|To clean your blender in a
jiffy, partly fill the container with the solution of warm water and liquid
soap, secure the lid and run the motor for a few seconds. Drain the container,
rinse it thoroughly, and set aside to dry thoroughly.
|Avoid long, uninterrupted
use of your blender. It's not meant to be run continuously for more than 2 or 3
times minutes at a stretch. Such misuse can over heat the motor and possibly
cause a breakdown.
|Put the utensils with
handles down in the dishwasher's baskets for most effective cleaning. To save
time putting them back to the drawers, separate knives, forks, and spoons in
|Keep the mixing bowl from
slipping on the countertop when using a handheld mixer by putting a rubberized
mat or a damp cloth under it.
|Place a piece of plastic
wrap over the top of your processor's bowl before you put on the lid. After
processing, you'll be pleased to discover that the usually splatter-splashed
lid has stayed spotless.
|Grind a half lemon, orange,
or other citrus fruit in your garbage disposer to remove bad smells. A cup of
vinegar also does a good job.
|Dispel offensive odors from
your microwave by placing a thick slice of lemon on a paper towel and micro
waving it on high for about a minute and a half . Leave the lemon wedge in the
|Save energy with an
electric stove by turning off the heat before food is completely done. The
elements take few minutes to cool down, so food will continue to cook.
|Empty the bag of your
vacuum cleaner often. Vacuums can't work efficiently if your bag is full. Even
half full bag saps up to 40 percent of the machine's cleaning power.
|Save wear and tear on your
vacuum cleaner by picking up coins, paper clips, staples, hairpins, and other
heavy or sharp objects by hand as you sweep. Sucking them into vacuum cleaner
can damage the fan.
|Be on safe side. Never
store any flammable items, such as, household cleanser, solvents, paint and
paint supplies, old rags, near a gas water heater.