Why does scouring powder come in cardboard containers with no lid?


#21

I just cover the top with a bit of plastic wrap secured with a rubber band. Low tech, cheap and does the job!


#22

I just avoid tipping it over. :wink:


(Gwenn) #23

Yes, but it gets so clumpy it won’t spill anyway!! :slight_smile:


#24

Yes. I live where the humidity hovers at 80-90% for much of the year. You have to thump the can several times before you can use it.


(Amina Advany Maglajlic) #25

I’m from IN where BKF is made and I don’t have problems and I don’t (didn’t) even keep the tape on it. I do know if people suggest too specific of an idea companies can’t use it because you can sue them later. :frowning: I think ultimately the best bet is to buy a glass sugar container from the dollar tree


#26

I feel very uneasy putting cleaning products in food containers.


#27

Why? if you don’t use the container for anything but cleaning products?


#28

It’s so darn cheap. Mine doesn’t seem to clump and I’m in coastal Fla.


#29

I always assume children and guests aren’t very bright. :slight_smile: I don’t know, it seems too easy for someone to poison themselves.


#30

I suppose I get that. But I would always keep cleaning products out of sight in a secure cabinet no matter what container I kept them in.


(Amina Advany Maglajlic) #31

That’s very understandable! I had a teacher who used to say, “write as if a moron is going to read it”. I label EVERYTHING! And I keep it under my sinks. If someone is dumb enough to eat something under my sinks… well stupid guests and my cabinets have childproof locks for that exact reason. Best I can do, I’d like something better but they don’t make it. Maybe an old Parmesan container but that’s even more food container looking. However it is also more airtight.


(Barb Chandler) #32

Thank you so much for this!


(Barb Chandler) #33

Great idea.


(Maria Paciullo) #34

Here is a 3d printed cap https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2683262
If a scouring powder says not to inhale, why should I let it air out in the kitchen? I agree that they should come with covers! Also, I store many cleaning products on a high shelf and I don’t want to be spilling it on myself as I take them down.


#35

Interesting!


#36

Thanks! I sent the link to my brother and he’s going to print a few. I should take bets on when I’ll actually receive mine…it will probably be sent with my birthday card in September!


#37

Not inhaling it is because of the abrasive action of the very fine particles in the scouring powder, which is a considerably higher risk to the welfare of your lungs than the surfactants, bleach, etc.

The abrasive doesn’t evaporate, so leaving it open presents an inhalation risk of nada.