"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-12-2011, 09:09 AM   #141
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,518
Cut a potato in half and jam it in the socket. You can then unscrew the broken piece using the potato as a handle.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #142
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB View Post
Cut a potato in half and jam it in the socket. You can then unscrew the broken piece using the potato as a handle.
Wow! You are so smart!
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 09:38 AM   #143
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
transporting deviled eggs

Put them in paper muffin cups!
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 10:46 AM   #144
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 27,011
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Constance View Post
Put them in paper muffin cups!
Great idea!
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 11:18 AM   #145
Head Chef
 
joesfolk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,737
I have done the potato thing too. Just be sure the power is off and not just the light switch.
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 01:13 PM   #146
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,008
Thanks very much to both of you for the stuck light bulb fixes. The voice of experience is always an unbeatable source.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #147
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
Thanks very much to both of you for the stuck light bulb fixes. The voice of experience is always an unbeatable source.
But did you fix it?
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #148
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhizara View Post
But did you fix it?
Sure did! It worked slick as snot! Didn't even have to wait for the WD40 to sit. Thanks a lot.

GB, I tried Zhizara's fix first because I only have one potato and have plans for it this evening. But that sounds like trick worth remembering.

BTW, I've heard that when they were looking for a water displacement medium, after 39 tries, the 40th "recipe" was what worked. Voila - WD40. ( haven't Wiki'ed it, but it sounds reasonable.)
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #149
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,456
You're welcome Lizzie. I liked GB's idea too, but didn't know about it when it happened to me. I'm happy for you it worked. It's kind of scary, I know, when it happens. Now if/when it happens again, you have two solutions!
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #150
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,341
used the convection part of my micro. baked every thing on to surfaces. did my tried and true. put quart measure cup filled with water. put on high for twenty minutes. it always works like a charm. wiped inside first with paper towels and gave a quick swipe with mr.clean eraser sponges. nice and shiny.
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 09:03 PM   #151
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 15,021
To clean soap scum off your glass shower doors, use fabric softner sheets it really cuts it.
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 07:50 AM   #152
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,008
This maybe should go in the venting thread, but in my opinion consumers were sold a bill of goods so far as replacing a good old shower curtain with beautiful clear glass shower enclosures. How many hours are spent trying to keep them pristine or even decent-looking, I wonder. With Simon's hint, maybe not as many.

And the other day I noticed a new cleaning product on the supermarket shelf - one made especially for the new high-efficiency washers. Now that's not fair - plain old washers don't need a separate product to keep them clean.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:07 AM   #153
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 48,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
...How many hours are spent trying to keep them pristine or even decent-looking, ...

A quick spray with Scrubbing Bubbles and rinsing is all it takes. If it takes more than a minute it means you ran out of the spray. I much prefer any effort need to clean the glass over the billowing hassle of a shower curtain.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:26 AM   #154
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 27,011
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
A quick spray with Scrubbing Bubbles and rinsing is all it takes. If it takes more than a minute it means you ran out of the spray. I much prefer any effort need to clean the glass over the billowing hassle of a shower curtain.
And plastic shower curtains give off toxic fumes when they get heated by the hot water of the shower.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:28 AM   #155
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
And plastic shower curtains give off toxic fumes when they get heated by the hot water of the shower.
I find that hard to believe. Do you have anything to backup that claim?
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 10:37 AM   #156
Head Chef
 
joesfolk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by simonbaker View Post
To clean soap scum off your glass shower doors, use fabric softner sheets it really cuts it.
Simon, thanks for this tip. We just bought a house that has shower doors in the bathroom. I hate the things because they are so hard to clean and can't afford to replace them. Hopefully this tip will make it easier to clean them.
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 11:05 AM   #157
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,456
I'd have to agree with the Scrubbing Bubbles tip. It's so easy to use, just spray and wipe. Easy and effective.
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 11:14 AM   #158
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 13,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
This maybe should go in the venting thread, but in my opinion consumers were sold a bill of goods so far as replacing a good old shower curtain with beautiful clear glass shower enclosures. How many hours are spent trying to keep them pristine or even decent-looking, I wonder. With Simon's hint, maybe not as many.

And the other day I noticed a new cleaning product on the supermarket shelf - one made especially for the new high-efficiency washers. Now that's not fair - plain old washers don't need a separate product to keep them clean.
A friend of mine who was a "professional" house cleaner taught me two tricks: one, was to use boat (marine) wax on your shower walls (lasts about 3 months with 2 people in the house) and the other was to clean the shower door with a product that removes all the residue, rinse with vinegar, and then to oil the door with lemon oil (furniture oil). I no longer have a glass shower door, but I still wax my shower stall...and it WORKS. I have used paste car wax, boat wax, and even liquid wax. Yes, it involves elbow grease (I use my Shark steamer to clean the shower and get the old wax off), but it WORKS. The one product I have always liked for getting rid of hard-water rust is ZUD. Can't get it here, but I bring it back from the States whenever I go.

Oh--I use a squeegee after each shower--I spray the walls with vinegar and water and then squeeqee them. The wax lasts about 2-3 months.
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #159
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 16,349
We drink a lot of iced tea here in the South, which means I brew a lot of tea in our house. It's been years since I've had to fish tea bags out of my pitcher because of what I do.

I have a bamboo skewer (the kind for kabobs) that I use to tie the tea bag strings onto before putting them into the pitcher. Then, I simply bridge the opening of the pitcher with the skewer, pour the hot water in and let the tea steep. When it's through steeping I lift the skewer, with the tea bags, away from the pitcher and ditch the tea bags. Works like a charm.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 01:07 PM   #160
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 16,349
I haven't had soap scum in any shower, with or without doors, in over a dozen years and I haven't cleaned those showers in as many years. We, faithfully, use something called Clean Shower. Has worked like a charm on all types of our shower surfaces, including glass doors and we don't squeegee or anything. I love, love, love it.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.