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.