Cleaning pennies with hot sauce is a pretty cool thing because it's interesting to think that this food condiment has the power to strip away the gunky nastiness that resides on this low denomination coin. It's also a cool thing because it's free! Taco Bell gives away those Fire sauce packets by the fistful and other varieties are pretty easy to come by at other fast food establishments too.
Check out this video of me making Penny Lasagna-Chili:
Oh yeah, also don't forget to stop by the last step for a special digital patch opportunity!
-a plate or bowl with a flat bottom
-water for rinsing
-paper towels for drying (optional)
-toothbrush that you won't want to use in your mouth later (optional)
Why the gloves?
I recommend using gloves if you're going to be really getting in there and cleaning the coins by rubbing them or by using a toothbrush. The first time I cleaned pennies with hot sauce I had my hands in the hot sauce for a long time and they started to burn. I guess it resulted in a chemical burn from the capsaicin and the beds of my fingernails burned so bad for hours. I finally found relief by dipping my fingers in a tub of sour cream that was about to expire but just wear some gloves and you avoid all that.
Rinse away the hot sauce with some water and claim your cleaned copper beauties.
Get out those dirty pennies and hot sauce packets because if you make a designer penny of your own and post a picture of it in the comments below then I'll send you a digital PENNY PATCH! (up to 18 patches remain)