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Old 05-03-2014, 04:58 AM   #21
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Thanks I'll keep looking!

Life was simpler when I was a kid, seems like all we had was one kind of dirt and one kind of soap!
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:54 AM   #22
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Life was simpler when I was a kid, seems like all we had was one kind of dirt and one kind of soap!
I know what you mean and it was Kirkman's or Octogon yellow soap. The dirt was in the back yard where you ruined your mother's best spoon digging in the dirt.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #23
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My relatives (who lived on a farm) back when...... made their own soap with the fat from butchering a pig and wood ashes and lye.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #24
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...it was Kirkman's or Octogon yellow soap.
Was the octagonal soap Fels Naptha? I have a bar by our utility tub. Best thing ever to wash off with if you come in contact with poison ivy. Works great for grass stains on clothes too. The other ever-present soap in our home was Ivory.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:41 PM   #25
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I thought this was a cooking forum, not a freakin dish washing forum! -j/k lol. Good cooks should know how to take care of their equipment. To me the cleaned pan looks scratched up, and I hate the can with the holes in the top. I've been using Ecolab's Grease Strip Plus or baking soda (as a mild abrasive). I'm curious how much better BKF works and if it's the cause of those scratches.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #26
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BKF does not scratch. It's worth the effort to try it once.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:21 PM   #27
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I'm a big fan of baking soda and I've been using it for cleaning for years. I haven't come across BKF here in Montreal, but I use Lagostina stainless steel cleaner and there are times when it takes care of stuff that my beloved baking soda doesn't. So, I figure the BKF does the same.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:07 PM   #28
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Life was simpler when I was a kid, seems like all we had was one kind of dirt and one kind of soap!

There is still only one kind of dirt.

It's just that now we have many, many ways to get rid of it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:15 PM   #29
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I thought this was a cooking forum, not a freakin dish washing forum! -j/k lol. Good cooks should know how to take care of their equipment. To me the cleaned pan looks scratched up, and I hate the can with the holes in the top. I've been using Ecolab's Grease Strip Plus or baking soda (as a mild abrasive). I'm curious how much better BKF works and if it's the cause of those scratches.
I don't get any scratches with BKF.

I agree the can with the holes in the top can be a pain. When I open a fresh can I put a piece of duct tape over all but 3 holes. It helps me to control the flow and makes it last longer.

They also make a liquid softscrub version, I have not tried it.

Still searching for the Dawn Power Dissolver ! The only place I have not checked in my area is Target!
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I thought this was a cooking forum, not a freakin dish washing forum! -j/k lol. Good cooks should know how to take care of their equipment. To me the cleaned pan looks scratched up, and I hate the can with the holes in the top. I've been using Ecolab's Grease Strip Plus or baking soda (as a mild abrasive). I'm curious how much better BKF works and if it's the cause of those scratches.
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