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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by priszilla, May 9, 2008.

  1. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    it is kind of chicken related. I buy dishes to feed my chicks from - straight sided ,ceramic or glass not too deep- from Goodwill type stores. When I was in one the other day I was talkign to an employee about how wxpensive some little white nondescript little bowls were- and she explained how Martha Stewart made them popular ( Fireside brand) again and that they were $$$ in antique stores so they had been pricing them higher. Well at another store I scored a casserole dish of that brand for a chicken feeder for a big pen of chicks- but now am thinking hmmm if I clean it up a bit maybe I can have more chicken money to spend ( I scrimp on feeders etc- but not on feed or birds) so if anyone has nay ideas on how to clean old gunk off bakeware- I am all ears-- or eyes -LOL:D
  2. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    I am thinking you mean those pesky brown speckles that appear over time?

    Well, an oven cleaner will strip them off, but I don't like chemicals like that. Causes me respiratory distress.

    Elbow grease works, but I'd try salt and lemon. Cut a lemon, dip it in salt and scrub. It should get rid of it.
  3. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    SOS pads work great for me, they also have oven cleaners that are supposed to be good for the enviroment & you, I bought one, it was citrus...didn't work great, but ok.
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    The oven cleaners kill me with the asthma...I can't use them...
  5. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    thanks- I send everything through the dishwasher- if it doesn't get clean the first time it gets to ride again-lol.I am not good this kind of stuff-
  6. mangled

    mangled Songster

    SOS pads work wonders. I'm a yard sale freak, so most of the old Pyrex dishes I get are just like that.

    If you can't get that old junk off with a straight SOS pad and hot water, give them a soak in some HOT water with a good dose of Soft Scrub with bleach for a half hour, then scrub with the SOS, then repeat the process until it's gone.

    Some of the really bad old dishes I've picked up for a quarter, especially old pie dishes, turn out looking like new.

    Good luck -
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I would not use sos pads on ceramic as it will damage the glaze. Do not use bleach... I would suggest you look at cleaners for (porcelain) floor tiles which will remove the hardened gunk without damaging the glazure. For any staining once that is removed use a denture tablet.
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
  8. mangled

    mangled Songster

    I've had luck with both, and haven't had troubles with the glaze being damaged on any ceramics. [​IMG] Maybe it's the amount of pressure you apply, but honestly, I do it all the time.

  9. GlacierNan

    GlacierNan In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    Moisten a little DE and rub on it.
  10. Toothpaste works too![​IMG]

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