Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Cleaning tip

Christian has yet again been moaning about the lack of girly posts on this blog. So, especially for him, here is my top cleaning tip of the month:

Difficulty in getting your stainless steel appliances to sparkle like the day you bought them? Fed up with streaky marks?

Simply wipe over with baking soda! Your stainless steel with be spotless, streak and grease free in a jiffy.

If you are REALLY boring and have nothing better to do with your life than clean, wipe a thin layer of baby oil over the steel to give it that final sparkle.


Blogger Chris said...

Here's one for getting crap off enamal pots and pans - dip in hot water, then lay flat upside down (to trap the steam) for half an hour. Then wrap used eggs shells in a cloth, sprinkle with salt, and rub off the muck!
I've not actually tried this, I just read about it in this month's Organic Life magazine and in intrigued me. Could be bollocks.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Christian Briddon said...

As we are talking cleaning tips I feel I have to add my own.

If you are trying to clean a mirror or a window and can't get rid of streaks, use a piece of screwed up newspaper instead of a cloth. Streak-free, guaranteed!!

I have tried this and it works, something to do with whats in the ink or something.

4:31 PM  
Blogger rach said...

now you see I've tried that one. Maybe I'm not using enough elbow grease but my windows are always a bit streaky in certain light, even with newspaper

5:44 PM  
Blogger rach said...

by the way Chris, any other pearls of wisdom from 'Organic life'? Do you actually pay to subscribe to this? Are you turning into swampy?

5:45 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I have a cleaning tip, discussed heavily during a recent trip to the pub, I think (saves washing your own glasses).

Invest in a large amount of cling film. Cover your dinner plate in said product before serving. Use knife and fork with care.

Upon finishing your meal, simply peel away the cling film from the plate, discard casually, and replace the plate in the cupboard.

Another tip: get a maid.

Another tip: eat out.

Another tip: don't dust, you'll smear things. Use a garden leaf blower and blow the dust away. (Always start at the end of the room furthest from the door).

Finally, new double glazing and a decorator are a virtually effort free way to achieve cleanliness.

9:34 PM  
Blogger rach said...

Tim, this is all matcho nonsense! I know for a fact that your house is passably clean. Or do you just make a special effort when we come to stay?

9:58 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Actually, yes, Organic Life mag had a whole section about cleaning kitchen items using only environmentally sound items (such as lemon juice). If you want I can scan it. It was quite interesting!
Organic Life isn't as hippy as it sounds. It is aimed at people who like to eat and live healthily, and still wish to wash at the same time!

12:17 PM  

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