1) Easy range hood
filter cleaning (no, really!)
2) Microwave cooking and
health – a concern?
3) Homebrew ( read ‘cheap’)
1) I’ve recently stumbled across the easiest method ever for cleaning that nasty,
greasy aluminum mesh filter in your range hood. You know, the one we all ignore for as long as possible?
Well, here’s a way to clean it that’s actually fun! Um, OK, maybe not fun, but doggone close, and really fast too!
Get yourself a box of ‘natural laundry booster’, or ‘water softener’ - ‘20 Mule Team Borax’ is one famous
brand - and, as we men always say just before 90% of our emergency room visits, ‘Watch this, dear!’
Half-fill a filter-sized dishpan with very warm water, and add ½ cup or so of this stuff. Stir until dissolved, and immerse the filter.
If your pan’s a bit small, just tip the filter in as best you can. Wait a
few seconds, then scrub very lightly with a small scrub-brush, old toothbrush, etc,
and your filter will look nearly new again. Neat!
need to experiment further with this product, it somehow eluded
the ‘radar screen’ for all these years. And let me know your experiences with it – I’d really like to hear more about this stuff.
It’s nonabrasive, and if it does all the jobs listed on the box, we have a winner, dear!
2) Every so often I hear or
read about the damage microwave ovens do to our food at the
molecular level, and how that damage can be detrimental to our health. I admit to having been skeptical even though I was aware of the danger of warming blood for transfusions in MW’s and had read
warnings against heating infants’ milk using them.
But lately I’ve been hearing more on the subject and discovered a
lot of online information, mainly at Dr. Mercola’s website listed below. Evidently the Soviet Union outlawed the use of microwave ovens in the 70’s based on what looks like some pretty valid research.
The more I read, the more uncomfortable I get…See what you think.
and search on ‘microwave’.
3) Here on the hill we’ve
been making our own window cleaner by the gallon for years, and it’s a
better product than we were buying, and cheaper too! We
found this ‘recipe’ many years ago and have used it enthusiastically ever since.
you’d like to try it:
To an empty
gallon jug, add:
1 tsp liquid DW detergent (‘Dawn’ works well)
½ cup sudsy ammonia
1 pt. rubbing alcohol
top off the gallon with tap water
That’s it! Pour some
into a spray bottle and you’re done! I’ve used this stuff for windows, microwave ovens and other appliances, and many
other general cleaning jobs around here for a long time, and really like it.
Well, that’s it for this month.
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