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Tips'n'Tricks 4 Utensil Care

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by tejudatla, Feb 2, 2007.

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    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Utensil Care[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>1. <SMALL>Soak burnt pans with solution of ammonia and water for an hour after that clean with used lemon & then with soap & water.The burn residue will come right off.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>2. <SMALL>For a smelly Cutting Board rub it with a sliced lemon or lime.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>3. <SMALL>If Bottles are Smelly-- Fill bottle half-full of water and add 1 tablespoon of mustard or baking soda. Shake well and allow to stand for about 1 hour.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>4. <SMALL>If Bottles are Dirty-- If the bottle brush just doesn't cut it, fill the bottle half-full of warm soapy water and add a handful of split peas. Shake vigorously.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>5. <SMALL>Remove stains from vases by rubbing with a vinegar soaked paper towel.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>6. <SMALL>To get rid of the white residue on glasses after washing them in the dishwasher, run the dishwasher with glasses only and one cup of vinegar.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>7. <SMALL>To clean oil containers or flasks without a mess,add bits of old newspapers, a little soap powder and water, shake well and then clean it with water.The container will sparkle like new.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>8. <SMALL>If Aluminumware is Stained or darkened --Boil 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar in 1 quart of water for 10 minutes to lighten darkened aluminum.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>9. <SMALL>If Aluminumware is Dirty ---Boil apple peels in aluminum pots: it will make cleaning them (the pots) much easier</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>10. <SMALL>On non stick cookware, stubborn stains can be removed by boiling 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 cup of water for ten minutes.</SMALL>
    <TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>11. <SMALL>Spirits of camphor will remove grass stains and other stains from white shoes.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>12. <SMALL>To remove cooked-on residue from a nonstick skillet, cover with 1/2-inch of water. Heat until the water boils; the cooked food will loosen and can be wiped away.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>13. <SMALL>Cleaning vessels - Add a handful of common salt to the washing powder to clean them .</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>14. <SMALL>Add some citric acid to cleaning powder for cleaning brass and copper ware.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>15. <SMALL>If Dishes or Plates are Stained-- Soak overnight in a mixture of hot water and soda. Then rub in a vinegar moisten cloth dipped in salt. This works very well with tea stains.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>16. <SMALL>Rub used lemon halves dipped in salt over greasy pans.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>17. <SMALL>Save old toothbrushes for quick cleaning of difficult corners and grooves.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>18. <SMALL>Cleaning Silver Ornaments - Dip it in the curd whey for atleast an hour or so & then wash with soap .They will sparkle.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>19. <SMALL>Cleaning Mirrors or Glass - Rub them first with wet and then with dry newspaper. If the stain still doesn't goes rub it vigorously, your mirror will sparkle without leaving any marks.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>20. <SMALL>Cleaning pots- While pots are still hot, drizzle with a little vinegar, sprinkle with salt, rub with a sponge, and rinse.</SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>21. <SMALL>Clean copper pots- Sprinkle them with lemon juice, then with salt, and rub with the cut side of a halved lemon.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>22. <SMALL>Cleaning of enameled cast-iron pots - Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda in the pot and pour boiling water over it.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>23. <SMALL>To brighten aluminum utensils - Mix 1 quarts water and 4 tablespoons cream of tartar, vinegar, or acid foods.and boil for 10 minutes. Rinse & scour lightly with a steel-wool soap pad, then rinse it again.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>24. <SMALL>Coffee pots come out sparkling clean when washed with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of salt, a pinch of baking soda & a little water. All you have to do is to rub mixture on with a wet dish cloth and rinse. See the results.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>25. <SMALL>For washing dishes, add a tablespoon of baking soda to your soapy water and see the difference it will softens your hands while cutting through grease.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>26. <SMALL>Inside of the cooker is black - Boil it by adding a piece of tamarind or lemon peel to the cooker .</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>27. <SMALL>Copper cookware can be cleaned using salt and vinegar.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>28. <SMALL>If Ironware is Greasy-- Pour in lots of salt and you can easily wipe up both the grease and the salt with paper towels.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>29. <SMALL>Deodorize cutting boards by rubbing them with a paste of baking soda and water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>30. <SMALL>Cleaning your grater after shredding cheese? Try grating a raw potato after the cheese. The potato clears the gummy cheese out of the holes</SMALL>
     
