scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Soaping pans
Ian Shedden (dishedd@HOME.COM
Sun Feb 27 2000 - 21:39:35 CST
(Too) many years ago -early 70's seems about right- I worked in food service
and we used liquid soap on our pressure cookers to ease the end of day
clean-up routine. We also used SOS steel wool pads to polish the same
cookers to an amazing, gleaming clean finish. There was some good natured
competition amongst the staff to see who did the best clean-up.
Alas, the powers that be -read health inspectors- determined that using
steel wool pads presented a hazard to the ongoing good health of the public
if a stray strand wasn't washed out of the cookers (it never happened in the
restaurant where I worked and that was a lot of cookers cleaned over five
years) and then they decided that the soap also presented a hazard.
Thereafter we were made to use (at the time only available from 3M) those
green scouring pads that managed to terrorize the gleaming finish on our
aluminum cookers and cease with the soap. Clean-up became a real chore after
that and I think the general appearance of the facility suffered.
Personally I still use SOS pads with no ill effect. Soaping pots seems to
have fallen from favour but I still remember the distinct advantage the
practice gives to those using it.
29th Nepean Group
Growing old is inevitable.
Growing up is still an option.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald W. Fox" <ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2000 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: Soaping pans
> At 01:17 PM 2/27/00 -0500, tsully@JUNO.COM wrote:
> >While I and of the ASM's were lounging around we refreshed our
> >amazement of how well soaping the bottom of pans works for making
> >cleaning the pans so relatively easy after coking (snip)