S.O.S. Celebrates Its 100 Year Anniversary + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
March 21, 2017
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When I was growing up, my mom always had S.O.S. pads at the kitchen sink. I remember her and I both scrubbing food off pots, pans and dishes when I was a kid. It worked miracles! Now that I’m a parent myself, it’s hard to believe that S.O.S. Steel Wool Soap Pads are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year! 

It’s crazy to think that when S.O.S. pads were introduced, electricity and indoor plumbing were considered luxuries, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world, and women didn’t have the right to vote. Woodrow Wilson was President, Charlie Chaplin ruled the cinema and Pablo Picasso was in his prime. An average American home cost around $5,000 – $6,000, while a car cost roughly $300 – $400. The world was certainly a different place.

Yet 100 years later, S.O.S pads remain a cleaning staple for millions of people across the country. The same hard working, soap-filled, steel wool scrubbers that everyone’s mom and grandma always had under the sink are still the perfect tool for pots and pans, shower walls, stovetops, patio furniture, outdoor grills – you name it!

HISTORY OF THE S.O.S. SOAP PAD

S.O.S. Soap Pads were developed in 1917 by a cooking utensil salesman named Irwin Cox. These scrubbers were designed to help his customers keep their new pans shiny. Cox’s wife called the pads S.O.S – which stood for “Save Our Saucepans” – and the rest is history. Today, S.O.S Soap Pads are a trusted scrubbing powerhouse for millions of people nationwide, ‘saving’ everything from saucepans to shower walls and stovetops to patio furniture.

When S.O.S pads were introduced, the world was certainly a different place. Electricity and indoor plumbing were still considered luxuries, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world, and women didn’t have the right to vote. The trusted method for cleaning pots and pans was to scrub them with squares of cheese cloth or old flour bags, and ‘washstands’ were meant to be cleaned with Borax, ammonia and yellow soap. Housework has come a long way since 1917, yet S.O.S pads remain the number one problem-solver for America’s grungiest jobs.

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“100 years is a remarkable accomplishment and we’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our S.O.S brand,” said Ambra Duncan, The Clorox Company, Associate Brand Director – Clorox Studio. “It’s incredible to witness a simple product born in one man’s basement grow into a national cleaning powerhouse, and we’re looking forward to another 100 years of S.O.S pads making tough cleaning jobs look easy.”

S.O.S Steel Wool Soap Pads are made with durable steel wool and saturated with long-lasting soap. The tiny scrubbers are powerful and versatile enough to tackle a wide variety of cleaning projects both indoors and out: scrubbing pots and pans, degreasing ovens, removing sticky labels, cleaning soap scum and hard water stains in the bathroom, cleaning grill grates and more. S.O.S Steel Wool Soap Pads are available in three fresh scents – Regular, Lemon and Lavender – at grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide. S.O.S Non- Scratch Scrubbers are also available for non-stick cookware and other delicate surfaces. More information about S.O.S products is available at www.sosclorox.com.

THE CLOROX COMPANY

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 8,000 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2016 sales of $5.8 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; S.O.S® Steel Wool Soap Pads; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products; and Renew Life® digestive health products. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®. More than 80 percent of the company’s sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. The company also has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, most notably receiving two Climate Leadership Awards for Excellence in 2015 and a Safer Choice Partner of the

Year Award in 2016 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as being named to CR Magazine’s 2016 Best Corporate Citizens list and included in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings. The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed nearly $17 million in combined cash grants, product donations, cause marketing and employee volunteerism in the past year. For more information,

Be sure to visit TheCloroxCompany.com, including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.

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S.O.S® Steel Wool Soap Pads

There’s a reason that S.O.S reusable soap-filled steel wool pads have been the nation’s #1* selling soap pad for 100 years. Made with durable steel wool and saturated with long-lasting soap, S.O.S pads are powerful and versatile enough to tackle an incredible variety of cleaning projects both indoors and out:

  • Power through grease and crusty, baked-on food on pots, pans and casserole dishes
  • Degrease your oven and range hood
  • Eliminate coffee and tea stains from mugs and carafes
  • Clean glassware, refrigerator shelves**, microwave trays**, sticky labels, garbage can lids and more
  • Say goodbye to soap scum and hard water stains on bathroom tiles, shower doors and ceramic sinks and bathtubs
  • Keep grill grates clean to avoid compromising flavor
  • Scrub patio furniture, garden tools, golf clubs, muddy cleats, chrome bumpers, wiper blades, tires and more

Who knew the best tool for scrubbing pots and pans is also the perfect solution for quick clean-up jobs around the house? From sticky spills in the kitchen to grimy build-up in the bathroom – just grab a pad, get it wet and scrub. S.O.S Pads are quite possibly the nation’s best-kept secret in cleaning.

