Quick Tip: Keep a Grease Pencil In Your Kitchen

Quick Tip: Keep a Grease Pencil In Your Kitchen

Emily Han
Oct 12, 2011

From permanent markers to chalk, we keep all sorts of writing implements in the kitchen. Another indispensable tool is the grease pencil.

Made from non-toxic wax, grease pencils (also known as wax pencils or china markers) can be used to write on all sorts of non-porous surfaces from porcelain dishes to glass jars, metal canning lids, and plastic containers. The markings are moisture-resistant in the fridge or freezer yet can easily be rubbed off with your fingers or a towel (or a Magic Eraser if necessary).

We love this quick, non-permanent method of labeling things and use grease pencils to write contents and dates on containers of leftovers, preserves, and spices.

Is a grease pencil part of your kitchen toolbox?

Related: Quick Tip: Keep a Permanent Marker in Your Kitchen

(Image: Emily Ho)

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