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Old 09-24-2010, 02:24 PM   #21
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Glad we could almost, but not quite, be of help I bet we could offer the same quality of help if it came to drywalling
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:35 PM   #22
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So just what do you do to make the mess?

Perhaps if you take a little time to analyze WHY AND HOW you are so sloppy,
you might find a solution that way!


Not said to be mean or petty or condescending, etc etc......
I used to be pretty messy when it came to simmering stuff...
So I thought about it, turned the heat down a bit, used a bigger pot, and got
a splatter screen.. and reduced THAT mess by a good 80 percent.
Then another 10 percent when I realized that I could stir slower and put the spoon on a spoon rest.
The last 10 percent I'm still working on, LOLOL!
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #23
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So just what do you do to make the mess?

Perhaps if you take a little time to analyze WHY AND HOW you are so sloppy,
you might find a solution that way!


Not said to be mean or petty or condescending, etc etc......
I used to be pretty messy when it came to simmering stuff...
So I thought about it, turned the heat down a bit, used a bigger pot, and got
a splatter screen.. and reduced THAT mess by a good 80 percent.
Then another 10 percent when I realized that I could stir slower and put the spoon on a spoon rest.
The last 10 percent I'm still working on, LOLOL!
These are actually good points. Your suggestions are good ones and I've done them with some success.

However, it's what happens when the grease escapes the 'prison' of the pan and is recaptured by my shirt. Remember, I started this thread with the admission that I'm a slob.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:15 PM   #24
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I've had great success with Oxi-Clean Carpet & Stain Remover.

Between a dog, a cat, and friends who leave a trail of food or coffee (and wine) across my beige carpet, I had to find SOMETHING that worked! OCC&SR hasn't found anything that can resist it. I imagine it would work on clothes as well.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #25
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I, too, am a very, very messy cook. I love too cook, and hate to clean, but also do all the laundry (hubby does the clean up after I cook -- an agreement from when we first started dating almost 30 years ago. It is like a commandment in our house, one of two. This is "S/he who cooks shall not clean." But I DO do the laundry. and yes, I totally forget to put on my many aprons most of the time. The main thing to me is catching the spots before you wash them. Then the various pre-wash treatments stand a chance. If you wait until it comes out of the dryer before you notice it, you are, as we said in the military, in Deep Kimchee. The dryer sets that stain in and you have a much harder problem. When you're finished cooking, take it of (take it all off! haha!), squirt or spray it, then put in the hamper.

The bleach thing cracked me up. It never fails. I'll come home with a solid color, brand new t-shirt or tunic, and decide to do something involving bleach. It is ALWAYS something new. Ouch! You'd think at the old age of 55 I'd know better. Do not touch the bleach.

One solution I used for years was buying wildly printed scrubs tops. They were especially great when I lived in Florida and the years on the road. A spot of bleach or sprinkling of grease would just disappear in the print. I'd buy the holiday prints and had them for every holiday. I have a tendency to severely perspire (OK, I sweat! Like a stevedore!) and they were perfect for those hot kitchens, but looked cute enough when family and friends were there and we sat for dinner. So invest in some wild printed aloha type shirts and give up on the shirts that are going to show every spatter!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:59 PM   #26
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Could always try passing it off as a topical patch. As in, trying to quit caffiene, sauce, etc.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:52 AM   #27
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As a suggestion you might want to try this full body oven mitt. G U A R A N T E E D to keep spills off what other garments you may or may not be wearing.





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Old 09-27-2010, 08:31 AM   #28
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one thing I haven't seen mentioned is Krud Kutter. I get it at my Home Depot store. It's a grease cutter and works fabulously. My son had to clean the grill vents at his restaurant and came over to get help getting the black grease out of his white chef coat. Sprayed the stuff on washed the coat and no grease left not even a tell tale sign of where is had been.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:55 AM   #29
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one more tip: avoid popcorn ceilings in your kitchen.

they're a p.i.t.a. to try to clean up splatters, especially nice red tomato sauces. it's actually easier just to repaint, lol.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #30
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..it's actually easier just to repaint, lol.
...thus the remodeling we did in 2008
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