOU being watched?
These photos were taken
when I was up the coast. I believe this is the pelican
teenager I met last December. A new friend was waiting for the
shrimp boat Rollin Stone to arrive when we had the most
Dallas and the Pelican
tells the tale, with tons of pictures.
like that. Small moments really are the best life has to offer.
After you've relaxed and counted your blessings, take
out your kitchen sponge. I prefer the yellow with green scrubby
versus the blue with blue. The blue sponges don't seem to hold up as
Sometimes a bit of scrubbing is
If the scale is not coming off, add more vinegar and
try again. It should come off easily.
You might have noticed in the
above picture that my sponge looks a bit too small. That's
deliberate. I take one sponge and cut it into either two or three
miniature sponges. The smaller sponges use less water when washing
dishes. And too, it saves money.
I am truly blessed to be afloat and able to enjoy all nature has to
This life can be yours too. With determination all things are
Take care, and thanks for reading.
Are you a vinegar user in something besides salads?
What other uses have you found for vinegar?
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