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Friday, September 13, 2013

Even More Kitchen Tips

There seems to be endless tips provided by people from everywhere and anywhere.  Maybe we can't remember all of them but some will stick in our brains and pop up when we need them most.  The list below comes from     Take a look.

Cleaning the Blender
Add a few drops of detergent, fill halfway with hot water, and turn on blender for a moment. Rinse and dry.
The Breadboard
Rub a cut lime over the surface of a cutting or breadboard to remove onion, garlic, or fish smell.
Broken Eggs
If you drop an egg on the floor, generously sprinkle salt over it and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Sweep the dried egg into a dustpan.
Cleaning up Broken Glass
Sweep large pieces into a dustpan, pick up slivers with a damp paper towel.
Burnt Food in Pan
Boil water in the pan to loosen food. Or sprinkle baking soda generously over the burned food and moisten with water. Let stand for few hours.
Electric Can Opener
Run a paper towel through the cutter to clean the blades.
Iron Skillets
Use commercial oven cleaner for the outside of the pan--let it stand for several hours and wipe off grime. Rub oil inside the pan to season it.
Clean copper cookware with toothpaste and rinse.
Fill a dish that contains stuck food bits with boiling water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Let it stand and wash out.
Run a cup of white vinegar through the entire cycle in an empty dishwasher to remove soap film
Clogged Drain
To a grease-clogged drain, pour a cup of salt and baking soda followed by a boiling kettle of water. This will generally open the drain.
Glass Vases
Dampen the interior of a glass vase and sprinkle with any toilet bowl cleaner. After 10 minutes, wipe clean.
Cleaning the Grater
Brush off cheese, onion etc. from the grater with a pastry brush, then wash.
Cleaning the Oven
Immediately after a spill, sprinkle with salt. Brush off burnt food when the oven is cool. Clean the glass oven window with a cloth dipped in baking soda.
Plastic ware
Use baking soda to remove tea or coffee stains from plastic cups
Aluminum Pans
Boil water and some white vinegar in aluminum pans which have dark stains inside them.
Cleaning the Refrigerator
Wash the refrigerator inside and out with mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a quart of warm water.
Refrigerator Odor
A cotton ball soaked with vanilla or an open box of baking soda set on the lower shelf of the refrigerator will eliminate odor.
Clean Sink
Saturate paper towels with household bleach and lay in the bottom off your porcelain sink for 30 minutes to remove stains.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Remove spots on stainless steel sinks with white vinegar. Use carbonated water to add shine.
Clean Sponges
Wash in your dishwasher or soak overnight in salt water or baking soda added to water.
Teapot Cleaning
Fill the kettle with equal parts of water and vinegar, bring to a boil, and let it stand overnight to remove deposits of lime.
Cleaning the Thermos
Fill the bottle with warm water, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and soak
Pie Pans
Remove rust from tin pie pans by scouring with a raw potato dipped in cleanser.

File these away in your brain - one, some or all will be useful someday.

Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real. 


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