Saturday, March 04, 2006

New Clean

Back in the day when stainless steel had not yet overtaken my grandma's kitchen, the maid used a piece of brick about the size of a cake of soap, ash from the her coal cooking stove,tamarind and lemon rinds to keep her brass and copper utensils clean and shiny. The concoction was very effective.

Dish cleaning detergents were considered quite unnecessary and even harmful. Without trying too hard she was being green and eco-friendly -it was her natural way of life. Whereas grandma's clean did not cost her anything , now it does. Though similar in principle and action, it is a whole lot more sophisticated and is called Sandclean.

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