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    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Utensil Care[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>31. <SMALL>If Thermos Bottle is Dirty --Fill with warm water plus 1 heaping teaspoon of baking soda. Let sit overnight then clean and rinse thoroughly.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>32. <SMALL>If Teflon is Stained --In the utensil, boil a mixture of 1 cup water, 1/2 cup bleach and 2 tablespoons baking soda. Then wash in warm suds. Recoat the Teflon with oil before using it.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>33. <SMALL>If Stainless Steel is Stained-- If you have rainbow like stains on your stainless steel, they are permanent. If you have brownish stains, soak a cloth in full strength ammonia and place of stain for at least 30 minutes. Wash normally (always use ammonia in a well ventilated area only.)</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>34. <SMALL>If Scissors are Dull-- cut a piece of sandpaper into strips. You'll not only develop a lovely collection of sandpaper pieces, but you will sharpen your scissors as well.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>35. <SMALL>If Pots and Pans are Smelly-- Wash them in salt water or in hot soapy water plus a dash of ammonia.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>36. <SMALL>If Pots and Pans are Greasy-- Hot soaking in soda water as with other greasy dishes.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>37. <SMALL>If Pots and Pans are Burned-- For aluminum, iron, ceramic, Pyrex and stainless pots, first scrape out what you can (use a wooden spoon for minimal damage). Then partly fill with water and strong detergent. Boil for 10 minutes then let stand overnight. Pour of the water and the burned part will be cleanable with a scouring pad or steel wool. For aluminum pans, the following trick often works. Boil an onion in the pan, the burned stuff will detach itself and float to the top.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>38. <SMALL>If Plasticware is Stained --Soak for 20 minutes in a gallon of warm water plus 1 cup of bleach. Wipe dry and then wash normally.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>39. <SMALL>If your Oven is Dirty-- Sprinkle a combination of salt and cinnamon on any spillovers that occur while baking. Not only does it prevent the burnt Smokey smell from filling the house, but you should also be able to use a spatula to lift the whole piece after the oven cools.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>40. <SMALL>If Dishes or Plates are Greasy-- Soak in hot water with baking soda. Chemically, baking soda plus grease equals soap, not soap to wash the baby mind you, but soap just the same.</SMALL>
    <TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>41. <SMALL>If your Microwave Oven is Smelly-- Chop half a lemon into 4 pieces. Put them in a small bowl with 1 cup of water and a few whole cloves. Boil for 5 minutes.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>42. <SMALL>If Dishes or Plates are Smelly-- Wash them in salty water, or use a little ammonia in hot soapy water. You can also add a little ground mustard to the water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>43. <SMALL>If Your Hands have fish ordor, do as you would for the onion, then rub your hands with lemon rind.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>44. <SMALL>If Your Hands are Smelly-- If you have a lingering onion smell on your hands, trying rinsing them with cold water, rubbing them with salt, and then rewashing them. You can also rubbing your hands with half of a potato.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>45. <SMALL>If Your Hands are Greasy-- Very hot water will generally dissolve and remove most food grease. Next time, for greasing cooking pans, wear wax paper or a plastic bag as a glove.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>46. <SMALL>If Your Hands are Burned-- Vanilla will help to take away the initial pain, so will a paste of baking soda and water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>47. <SMALL>If Grinder is Dirty-- Run a piece of bread through it before you wash it.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>48. <SMALL>If Grinder is Clogged-- Insert a crumpled piece of wax paper and keep grinding away. The paper will force every last piece of food out that would not move by itself.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>49. <SMALL>If Grater is Smelly-- Rub a hard crust of bread over it.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>50. <SMALL>If Glass Bakeware is Stuck-- Together(glasses) Put cold water in the one and the the bottom one in hot water. They should come apart.</SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>51. <SMALL>If Glass Bakeware is Stained-- If the stains are coffee stains, make tea in the utensil, the tannic acid in the tea should remove the coffee stands (but don't let it stand too long or you will have to look for ways to remove tea stains.)</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>52. <SMALL>If Garbage Disposal is Smelly-- Grind up half a lemon, orange or grapefruit it it. Never throw lemon rinds out, keep them in quarters in a plastic bag in your freezer. Throw a lemon rind quarter down the disposal whenever it starts to smell funny.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>53. <SMALL>If Forks are Dirty --Try cleaning them with an old toothbrush!</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>54. <SMALL>To remove lime deposits from your tea kettle, fill them with equal parts of vinegar and water. Bring to a boil and allow to stand overnight.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>55. <SMALL>If your Omelet Pan is Sticky-- Don't use soap and water on it now. Pour a small mound of salt in it and scrub it with a paper towel moistened with cooking oil. Wipe it out with a clean paper towel. (This is the best way to clean a wok as well.)</SMALL>
     
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