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July 8th, 2001

An Ode to Steel Wool Pads

By far, one of the handiest things that has graced my kitchen is the common everyday steel wool pad.

When I’ve had stubborn coffee rings and stains on my stovetop, the SOS pads have laughed at them. When there have been strange, hard-to-describe spots on the sink and countertop, the pads’ blitzkrieg cleaned things up. Their handiness in the bathroom almost goes without saying. Is there anything that steel wool pads can’t do?

While a regular liquid cleaner or Comet will always have a place in my cleaning caddy, there’s a reason SOS gets to ride shotgun every time. -pm

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Ben Grimm
DATE: Sunday July 8, 2001 -- 4:45:06PM
Yawn... What's next, a report on socks?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday July 8, 2001 -- 4:46:50PM
Ben, don't dis the SOS. And socks may be next.

FROM: Elizabeth
DATE: Sunday July 8, 2001 -- 5:22:27PM
You know, Paul, lecturing someone isn't going to make them interested in your kitchen cleaning habits.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Sunday July 8, 2001 -- 5:40:33PM
Never confuse SOS for TP.

DATE: Sunday July 8, 2001 -- 7:01:59PM
I really, really hate SOS pads. They're soapy. All the time. That isn't right.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday July 8, 2001 -- 11:05:21PM
Their handiness in the bathroom almost goes without saying.

I'm scared.

DATE: Monday July 9, 2001 -- 12:13:58PM
No skidmarks for our Paulie!

(ugh..sorry...I can't believe I said that...)

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday July 9, 2001 -- 12:38:32PM
You people.

DATE: Wednesday August 2, 2006 -- 5:53:15 pm
Steelwool pads (without soap) has many more applications in the kitchen, bathroom, for polishing metals, plugging holes, . I used it practically on a daily basis.

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