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Old 05-07-2015, 10:00 AM   #23061
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I've been cleaning my kitchen cupboards and getting a couple of boxes ready for the thrift shop. The other day I pulled out a couple of old Pyrex pie plates that had so much baked on gunk around the decorative edges and handles that I was ashamed to put them into the donation box! Then I remembered a tip that I think the Chief posted about using ammonia to clean the baked on gunk from stove grates. I put the pie plates into a 2 1/2 gallon Hefty ziplok bag and poured 1/2 cup of ammonia into the top pie plate. I sealed the bag and let it sit for 24 hours. This morning I washed the two pie plates in hot sudsy water with a sponge scrubber and the gunk came right off with no scrubbing! One of sparkling pie plates went into the donation box and the other went back into the cupboard. Now I have a couple of old casseroles in the "gas chamber"!
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:04 AM   #23062
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...Then I remembered a tip that I think the Chief posted about using ammonia to clean the baked on gunk from stove grates...
I've been using ammonia like that for years. It does a great job on stove parts. Now that the weather is warmer, I have to give the stove top parts another go in the magic green bag.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:07 AM   #23063
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I've been using ammonia like that for years. It does a great job on stove parts. Now that the weather is warmer, I have to give the stove top parts another go in the magic green bag.
I was totally amazed at the results, I wish I had tried this years ago! It would have saved me years of guilt and shame over being too lazy to scrub my old clear Pyrex dishes!
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:48 AM   #23064
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Details! Someone give me details about the ammonia and the magic green bag! Isn't ammonia unbearably strong? Enough to knock you out?
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:17 AM   #23065
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Details! Someone give me details about the ammonia and the magic green bag! Isn't ammonia unbearably strong? Enough to knock you out?
It is very strong!

I just used 1/2 cup of household ammonia poured into the dirty plate and placed it in a ziplok bag for 24 hours. The seal on the bag was tight enough to keep the fumes from leaking out. You could use any size plastic bag and seal it with a twist tie. If you can set it outside that would solve the problem of fumes. When I'm done cleaning pots I will use the leftover ammonia to do a little cleaning. Be very careful not to mix the ammonia with any other household cleaners, especially those containing chlorine bleach. The fumes from that combination can knock you out and eventually kill you.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:42 AM   #23066
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Shrek's Medicare goes with him and I am covered until the 31st for insurance purposes. I start my new job the 28th and will be covered then.

We will be using the same Doctors Mom and Dad use in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The closest place with a Cardiology Team.

I will be off DC for about 2 weeks starting the 15th. Otherwise I will never leave the computer alone and get things done.
Good ole Medicare. And I am glad you have all bases covered. Can you still take advantage of Cobra coverage until your new insurance kicks in? Or does that kick in immediately on the first day of employment? It has been so long since I was part of the work force that I haven't even tried to keep up with all the changes. And with the total coverage I now have, I have no need to try and keep up.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:51 AM   #23067
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Shrek's Medicare goes with him and I am covered until the 31st for insurance purposes. I start my new job the 28th and will be covered then.

We will be using the same Doctors Mom and Dad use in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The closest place with a Cardiology Team.

I will be off DC for about 2 weeks starting the 15th. Otherwise I will never leave the computer alone and get things done.
I understand that one. Don't forget to mention that in the MIA thread.

And have a great move. (Mentioning it now in case I don't "see you" before you leave.)
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Thanks everyone for the reminder about the ammonia for cleaning stove parts, etc.
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Cleaning. You know how something just gets out of hand? Weeks ago someone mentioned Alice's Restaurant so I ordered the movie from Netflix. We will be watching it tonight, with 6 other neighbors, in my small living room. I thought one or two would show up, prompting my saying I would provide popcorn. So I will be making popcorn also today.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:00 PM   #23070
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Absolutely, three weeks between time clocks!

WOW PF, I have been vaguely aware of what you guys were up too. Good luck!!
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