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Old 07-23-2008, 04:01 AM   #61
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Bend the two center prongs up on an old fork about 1/2 way along, I use this to dredge fish through batter as an alternative to a pair of tongs.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:38 AM   #62
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When out of copper cleaner, spread a layer of ketchup over copper area and alow to sit for a couple of minutes or the time it takes to wash your other dishes. Just simply wipe off with a clean sponge and it looks like new!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:16 PM   #63
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Energine is great for getting black scuff marks off your floors......it's normally used as a solvent spot remover and is found in the home products area of a grocery store.....
Rubbing a new, clean tennis ball over a black floor scuff will remove most of them, too. I read this recently and when I tried it on mine, it worked perfectly!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #64
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No-Rinse, All-Purpose Cleaner

You do not need spray cleaners. This old-time recipe cleans floors, woodwork,greasy countertops, and appliances, and even kills mildew. AND
you do not need to rinse.

1 cup of clear ammonia
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup of baking soda
1 gallon of hot water

Mix all ingredients. Pour the solution into a hand-held spray bottle.

I mix this...store in a gallon glass jug. And have a small hand-held spray bottle for just this All-Purpose Cleaner. Aria
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:13 PM   #65
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Someone may have posted this, but I find that those interdental cleaning brushes (the cheap ones) work really well at cleaning in the grooves around the toilet hinges.

Just make sure you throw them in the trash after!
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:12 PM   #66
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Pen Ink/Highlighter Marks From Skin

This is not as creative, but it still works...those little bottles of hand sanitizer remove pen and highlighter ink very very well, just drip a few drops onto your skin where the ink/highlighter mark is and you'll actually be able to see the hand sanitizer lifting the ink off of your skin...plus it cleanses and somewhat moisturizes too
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:59 PM   #67
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I keep a sewing seam ripper handy so I can easily open those pesky plastic food containers.



So much easier than using kitchen scissors!
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #68
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I learned a funky one today. Take a metal coat hanger and run it around inside your staticky shirt to remove the static electricity. It worked!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:38 AM   #69
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Daily tip

Freeze homemade stock, in ice cube bags and get them out as you need them.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:45 AM   #70
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Thats great!!

Keep your ice cream from getting that nasty film, press a piece of wax paper over the top, before putting the lid back on.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #71
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Cornstarch
  • Test for freshness by mixing one teaspoon of vinegar with one teaspoon of cornstarch. The mixture will bubble if the cornstarch is fresh.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #72
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Kitchen Tip of the Day

It would be nice to have cooking/kitchen tip of the day on this site and the others on the miscellaneous forum.

My tip. Have you misplaced the twist tie for your plastic bread sleeve? Twist the plastic bag a couple times to seal close to the last slice. Then open the top and fold back over the loaf to keep in place.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:03 AM   #73
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After grating cheese, grate a raw potato to clean the cheese out of the holes.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:45 AM   #74
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DH loves to grill and does it year round - being that we live in the snow belt that says something. Whyen he needs to clean his grates or rib rack or other greasy yucky grill parts, he puts it in the stationary tub. When the washer drains there it really loosens the stuff and makes it much easier to clean.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:17 PM   #75
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Rubbing a new, clean tennis ball over a black floor scuff will remove most of them, too. I read this recently and when I tried it on mine, it worked perfectly!
You can also just use the white rubber sole of a tennis shoe to remove the black marks. While you are standing wearing the shoes just rub your sole across the mark and it just picks it right up like an eraser. Works like magic. I no longer dread the black marks on the floor.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:35 PM   #76
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To keep from getting the watery liquid on top of your sour cream after it has been used just make sure to level off the sour cream in the container. If it is flat and level you won't get the liquid on top that normally happens after you have opened and used some. Works great!
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #77
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To avoid red wine staining your teeth simply drink a bottle of white wine before you go to bed.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:34 PM   #78
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You can Use WD40 in the Kitchen

I know it sounds strange but it is a water displacement formula so it does well for cleaning things as well as loosening rusty bolts.

Here are a couple of things you can do:
1. Make coffee and tea stains disappear. You might think it strange to use WD-40 in the kitchen, but a little squirt can remove stubborn coffee and tea stains from your countertops. All you have to do is spray it on the stain and wipe it off with a dampened sponge or cloth.

2. Restore your refridgerator to its former glory. While cleaning your kitchen, take a look inside the refrigerator and try not to cringe at all the caked-on food bits. After emptying the contents, spray a little bit of WD-40 on dirty areas and wipe away. Just be sure to give the refrigerator interior a complete wipe-down before putting the food back.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #79
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Here's a question: Do any of you know how to get adhesive off of stoneware? My boyfriend got some new bowls for the apartment and the stickers on them are impossible to remove. . . I got one corner up and was so horrified by the amount of adhesive left on the surface that I stopped immediately. Any help you can offer would be great!

Try a hot blowdryer I use is to loosen the glue on labels.
There is a product called Goo Gone, it's a petroleum product and it does wonders to take adhesives off everything. I use a small bottle of it and it's lasting years. I follow up with soap and water to get the greasy feeling off of the surface.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:30 PM   #80
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WD-40 is one terrific product. Click here 15 Uses For WD-40 for more things you can do with it.
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