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Elbow Grease

It's what your mother told you to use...and more!
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One part petroleum jelly
One part vinegar
One part baking soda=

Elbow Grease.

The three ingredients your mother, and everyone else have always found, that will clean virtually every thing on the planet. Plus your own biceps, in motion, of coarse.

Not a recipe, per se. This is one part old woman's tale, one part Farmer's Almanac, and one part Dear Abbey. In a tub. To clean with.

And if you don't think some infomercial hudnut isn't gonna scoop this up, well...you must be crazy, I'd say.

blissmiss, Dec 08 2009

Robert Chesebrough http://en.wikipedia.../Robert_Chesebrough
Vaseline eater. [DrWorm, Dec 08 2009]


       And it's useful for a quick snack!
DrWorm, Dec 08 2009

       No, petroleum jelly. It's awful.
blissmiss, Dec 08 2009

       Well, no. I hate to say this but (1) the idea of treating elbow grease as a literal substance is a well-baked joke and (2) your recipe is basically going to make fizzy grease.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 08 2009

       :-( fizzy grease that you can clean with?
blissmiss, Dec 08 2009

       To make it edible, you can use Kentucky jelly.
tatterdemalion, Dec 08 2009

       The inventor of petroleum jelly, Robert Chesebrough, reportedly ate a spoonful of Vaseline every day.
DrWorm, Dec 08 2009

       //:-( fizzy grease that you can clean with?//   

       Sadly, no. Well, you would be able to use it to remove any stains caused by things which are soluble in fizzy grease.   

       However, you could always work on developing a new type of dirt which was soluble only in fizzy grease.   

       You could also work on developing a new type of cleaner to remove the fizzy grease afterwards.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 08 2009

       It can't be real elbow grease if it doesn't involve boiling up old elbows
pocmloc, Dec 08 2009

       good one, poc.
blissmiss, Dec 08 2009

       I remember a short story about somebody telling a kid to use elbow grease to wash the car but there was only axle grease...I wonder if this would get that off?   

       You can remove it with a bucket of prop wash.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 09 2009


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