This time I decided to do something about the nasty appearance of this little brass pot:
It's not much, and it only cost me like a buck at the thrift store, but it makes a great little incense burner pot. I cleaned it up and polished it when I brought it home, but it didn't really get all that shiny or anything, because what do I know about polishing brass, you know?
I thought to myself, "Well, it says on Pinterest..." (which is how blogs like Pintester and Pinstrosity are born, lol).
I poked around the kitchen and laundry room briefly. Baking soda: check. Peroxide: check. Lemon juice: no. Scrubbing toothbrush: check. Okay then. Plain ol' peroxide and baking soda it is, then. (I wasn't sure what to expect, here. I'd tried the same mixture on my pots and pans, and while it worked extremely well, it was also slow as crap. After soaking one pan for like eight hours it was mostly clean. Ugh).
Holy crap you guys! I scrubbed for a second or three with the toothbrush before I realized I didn't even have to scrub. Places where the mixture was dripping around the side of the pot were just as shiny and gold as places I'd scrubbed, so I just used the toothbrush to smear the baking soda/peroxide mixture around the outside and inside, let it sit for a few seconds, and rinsed it off, then dried the pot.
THAT WAS AMAZING.
And, you know, yeah, it could be cleaner than this. I have stuff to do, though.