Retailer availability: S.O.S Steel Wool Soap Pads are available in three fresh scents – Regular, Lemon and             Lavender – at grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide.

Be sure to follow S.O.S. on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for more information and promotions!

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a One Year Supply of S.O.S. Soap Pads (twelve 10-count boxes)!!!

How do you use S.O.S. Pads for cleaning in your home?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

101 Responses to “S.O.S. Celebrates Its 100 Year Anniversary + Giveaway”

  1. Michele Cupp says:

    I use them religiously on and in my oven.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    I use them to clean the oven the tub and sink and grill grate.

  3. Tricia Begor says:

    DID is my go to product, my other half is a chef and we always have some in hand. The best in the market! Happy 100 years!🎂🎂🎉🎉

  4. Tricia Begor says:

    SOS is my go to product, my other half is a chef and we always have some in hand. The best in the market! Happy 100 years!🎂🎂🎉🎉

  5. susan smoaks says:

    Yes I use SOS pads to clean in my home. We have used them for years.

  6. Amy Pratt says:

    I use them to clean my sinks.

  7. Ann Fantom says:

    I use SOS pads all over the house, but most often in the kitchen to clean the sink. My husband uses them to clean the white walls of his tires on the car

  8. Kelly D says:

    I use these for cleaning my sink.

  9. Madonna says:

    I use them on dishes and to clean counters, stove top, etc. As a matter of fact I have 2 boxes in the kitchen right now.

  10. vickie couturier says:

    i use them on pots and pans

  11. rochelle haynes says:

    I clean my stove and sink

  12. Cynthia C says:

    There are some jobs where only an SOS pad will do. My son’s stove top was one of those situations LOL!

  13. Shelley P says:

    I use S.O.S. Pads for cleaning the BBQ and oven.

  14. Christina Sparks says:

    I use them to shine up my pans and cookie sheets.

  15. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I use them on baked on grease and grime.

  16. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Use them to clean pots and pans.

  17. Rust says:

    They’re the best for cleaning my pots and cookware.

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  19. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I do use SOS pads for stuck on food on pots and pans. SOS is also great for my cooktop.

  20. elizabeth miller says:

    I love to use SOS for my bathroom. They make cleaning showers easy as can be. I do not have to use 5 different cleaners for soap scum or kill myself scrubbing.

  21. Marty says:

    I use them for gunky pots and pans, as well as for the oven,

  22. RENEE WALTERS says:

    I use them to clean my pots and pans.

  23. nickie says:

    I use them on my oven

  24. sandra says:

    usually on pots and pans that have baked on gook

  25. LaTanya says:

    I use it to clean my oven and fridge

  26. melissa Resnick says:

    always with the dishes

  27. Debbie Welchert says:

    I use S.O.S. pads mostly to clean all my pans with. I have had these pans for probably 30 years and because of S.O.S. pads, they still shine.

  28. Cindy Merrill says:

    I use them for scrubbing pots and pans!

  29. sarah k says:

    I use them most often on pots & pans .

  30. ellen beck says:

    Besides pots and pans I use them to clean up the rims on the cars and anywhere and almost anything that needs cleaning inside and out.

  31. shirley says:

    I use them on my oven, pots, pans and grill.

  32. DEBIJOT says:

    I use them to clean my oven and sink.

  33. Jackie says:

    In addition to using them to clean pots and pans, I also use them to clean coffee/tea stains out of mugs, coffee stains out of the coffeemaker and my stove.

  34. Charlene S. says:

    I use them on my pots and pans. They work great on cleaning my bbq grill too.

  35. Cheryl says:

    I use S.O.S. Pads for pots & pans and other hard to clean surfaces.

  36. Cindy Merrill says:

    I use them to clean my stove, very effective on baked on grease.

  37. Jessica To says:

    I use them for my greasy pots and pans.

  38. Cheryl B says:

    I use them to clean my oven and pots.

  39. Ashley C says:

    I use them for cleaning my oven all the time! They are also great on any kind of baking pans and grilling tools!

  40. Jennifer b says:

    I use them on my pans and stove top

  41. Melissa Storms says:

    I use SOS for pots and pans, it works better than anything else.

  42. Marci says:

    I use them for scrubbing my sink.

  43. Gina M says:

    I love to use these on casserole dishes. They are great at getting all of the gritty, cooked bits off.

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  44. Edye says:

    I use them for cleaning pots and pans.

