Aluminum is probably one of the easiest, and least expensive, metals in the world to work with. The result of this simple fact is that we can find aluminum everywhere in our homes, and I don't mean the foil either. A majority of homes in our country is going to have something along the lines of aluminum siding, an aluminum fence, maybe aluminum Jell-o molds or even quite possibly (in this day of recycling) an aluminum can crusher (which quite often has aluminum parts as well—wonderful how that works). While each of these different items is made from aluminum, they were made differently. Because each of these items was made differently, they are going to need to be cleaned in a different manner. Here's where you find out how to do just that.

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   Clean Aluminum with Fruit
Scrubbing aluminum pots and pans can sometimes bring back their shine, but abrasives can be damaging to aluminum surfaces, and will mar even plain aluminum. Cooking acidic foods in aluminum brings back the natural gleam of aluminum. Boiling a solution of vinegar or cream of tartar in water for ten minutes can also remove buildup from aluminum pots and pans.

   Removing Burnt Chili
Have you ever noticed how difficult it can be to get rid of burnt chili? For some reason removing burnt chili is a fairly difficult task, particularly when you are dealing with aluminum pots and pans. However, this doesn't have to be the case any more. Here are a few methods that you can use to help ensure that you no longer have problems removing burnt chili.

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