Country Lore: Free Frying Pan and Windshield Scraper

This reader has discovered a sample credit card has other uses, such as emergency windshield scraper or pot scraper.
By Gail Dippel
December 2009/January 2010
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You might not have thought of using a sample credit card as a windshield scraper, but in a pinch it will get the job done.
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I save the invalid sample credit cards that come in the mail. They make great pot and frying pan scrapers. They’re flexible, making it easy to hold on to them.

You also can keep one or more in the car as an emergency windshield scraper to remove frost from your windshield.

Gail Dippel
Greeneville, Tennessee








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