  45. beth shepherd says:

    I use them to clean my stove and pots. Thank you

  46. KENNETH OHL says:

    I use inside of oven to clean

  47. Charlotte W says:

    I use them for cleaning pots and pans. My husband uses S.O.S. pads for cleaning parts of his grill.

  48. Lorena Keech says:

    We always clean our grill with SOS.

  49. Inez Cegelis says:

    SOS pads are a staple in our house. We use them for the toughest jobs anytime. Pots, stove, and sinks. Its a must have on my shopping list.

  50. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I use them on my stainless steel pots and my baking pans.

  51. James Coyne says:

    We use them to clean the crap off the pans after dinner

  52. sheila ressel says:

    I use them to clean pots and pans as well as my stainless steel sink. They work great!

  53. Anne Higgins says:

    Especially useful in cleaning the pressure cooker after cooking chicken. Love my SOS pads

  54. Nannypanpan says:

    I use them on baking sheets

  55. ellen beck says:

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  56. Aubrey says:

    I use them to clean my oven.

  57. deana says:

    I use SOS on my pots and pans!

  58. Denise S says:

    I use them for the sink and really tough to clean pans.

  59. I use them for cleaning touch grease in my oven and cast iron skillets.

  60. Michelle Donovan says:

    This is the only thing we use on the stove and oven.

  61. Denise B. says:

    I use the pads on pots and pans and the grill.

  62. Erica B. says:

    They are great for scrubbing pans.

  63. Renee Grosskreuz says:

    I use them to clean my oven.

  64. Chrystal D says:

    I use them a lot on everything that’s stainless steel here.

  65. Linda G. says:

    I use them on our grill and on my pans, I have many uses for them!

  66. Belinda Shaw says:

    I use SOS pads on my kitchen sink and the grill.

  67. Lisa V. says:

    I’ve used for pots, pans and the stove at times.

  68. Diane Hamel says:

    It might be easier to write what I don’t use it on…

  69. Jennifer H. says:

    We use them for cleaning heavy duty items.

  70. Sonya Allstun says:

    Yes I use SOS pads to clean in my home. We have used them for years.

  71. Cynthia Steyer says:

    I use them to clean my kitchen sink when it gets grungy. Nothing else works as well as those to get it looking clean and shiny again!

  72. Brittney House says:

    I would use them to wash the kitchen sinks.

  73. Juanita Alvarez says:

    I use them to clean my sinks and my stove.

  74. clynsg says:

    I have probably used them for just about everything that was mentioned in the blurb, but they are standbys for cleaning in the kitchen!

  75. Julia Barnes says:

    I would use these on the oven and sinks.

  76. allison says:

    They definitely help with the stove and counters! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  77. Chrisy Beason says:

    I use it to clean pots and pans of course. I have also used it to clean my freezer

  78. Ed says:

    Barbecue grill tidying

  79. Robin says:

    I use the pads to clean my pots and pans.

  80. Jennifer Reed says:

    I clean my microwave with S.O.S. Pads.

  81. Danielle says:

    I use SOS pads everywhere in the kitchen and bathroom.

  82. Casey Everidge says:

    i use them for cleaning my bathtub!

  83. Erin Madigan says:

    I use them to scrub stuck on stains on my pots and pans.

  84. Laurie Emerson says:

    I use them all the time to clean my oven, grill and pots and pans.

  85. Richard Hicks says:

    I use them for dirty oven and pots and pans and more

  86. Janine Hwang says:

    They are great at scrubbing stuck on messes in the kitchen

  87. Summer D says:

    I use them on my sink and oven.

  88. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would clean my pots and pans.

  89. DanV says:

    I use S.O.S. Pads for cleaning pots and pans

  90. Kathy Pease says:

    I use them to scrub pots and pans and our stove top

  91. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    we use them on the grill and on the pots and pans.

  92. Philip Lawrence says:

    I use them to clean the my cast iron skillet.

  93. Stephanie Liske says:

    I use them to clean my kitchen and my bathroom.

  94. Breanne says:

    I use them to clean my oven.

  95. Elizabeth Ray says:

    Mostly sink, pans and oven, but occasionally find there way out of the kitchen…

  96. Leah Shumack says:

    I use them to clean my oven!

  97. Trisha McKee says:

    I use them to clean my oven. The only thing that works great!

  98. Sand says:

    I use them in my kitchen a lot!

  99. Carol says:

    I use them to clean my sinks.

  100. janet mah says:

    I use Sos pads on my pans and casserole dishes:) along with many other items around the house and car.

  101. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I use SOS pada mostly on my pots and pans, the metal ones.

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