The cast iron pot was in horrendous shape. Anyone with eyes could see that--even the woman who was selling it as part of her yard sale. She said flat out that she didn't think that the cooking ware could be saved.
But Reddit user Sandytoo just saw a cast iron pot makeover ready to happen.
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So she purchased the $5 item from its skeptical former owner and went straight to work. After all, the cast iron pot was more than a foot across, so if in fact it could be rescued, she could certainly get some good use out of it.
And oh, boy, is she about to do just that. Not only was she able to clean it--it looks good as new!
See for yourself in her inspiring transformation below.