Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen’

Tackling Difficult Stains on a Smooth Top Stove

Dear Home Ec 101, I am well acquainted with the razor blade to clean the dried food spots on my smooth-top stove; however, there are “places” on my stove that cannot be felt with the fingers, and there is nothing to scrape with the razor blade, they’re just mars, I guess. I have a less…

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Fighting Back Against That Lived-In Look

Hi Home-Ec 101, I admit, I am a terrible housekeeper, but I am trying to improve, and I long for a house I can be proud of. We have lived in our 1957 Cape Cod home for 8 years. It probably came with a certain amount of wear and tear, but our 3 kids, 2…

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How to Clean a Standard Oven

Dear Home-Ec 101, I’ve scoured your site and haven’t found a post about cleaning an oven. Can you give me some pointers. I am 30 years old and NEVER cleaned an oven a day in my life…. I am nervous. Signed, It’s Gotten Smoky in Here Heather says Cleaning an oven takes energy, the food…

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Organizational Sunday Challenge 8: Let the Lids Go

Heather says: Last week’s refrigerator clean out challenge likely freed up some leftover containers. Today your mission is to pull out all of your storage containers and make sure each and every one has a lid. The lid should actually fit and create a seal. If not? Toss it in the recycling bin. I’ve found…

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How To Clean And Shine a Dull, Grimy Kitchen Table

Dear Home Ec 101, I love receiving your info! So much fun to read! Anyway, I really need help with the following: I bought a beautiful dining room table and chairs from a friend with children. Unfortunately, she has never instilled the clean-hands rule with them and the table is sticky and dulled with finger…

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Keeping The Kitchen Clean: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

It’s said to be the heart of the home. The kitchen is certainly the most used area with a lot of traffic. It’s also the source of a lot of work, but there is a certain satisfaction in making it clean and shiny. Here are some articles that might help you; click the title of…

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A Home-Ec 101 Guide: How To Clean Home Appliances

They are our modern day servants and we are at a loss when our home appliances stop working. By taking care of them and keeping them clean you can extend the life of your appliances so they can help you through your daily life. To read more about the article just click on the title.…

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Cutting Board Care

Dear Home-Ec 101, I’m interested in learning proper care of a wooden cutting board. I use one for veggies, and meats (I use bleach on it after it has been used for meats) and a separate board for fruits. The reason is that if I cut fruits on the cleaned veggie board, the flavors of…

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Can This Smelly Freezer Be Saved?

Dear Home-Ec 101, Help! Due to a series of unfortunate events, my small chest freezer (that sits under the house) was left unplugged for 3 WEEKS! Of course the entire inventory was a total loss, but the real problem is the SMELL. It really smelled like something died down there, and it permeated the house for…

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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…

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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 delivered the stove and I’m so freaked out because he got a ceramic smooth top range. I told him I only wanted the coil burner type because the ceramic tops are such hard work to…

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

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