Ok, it was way worse than this shows. Let me try a closeup.
It was like this all over the outside, and don't even get me started on the inside of the lid! I decided to give Shaklee Scour Off a try on this gross dried food-drippiness.
Have you tried it? It's a thick paste that smells like cherries and won't "burn off your nosehairs" - it actually says that on their site! Here it is with my oldest yuckiest sponge just waiting to be slathered on.
And slather I did. I buffed it (with water) all over the outside of the can. In some spots, I used a lot of elbow grease as well. Ok, I got a pretty good bicep workout. I can't lie.
And afterwards I used a soft towel and a bit more water to remove the paste. Here are the very nice results!
And the full can in all her sparkly prettiness!
I'm very happy with the results, it looks brand new! For the record, I bought my Scour Off on ebay about a year ago because I didn't win it on a blog giveaway. I have been using it since then for polishing faucets, cleaning the stove, and many other things. I'm glad I picked some up!