Pressure cooler cleaner
Here is a simple tip to keep the inside of your Pressure Cooker (made of aluminum) sparkling white. Pour water in the Pressure Cooker and place the pressure pans with the cooking ingredients. Put 1-2 pieces of lemon, a small ball of tamarind or any other citric ingredient in the water. Pressure-cook the dish the normal way. After cooking, the pan will sparkle white and the usual stains will disappear. For old stubborn stains, you may require to repeat the exercise. Gas oven cleaner
Your burners and ovens often accumulate greasy grime that are just not easy to scrub away.
Here's a solution: pour a tablespoon of vinegar on a sponge and wipe the stains on the gas stove carefully. This will make them come off easily. Then clean the stove the usual way, with some detergent and water. Your gas burner will sparkle like a new one. Of course, don't let the water filter into the burner where the flame comes from, since it takes a long time to dry till which your burner's useless. Glassware cleaner
Add a cup of vinegar to a sink of warm water. Gently dip the glass or china in the solution and let dry. The vinegar will remove all the grease and leave the items sparkling clean. Jar odouriser
Rinse with vinegar. This will remove the odour or smells and clear any grease residue Tea pot grime
Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the teapot, and then wipe away the grime. Egg on the floor
It can be cleaned up easily by sprinkling salt on it and then wiping it off with a vinegar solution. Steel worktops
Can be wiped clean with a vinegar-dampened cloth. Bad odours removed
Use absorbent powders in those corners at home, where the chances of bad odour emanating are highest. Baking soda is one such absorbent powder that you can easily find at home. Place open packages of it in the refrigerator, bathroom, next to the garbage can. To deodorise carpets, sprinkle on, let stand and vacuum
Avoid throwing fish scales/ fins etc. or waste entrails of chicken directly into the garbage bin, as they tend to decompose fast and emit unpleasant odour. Instead, pack and store them in the freezer compartment till you are ready to dispose off directly to the garbage collector. Rust removers
To prevent sparingly used knives from getting rusty, wash and dry the blades thoroughly after use. Coat the surface with fat or lard and wrap well with paper before keeping away for next use. The blades will not rust.
Clean your stainless steel tea / soup strainer by holding it directly on the flame for a while. Gently brush it before washing with a plastic brush (an old toothbrush would be ideal) using some scouring powder and soap. Then rinse well with water. The strainer will sparkle like a new one Egg smell
The lingering odour of fish or eggs on crockery, cutlery and even hands, can be effectively removed by rubbing them with a little gram flour first and then cleaning the usual way. Alternatively, mix a little gram flour with cleaning powder and then scrub the vessels Fungus free pickle
Before bottling a pickle, put two or three tablespoons of vinegar into the bottle and shake well so that the bottle has a coating of vinegar. This will prevent the formation of fungus in the pickle. Some more useful tips :
- To keep away lizards, place egg shells in the corner of the room.
- Apply some edible oil on your brass /copper show pieces for a lovely sheen.
- Burn used mosquito mats to keep away mosquitoes / away during power failure.
- Use the filtered residue of coffee powder to scrub any slippery floor especially the bathrooms.
- Use vinegar dipped duster to clean the dirty kitchen platform of the oily dirt
- Rub boric powder in the fridge to keep away the cockroaches.
- Rub some talc powder on the hinges of the refrigerator to avoid it making squeaky noises.
- Keep some cloves in the sugar pot to keep away the ants.
- Sprinkle some turmeric powder near the ant pathways to keep away the ants.
- To clean stained sinks use polythene scrub with Vim and a drop of Coconut oil and scrub in a circular motion for sparkling results.
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