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Weird Facts about
S.O.S® Steel Wool Soap Pads

  • In 1917, Edwin Cox, a struggling door-to-door aluminum cookware salesman in San Francisco, developed in his kitchen a steel wool scouring pad caked with dried soap as a free gift to housewives to get himself invited inside their home to demonstrate his wares and boost sales. A few months later, demand for the soap-encrusted pads snowballed, Cox quit the aluminum cookware business and went to work for himself.
  • To prevent an S.O.S Steel Wool Soap Pad from rusting, wrap it in aluminum foil and place it in the freezer. Allow one hour to defrost.
  • S.O.S boxes are made from 100 percent recycled paperboard. Minimum 35 percent post-consumer content.
  • For more than 90 years, S.O.S has been America's best-selling steel wool soap pads.
  • S.O.S Steel Wool Soap Pads are also available in Lemon Fresh Scent and Junior Pads.


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