Scrubbing a blender can be time consuming not to
mention frustrating. Fill the blender about
half-way with very hot water and generous amount
of dishwashing liquid. Before turning it on,
throw in a couple of medium-sized ice cubes to
dislodge any insistent pieces of food.
This is easy. Take small sheet of aluminum foil.
Turn shiniest side out. Dampen chrome with water
and polish with foil. As you "polish"
chrome with tin-foil, it'll turn black but your
chrome will shine like new.
Clean up those ugly stains on your cutting board
by using a couple of teaspoons of liquid bleach
in a dishpan full of warm water and scrub away.
Be sure and rinse board several times with very
hot water to alleviate all trace of bleach. Your
board will look like new.
Have you discovered that simply running the wash
cycle on your dishwasher doesn't get rid of the
stains and dinginess? Use simple powdered laundry
bleach instead of dishwasher detergent in empty
dishwasher. Not only will it clean away dirt and
stains, but it'll disinfect too.
Sometimes scouring powders often leave stove
looking old and dull. Try a little liquid car
polish and damp cloth to brighten enamel or
metal. It will also help the food and grease to
come off more easily.
Just because your freezer doesn't ice up doesn't
mean it won't get dirty or collect odors. Mix 1/2
cup of isopropyl alcohol with a dishpan full of
lukewarm water. The alcohol will loosen any icy
matter and sponge away dirt and odors. Best of
all, because alcohol evaporates rapidly, you
don't have to dry!
If you have a steel sink it's easy to gather rust
stains. Make a thick paste of baking soda and
water, leave it on the stains while you go
shopping. When you return, buff the entire sink
in the paste with a damp cloth and then rinse.
When they are clean, but still look dirty - fill
the washer with water, put in the usual amount of
detergent, then add 1/2 cup automatic dishwashing
detergent. This is a magic formula that works
wonders on most stains!
No one likes to clean the oven but this is an
easy and efficient method. Sponge on a generous
amount of household ammonia before going to bed
and close the oven door. The next morning let the
oven air out, and then wipe it clean with no fuss
Oven racks are hard to clean but they don't have
to be. Soak the racks in bathtub. Fill the tub
with hot water, add dishwasher brand detergent
and a little white vinegar to cut the grease.
Soak, rinse and done!
Here's a great hint to restore shine to the
surface of your refrigerator. Use a mild solution
of vinegar and water. Apply it with an old, soft
cotton rag (like a discarded t-shirt). It will
cut the grease and shine the surface!