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Always use sharp knives

Always use sharp knives

Always use sharp knives. Not only is it safer but also it will make your work much more efficient.

Sticking grater

Sticking grater

To keep cheese from sticking to the grater first spray the grater with non-stick cooking spray - it works a charm!

Opening jars

Opening jars

If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves, they give a non-slip grip that makes opening easy.

Rinse cups with honey

Rinse cups with honey

If you have to pour honey, molasses, corn syrup or other liquid glues into your glass measuring cup, rinse the cup with cold water first, it will be easier to wash afterwards.

Washing kitchen sponges

Washing kitchen sponges

To kill bacteria in kitchen sponges (the cleaning variety that is - not cake), put them into the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds, and then wash in the usual way. BE CAREFUL - they are very hot in the centre so make sure you run them under cold water before squeezing.

Rinse glassware

Rinse glassware

Rinse glassware in a solution of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water after washing with soap. This will make the glassware gleam and clean.

Opening jars

Opening jars

If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give an on-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

Oil substitute

Oil substitute

If you don't have any oil at hand when doors and hinges begin to squeak, you will find that a smear of butter or margarine is a good

Cleaning your crystals

Cleaning your crystals

Add a tsp. each, of salt and vinegar to soap water for washing crystals and crockery to make them crystal clean and sparkling.

To clean your gas lighters

To clean your gas lighters

Open and clean the spring and insides of your gas lighter, every month, to make it last doubly longer. Just clean insides with a soft clean cloth and twig or skewer.
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