5 Amazing Ways to Use SOS Pads

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOS Pads. All opinions are 100% mine. 

SOS Pads are a handy cleaning product that can be used in so many different ways. 

cleaning with sos pads

Have you ever used SOS pads? They are reusable soap-filled steel wool pads that are great for scrubbing away stubborn, stuck-on messes. I’ve used SOS pads in the kitchen for years to clean my stainless steel pots, but did you know that there are tons of other ways to use SOS pads? Let me show you some of the other ways I use them!

1- Cookie Sheets

how to clean cookie sheets

Do any of your cookie sheets have that baked on brown stuff in the corners? My cookie sheets were looking pretty shabby, so I scrubbed them down with an SOS pad and that brown guck disappeared! 

2- Glass Jars

Another favorite use for SOS pads is removing sticky paper labels from glass jars. If you’ve ever tried peeling off a label, you know how annoying and difficult it can sometimes be. SOS pads take off the excess paper and all of the glue residue and leave the jar perfectly clean and ready to be repurposed.

remove a sticker with sos pads

How to Remove a Label from a Glass Jar

  1. Dampen an SOS pad with water.
  2. Scrub the label in a circular motion. The paper will flake away first, exposing the glue residue. Keep scrubbing until the glass looks clear and you can’t feel any more glue as you rub the glass with your fingers.
  3. Rinse the jar with water to remove the blue soap residue. It will feel slippery until all of the soap washes away. Dry with a lint-free cloth.
  4. Now you have a label-free glass jar! I think candles are prettier sans label and then when all the wax is gone I can use it to hold craft supplies.

3- Barbecue Grill

clean barbecue grill with sos pads

4- Tools

You can use SOS pads to clean the rust off of metal tools. These were a few tools I found in the garage that were looking pretty sad. 

clean rusty tools with sos pads

I decided to give them a little shine-up. Here’s how:

how to clean rusty tools

How to Clean Rusty Tools

  1. Dampen an SOS pad with water.
  2. Scrub the tools vigorously until the rust, grease and grime come free.
  3. Rinse tools with water to remove the blue soap residue. They will feel slippery until all of the soap washes away.
  4. Dry thoroughly to prevent more rust from forming in the future.

Just look how much better this set of allen wrenches looks after a good scrubbing:

cleaning rusty tools

5- Patio Furniture

If you’ve got patio furniture that needs some TLC, SOS pads work great for that! I recently found two more metal chairs that matched the set I bought and repainted five or six years ago. They were in pretty rough shape, but matching chairs? That’s just too lucky to pass up! I plan to give them both a good scrubbing with SOS pads (don’t forget to rinse and dry after), then coat them with a rust-stop primer, then spray paint them blue to match the other chairs in the set.

Here’s a little sneak peek at how well the SOS pad did at removing the rust and flaking paint. I only scrubbed that front leg down so you could see it compared to the other ones. Wowsers! What a difference!

clean rusty patio furniture with sos pads

How Else Can I Use SOS Pads?

There are so many other ways to use SOS pads… some that I definitely had never thought of. There’s a huge list right on the back of the box and I feel like it’s now my official mission in life to try every single one. #adulting LOL.

Where Can I Buy SOS Pads?

SOS pads can be found in the cleaning aisle at your local Walmart Store. I’m a huge fan of Walmart’s grocery pick up service, so I just add them to my online cart and let someone else fetch them for me while I sit in the car in luxury. Hey, cheap thrills for this mama.

If you have a creative or favorite use for SOS pads, leave a comment and share your wisdom with us all!

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