Who here loves ketchup on their fries??  I DO!!!  Mmmmm.... I must say it is one of my true obsessions.  Have you ever seen Grease 2?  When Michelle Pfeiffer orders EXTRA ketchup on her burger.... and they end up forgetting it completely... I don't know why but every time I eat a veggie burger with fries, in my head I'm always saying "Nooo ketchup!" and imagine myself grabbing one of those old fashioned pointy top red ketchup bottles and squirting a mountain of ketchup on my burger. LOL!

Ahem... Okay so anyway... who knew one could love ketchup even more than I do right?  Well... ladies and gents (are gents even reading my blog?) it has happened... I've fallen in love with ketchup even more than before!  Here's a little recent history for you... My dear sweet husband decided to get me an early (okay VERY early) Mother's Day gift.  You see I've had my eye on some beautiful stainless steel cookware with the outer copper lining by AllClad.  Well I knew it would forever be a dream because of the hefty price on ONE piece let alone the entire set.  So every now and then I look to see what other cookware sets are out there that come close in comparison to the AllClad.  Well lo' and behold I found it... at COSTCO!! The Kirkland Signature 18/10 Stainless Steel 13 piece Cookware set!!  The second I saw it I fell in love and thought it even prettier than the AllClad set!  Every time we went to Costco I just went to go see it and make sure they still had it.  Although it was very reasonably priced I could not justify buying something at that cost for myself so it went into the dream book once again... that is until, my husband came home with it one day!  It has been a DREAM to cook with and I am extremely satisfied with my beautiful new cookware!

So what... in... the... WORLD does this have to do with ketchup you ask?  LOL... Okay I'm getting there... The only down side (or so I thought) to my new cookware was that after only the first use/wash the beautiful copper outer lining turned to a dark not so pretty color.  I thought maybe I had done something wrong and that I ruined my pretty copper/stainless steel cookware that I had waited so long for.  I did some research online and came across several articles making it look like it was just something I was going to have to live with.  UNTIL.... I came across an article about the problem I was having and the use of ketchup... just put some ketchup on it and wipe it off it said.  I kind of gave a chuckle and thought to myself... well in the least it'll be a fun experiment... I'll give it a try sometime.  Well the next morning I was in the kitchen scrambling up an egg for my little man... and one of my cookware pieces was right there just staring at me... I thought "hey why not?!" and grabbed it and the bottle of ketchup out of the fridge... I put the pot upside down in the sink and squirted a line of ketchup over the discolored copper.  I went back to making my son's egg and by the time that egg went from pan to plate (which was VERY quick), I looked over at my pot and saw the ketchup sliding down the side revealing the bright copper lining that had greeted me right out of it's packaging.  It worked!!! And in RECORD time!!! Don't believe me?  Take a gander! 
LOL pardon my reflection but I wanted you guys to get the best view of the copper and I couldn't seem to get out of the reflection path!
There you have it! Amazing isn't it!?  Well you can bet I won't be using my organic ketchup for this task... maybe if I splurge on some french fries over the weekend I'll ask for my usual 'EXTRA ketchup!" and save a few packets for cleaning my pots and pans!  I'd say even though ketchup was already high on my list... it's down right Magickal now and it's being added to my broomstick closet!
3/18/2012 07:59:41 pm

Nice! Who knew? And, I've even seen ketchup at the dollar store for a dollar. You could pick a bottle just for cleaning. (And those are the oddest statements I think I've ever made about ketchup! LOL)

3/19/2012 01:42:38 am

@Stacey... What a great idea!! I'll definitely be getting some from the dollar store! I was actually thinking of getting a Costco ketchup as well... since we know it'll definitely be used! LOL Thanks for reading! :)

3/18/2012 09:25:26 pm

I couldn't help but chuckle as I read this because yet again, the thought went through my head of "Wow, we really are SO much alike!" To me, ketchup is its own food group and it's something I couldn't live without. I put it on everything (ok, not literally, but for a fellow lover of ketchup, I'm sure you know what I mean). Thanks for the tidbit of how to clean the pots and pans, which by the way are beautiful. Good job Jim! xoxo

3/19/2012 01:44:32 am

LOL! If only we lived in the same town Lindsay!!!! We'd be unstoppable! I definitely understand putting ketchup on "everything"! LOL! xoxo


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