Budget101 Discussion List Archives Tips-n-Tricks How to Clean Aluminum with Leftover Apple Peelings

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      Here is a little known trick for cleaning aluminum pots and pans easily. If you fill the affected pan with water and leftover apple peels and bring it to a boil, cover it, reduce the heat and simmer it about 30 minutes, it will remove all the stains on the inside of the pot and bring back the natural sheen of the aluminum.

      Alternatively, you could fill the pot with water and add 2 Tablespoons of cream of tartar, bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes for the same effect.

      I guess it’s just nice to know that the peelings are good for something!

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      By Jason Popesku (Flickr: Peeling apples for applesauce) [cc-by-sa-2.0]via Wikimedia Commons

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    • #456936

      Or, if the peels are from organic apples, you can use them to make homemade organic apple cider vinegar, which is incredibly healthy and has a myriad of different uses.

      Here are a couple of sites with instructions to get you started:

      Homemade Organic Apple-CiderVinegar – Recipes – Cook for Good, home of Wildly Affordable Organic and Fifty Weeks of Green

      How to Make Homemade Vinegar – Real Food – mother earth news

    • #457076

      This looks great! I will try both, to see which one works best! Thanks!

    • #461709
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      What an interesting tip, I will definitely have to give this a try with my aluminum sheet pans!

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Tips-n-Tricks How to Clean Aluminum with Leftover Apple Peelings