On the Cheap

These images are to share a couple of budget wise finds that were recently made, on the cheap, so to speak.

Pyrex Bowl
When out collecting garbage from the creek at the Camp, this bowl was found with other discarded items. The other items were indeed garbage, but this little bowl cleaned up well, I thought.
This handy little bowl was free for the finding, just a bit of effort was needed to get rid of the accumulation of silt and leaves.
chain mail scrubber
This stainless steel chain mail scrubber works as advertised! I cleaned the cast iron skillet with it, and then removed some burnt food from the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. It cleans both cast iron and stainless steel. I have been using steel wool, but it always tears up my fingernails, and even cuts my fingers on the really tough jobs. This scrubber has no effect on my fingernails or my skin. It is a winner. This item was described on the internet, where I heard about it for the first time, so the internet comes in handy for some things. It was $13.90 plus tax on Amazon, free delivery with Prime, and worth every penny. There were none available at the local stores.



Date: 9:00 AM EDT Wednesday 24 April 2019
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 100.9 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: 5.5°C
Dew point: 2.6°C
Humidity: 81%
Wind: WNW 26 gust 39 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”
Edith Sitwell
1887 – 1964

Just watch the popular channels on youtube for a while, proof of point.

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The bowl is very pretty. I wonder how it got to your Camp.


I love both finds! The bowl is gorgeous! and the “scrubber” – I thought it was a trivet for setting hot pots on. but now that I think of it, wouldn’t it just transfer the heat from the pot down to the countertop? I almost was thinking of getting one but now that I had that thought, maybe not. Glad you are loving it. we don’t use cast iron here, I can’t lift them!


I’m loving your little scrubber. Much better than steel wool!

DH and I have settled on enameled steel pans for cooking and baking. As long as you use soft utensils on them the coating doesn’t come up, and they clean almost instantaneously. No scrubbing needed.