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Old 05-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #361
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To clean out your coffee grinder after grinding spices, place the heel from a loaf of bread in it and grind away. The bread will pick up all the loose spices left behind. Stale bread does a lousy job. Use the fresh soft one.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #362
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To clean out your coffee grinder after grinding spices, place the heel from a loaf of bread in it and grind away. The bread will pick up all the loose spices left behind. Stale bread does a lousy job. Use the fresh soft one.

A handful of uncooked rice works well too.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #363
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That beetroot stain can varnish just by using bicarbonate. Amaizing!
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #364
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That vanilla essence can keep your fridge smelling fresh.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #365
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That egg white can be used on your skin face as a musk to clean your blocked pores. You just glow in one day.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #366
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That mayonnaise together with the egg york make a good hair conditioner (for all hair types this is) ...:-)
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #367
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That we have to hold our monitors sideways so your avatar is properly oriented?
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #368
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We should have a tips and tricks thread, then we can put all this type of info in the same place
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #369
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We do, Kylie, but darned if I can find it! Maybe someone with a better memory than mind can help dig it up.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:18 AM   #370
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Here it 'tis!

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ips-39207.html

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:39 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, 09:56 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, 10:01 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, 10:45 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, 10:51 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, 04:21 PM   #377
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Three threads merged...
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:43 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, 05:18 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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