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Old 07-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #371
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Clothes softener sheets are really good for burnt on pans. Place a sheet in the pot or pan and fill with water and let it sit over night before trying to clean it.

I was surprised to find liquid softener works too. I burnt up a new loaf pan filled with meatloaf, and was thinking I needed to buy some dryer sheets, when I remembered I still had a bottle of liquid softener I hadn't used (I don't like the smell).

I poured some in the loaf pan, filled it the rest of the way with water, soaked, and a few hours later was able to scrub it easily back to shiny like new.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:56 AM   #372
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Also make sure if your dryer is vented to the outside, to clean out that outdoor vent at least twice a year. What lint is not caught in the dryer's filter ends up in the vent to the outside and can get caught there building up. It can catch fire and at the least, burn out the motor to your dryer.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:01 AM   #373
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This one has been going for years. They should probably all be merged.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #374
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Once you have the house clean...seal the doors and do not go back in.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:51 AM   #375
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Regarding #5. Do not use newspaper with colored pictures or printing. The colored ink contains chemicals that are harmful to plants and (a gardeners friend) worms.

#6. You can also use a doubled wet paper towel. It will protect your hands more easily.

Store your mico plane grater in an empty paper towel roll to protect your hands. Tape over one end to keep it from sliding through.
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And one more for our gardeners who raise their own veggies. To encourage a compost pile to compost faster, place a layer of wet newspapers down every so often. Cover with dirt. It will also encourage the growth of earthworms to multiply at a quicker rate.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #378
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Thanks, PF!!!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #379
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As always, PF to the rescue. No wonder Shrek loves her so.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #380
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Store your mico plane grater in an empty paper towel roll to protect your hands. Tape over one end to keep it from sliding through.
I keep my Microplane grater in a crock on the counter with the handle up, with some other tools. I like having a lot of tools close at hand
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