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Bottle opener alternative
Use a nutcracker as a bottle opener. Thanks to Janet from Mesa.
To keep bugs out of your flour, freeze the flour for 24 hours before opening. Thanks to Donna from Scottsdale.
To treat the sting of burns, use lavender oil. Thanks to Diane from Phoenix.
Cleaning glass coffee carafes
To clean a glass coffee carafe, put 2 tbsp salt, a squirt of lemon juice, and a few ice cubes into the carafe. Swirl around until the stains are removed. Wash with warm soapy water. Thanks to Terry from Glendale.
Cleaning stainless steel grills
To clean the outside of your stainless steel grill, use oven cleaner. Be sure to rinse well afterward! Thanks to Bob from Tempe.
Disposing of cooking grease and oil
When emptying hot grease or cooking oil, add a small amount of detergent to the pan before pouring into the sink, then add more detergent with the garbage disposal running to prevent grease from clogging the pipes. Thanks to John from Tempe.
Freshening your dishwasher
To freshen your dishwasher, add a scoop of Tang to the dishwasher during the next wash cycle. Thanks to Barbara from Tempe.
Keeping the broiler clean
Use Reynold’s non-stick wrap to line your broiler pan for fast and easy clean up. Thanks to Millie from Paradise Valley.
Keeping the crockpot clean
Use turkey basting bags to line your crock pot for a fast and easy clean up. Thanks to Monica from Tempe.
Keeping the oven clean
Use a silicon sheet on the bottom of the oven to make spill clean-ups quick and easy. Thanks to Kathy from Rio Verde.
Removing hard water stains
To remove hard water stains, use lime juice and baking soda as a paste. Thanks to Paula from La Stalla.
To remove hard water stains, make a paste of vinegar and baking soda 50/50, pour the baking soda on, then put on the vinegar. Thanks to Amy from Queen Creek.
Sharpening garbage disposal blades
To keep garbage disposal blades sharp, throw ice cubes down the disposal and run it until the cubes are gone. Thanks to Vince from Mesa.
Take fruit out of bags when you get home; leave squash, zucchini, and romaine lettuce open; store potatoes in a cool dark space. Thanks to Larry from Boxed Greens.