What to Do With a Simmer Pot when Done?
Simmer pots are a great way to relax, enjoy good smells, and make your home look and smell great. But once your simmer pot is done, what should you do? Here are some handy tips for cleaning and upcycling your simmer pot.
Cleaning Your Simmer Pot
- Let it cool: When your simmer pot is finished, make sure to let it cool completely before attempting to dump the contents.
- Dump & Discard: Pour out your simmer pot contents, and discard any paper items. If the pot was simmering with spices, you can re-use them or discard them.
- Clean Out Remaining Debris: Rinse your simmer pot with warm water and a brush, especially around the edges. If there is any remaining debris, use a spoon or plastic scraper to remove it.
- Dry & Store: Finally, use a towel or cloth to dry the pot. Then you can store it away until next time.
Upcycling Your Simmer Pot
- Tin Can Crafts: You can upcycle your simmer pot with some easy tin can crafts. Use patterned paper, fabric, and paint to transform your pot into a cute planter or candle holder.
- Oil Lamp: If your simmer pot was made from a can, you can also turn it into an oil lamp. You’ll need some oil, a wick, and a few other materials.
- Seasonal Decorations: Finally, you could repurpose your simmer pot into festive decorations. Paint it and fill it with Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs, or other seasonal decorations.
Simmer pots are a great way to bring fragrance and style to your home. And with a bit of effort, you can keep your simmer pot safe and reuse it again and again. Happy crafting!