Whether you need to scrub burnt-on food off your pots and pans, or it’s time to transform your oven back to its former shining glory, Marigold scourers are an essential. Marigold scourers really pack a punch when deep cleaning your home, but they’re also a handy tool to have on hand for everyday cleaning too.
Read our guide to find out which Marigold scourer is right for you. We also share our top tips on the best way to wash up with a scourer and ideas for how to keep your scourer clean and fresh.
Whether you're watching the end of a film, or your little ones need attention, we all have points in the day where we need to stack the dishes and leave them for later. To make the washing up easier when you do finally get around to it, make sure to stack your dishes on the side, leaving your sink clean and open for when you’re ready to wash up (be sure to leave space on the drying rack, which will come in handy later!.
Did you know, using a plastic bowl inside your sink to do the washing up not only uses less water, but helps to keep your sink cleaner? Fill your bowl up with hot water, leaving a few inches to spare at the top. Add a few squirts of your favourite washing up liquid whilst it’s filling up to create a soapy haven for your dishes.
If you don’t have a plastic bowl to hand, simply fill up your sink as normal and use a Marigold Squeaky Clean Microfibre Cloth to give your sink a wipe down afterwards - who doesn’t love that squeaky clean shine?
After you’ve finished your evening meal, the washing up is probably the last thing you want to do. But we’ve got a tip to make it easier - washing your pots in order! We know it sounds silly, but it really helps.
Once you’ve scraped away any excess food from your plates, pots and pans, pile your washing up in the order you are going to wash them, to help make the process more efficient. We’d recommend starting with the “cleaner” items first to help the water last longer.
Glasses should be washed first to avoid any greasy smear marks on them. Cutlery should then be second, followed by plates and bowls. Keep your pots and pans for last, as they tend to have stubborn or hard to remove dirt on them.
Marigold Clean & Gleam Double Sided Scourer is the perfect washing up scourer to wipe away any dirt and grime on your plates or surfaces. With anti-bac technology* built into the cloth side, this scourer will stay fresh for longer during everyday tasks, such as the washing up and wiping down grimy kitchen surfaces.
As tempting as it can be to start scrubbing away at burnt-on food right away, it’s better for your pots and pans to let them soak in a sink of warm water and washing-up liquid first. This can be done whilst you’re cleaning your glasses and plates, helping to loosen any food particles, and saves your hands from scrubbing-induced fatigue!
Now it’s time to tackle your pots and pans. We’d recommend using Marigold Cleaning Me Softly Non Scratch Scourers for this job. The abrasive, non-scratch scourer surface is a great way to tackle any burnt-on food left on your pots and pans after a soak. Teflon™ approved,** this scourer will help break up and lift away any tough dirt, without scratching delicate surfaces.*** Simply use the abrasive side to scrub away the dirt, then switch to the foam backed side to rinse with hot water for sparkling pots and pans!
For pots and pans that need a more thorough soaking, add a dash of baking soda with hot water, leave for a few minutes, then empty and scrub with your scourer. And voilà! As good as new (well, almost!)
It’s happened to the best of us, don't worry. For any burn marks left on the inside of your pans, grab some salt and sprinkle a generous amount into the centre. Use a wet, Cleaning Me Softly Non Scratch Scourer, and work the salt into the affected area. Repeat this process until your pan is free from dirt!
Now you’re all washed up, time to dry and put away! To make your glasses and cutlery shine, wipe them with a clean towel. Marigold Squeaky Clean Microfibre Cloth will give you a beautiful streak-free finish, leaving your silver gleaming and your glasses shiny!
You’ll also need to make sure you give your sink a good clean to ensure it’s ready for the next time you wash up. Marigold Clean & Gleam Double Sided Scourer is not only a great washing up scourer, but can be used to wipe down your sink after you’ve finished. If you prefer to keep your scourers strictly for washing up, we’d recommend the Marigold Let It Shine! Microfibre Cloth for giving your kitchen sink a sparkly shine.
Want to stock up on washing up essentials? Visit our product page today for the full list of Marigold Scourers.
* Product contains antibacterial ingredient silver chloride. Reduction in bacteria growth tested by 3rd party lab for S.aureus. Bacteria reduction helps to avoid bad odours & improves hygiene in the cloth.
**always test on an inconspicuous area first.
***Approved for use on Teflon™ non-stick coatings. Before use, test on an inconspicuous area.