Acrylic Flooring Part Deux, Why Do We Do This Again?

Dear Home Ec 101,

I like your suggestion of using an acrylic polish, but the PLEDGE web site I saw said:
“Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Finish should be removed from your floor every 6 to 8 applications, or annually, with a solution of 1 cup ammonia and 1/4 cup Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Concentrated Cleaner in 1/2 gallon cool water.

To Rinse or Not, That is the Dishwasher Loading Question

Dear Home-Ec 101,

My Mom, love her, former home ec teacher, but not strong as a housekeeper…recently I was at her house and as always the sink was full of dirty dishes. Just dishes, no water. So, I wanted to fill it with hot soapy water and the dishes , to have them soak a bit.

Bubbles on a Smooth Top Range

Dear Home Ec 101,

My husband finally broke down and bought us a new stove and fridge last week. They deliver the stove and I’m so freaked out because he got a ceramic stove top. I told him I only wanted the coil burner type because the ceramic tops are such hard work to keep clean and easy to damage.

Mildew In a Coffee Maker’s Reservoir

Dear Home-Ec 101:

I have a coffeemaker with a removable water reservoir. I turns out that it never totally empties and now it smells musty. I have tried cleaning it with vinegar and denture tablets as suggested.

Any other ideas?

I live in southern Louisiana and musty smells are a way of life, but not in my coffeemaker!

Smoking Electric Stove Burners and How to Deal

Dear Home Ec 101,

I have lived in 3 apartments in the past 5 years and every single one has had smoking stove burners. At my first apartment, I thought maybe the burners just had some cleaner left on them from the last tenants so I took them out and cleaned them thoroughly with water.