I figure this will be an ongoing list….
1) One does not just grab a soapy rag and wipe away smoke soot. It requires cleansers and scrubbing…
2) Toilets (or anything that holds water) in a home where a fire occurs will collect soot in the tanks?!?! All toilets and A LOT of soot?!? Brita water pitchers… fish tanks… Keurig coffee makers… Cat water dishes!
UGH! and irons! If I’d emptied & cleaned it before heating it up, it might have been fine. At least I always get dust off and “iron the ironing board cover first”…. I *think* I rescued the plate by using a drop of dishwasher detergent.
I have vinegar soaking in it now….
3) The more things you touch that have fire soot on them, will cause fire soot to exponentially spread!
More about the fire: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2015/01/14/kitchen-fire-011415/