So what’s a girl to do? Go with enamel! I got the coolest looking enamel pans in a dark chocolate brown with three black strips on the sides. There were care instructions, of course, that I read through carefully so I wouldn’t ruin my new pans.The most important direction the company gave for care was to purchase a can of BonAmi. It was the best advice ever. I’ve been a devotee of the product ever since. For those of you unfamiliar with BonAmi it is a cleansing powder much like the very famous green powder that most people use. However, unlike the green stuff, BonAmi doesn’t scratch surfaces or cause irritations from use. I could cook and then scrub my pots clean in a matter of minutes.
The product is one I trust around my kids too. Not that I want any child poking around in cleaning products but if they happen to shake it all around the kitchen floor I don’t need to be concerned with them getting sick from it. BonAmi has been making this same product for years and years. When you read what they have to say about environmental impact, and green products, I think you’ll agree with me that it is time for the green stuff to take a hike. The BonAmi company relies on ingredients that you can pronounce and trust. Things like limestone, soda ash, feldspar, and baking soda. When I was new to BonAmi the only product they made was the scrubbing powder. Now they have a line of products. I trust them all.
So where are my pans today. I wouldn’t know. With all the moves we made as starving students back in those days, I can only imagine I gave them to a friend or donated them at one point thinking it was just too much to pack. I’ve got new pans. Stainless steel pans that take a bit of finesse to use. But clean-up? The same as always. A good hot water soak, a bit of BonAmi cleansing powder and it looks as new as the day I purchased them. If you haven’t been using it to keep your kitchen items clean, go try them yourself. I bet you’ll be surprised at what a wonderful product it is.