Quick Tip: Keep a Grease Pencil In Your Kitchen

published Oct 12, 2011
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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?

(Image: Emily Ho)