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Monthly Archives: January 2018
Microwave, toaster, convection oven, food processor turn the hard work of cooking into a pleasant occupation, significantly reducing your time in the kitchen. Of course, all these devices require some care. We will tell you how to quickly and efficiently wash this household equipment.
With a microwave oven, you can quickly cook, heat or defrost food. Microwave ovens have found their use not only in home life, they have become a favorite household appliance for office workers.
To clean the microwave outside, use a glass cleaner. It can be used both in pure form and diluted in water in a ratio of two to one.
This means can also wash the inside of the microwave oven. To do this, pour the water solution of the cleaning agent into the bowl (especially for microwave ovens) and set it to maximum heat for a few minutes. Under the influence of steam, fat and other contaminants soften, you will only have to wipe them with a microfiber cloth. Then rinse thoroughly the remnants of household chemicals from surfaces and wipe with a dry cloth. Leave the microwave oven open until it is completely dry.
Clean the microwave oven with vinegar or citric acid. In a ceramic cup, pour a hundred grams of water and add a spoonful of vinegar or half a standard sachet of citric acid. Depending on the power of your stove, heat the cup until the water boils and vaporization all surfaces. Open the microwave, remove the cup and wipe the inside with a microfiber cloth.
Instead of vinegar, you can use a solution of baking soda (one tablespoon of soda to a glass of water). All further actions as with a solution of vinegar.
Quickly to prepare crispy croutons a toaster is capable. He, like any household appliance in our kitchen, needs cleaning from time to time. Cleaning the toaster is not only necessary from the outside. With prolonged use of the device, crumbs accumulate in it, which burns, not only emit an unpleasant smell, but also reduce the efficiency of the toaster.
Before you start cleaning the toaster, disconnect it from the mains. Wait for the toaster to cool completely. Remember, wash the toaster under running water or immerse it in water is prohibited.
The body of the device can be cleaned with baking washing soda. Washing soda should be applied to the sponge and rub the outer surface, applying a little more effort in places of greatest pollution. Then the remaining soda is wiped with a microfiber sponge.
The inner surface of the toaster must be freed from crumbs. To do this, spread the paper or cloth on the kitchen table (so that the crumbs are more convenient to clean). In the nest to load bread slices, pour large salt. Then you need to close the slots, for example, with parchment paper, fix it (you can with an adhesive tape). The next stage will be a good toaster shake. Salt cleans the toaster of the sticky crumbs and carbon deposits. Now the paper needs to be removed and the toaster shaken out. Remains of salt should be disposed of. To do this, you can use a brush or an old toothbrush, or you can blow a toaster with a strong stream of air (for example, a hair dryer).
If the toaster is equipped with a removable tray, it is washed with water and detergent.
One of the recently appeared appliances in our kitchen is Convection oven. With its help, you can prepare a variety of dishes without the use of oil and fat, while spending a minimum of time. After use, the Convection oven should be washed.
If you have a dishwasher, you can safely use it to wash a glass pan, as well as a pallet, metal grill and skewers. Do not clean the lid of the Convection oven in the dishwasher. It is enough to wipe it with a damp sponge or cloth.
Without a dishwasher, you can easily do without. On a wet sponge, apply a little detergent and wipe the sides of the pan. Cover and fan clean with a damp cloth without adding detergents. The metal parts of the grids can be cleaned with a stiff washcloth.
Convection oven is good because it can be cleaned by itself. To do this, pour water into the glass flask (no more than half the flask), add a dishwashing detergent. Inside do not forget to put the bars and skewers. Set the temperature to eighty degrees, high speed and timer for ten minutes, turn on Convection oven. After completion of the process, rinse the flask with warm water, and wipe the lid with a cotton napkin.
Food processor, mixer, juicer, blender.
These household appliances do not require special care. They are easily disassembled. Removable parts can be washed both in a dishwasher and manually with the usual detergent. To clean the strainer (if a special brush is not included in the kit), it is convenient to use a brush that is not suitable for brushing teeth.
Note! Part of the instruments where the engine is located, wash under running water is prohibited, for safety simply wipe it with a damp cloth.
Easy to clean and very useful in everyday life, small household appliances can make cooking easy and enjoyable and last longer if you keep them clean and observe the rules of operation.
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Many women like to light candles that create a soft light, an intimate atmosphere and slowly drip down onto the candlestick. Together with the feeling of beauty, the problem arises of how to clean the wax from furniture, flooring and clothing.
To remove traces of wax from any surface, first of all it must be scraped off. Do this carefully so as not to damage the fabric, use non-sharp objects. Now we will consider each surface separately, since the methods of removing stains are different.
Candle wax on furniture and suede upholstery
Quite often, wax from a candle hits the furniture.
If the upholstery is made of suede, then the material is cleaned with a special brush for suede, after having wiped it with a warm solution with ammonia.
The upholstery of the sofa from suede is ironed with a warm iron through a thin paper, and then lifts the pile with a stiff brush.
If you dirty not furniture, but suede clothing, then you can hold it over the steam, and then brush it again.
It happens that the candlestick is overturned and the melted paraffin falls directly on the wooden table, on the polished surface of the sideboard or on the arm of the sofa. In this case, it is scraped off with a plastic card, scraper and the like. Then take a hairdryer, turn on for medium or low heating and melt the stain.
Strongly heat the surface of furniture can not, so it does not deteriorate. Toilet paper blot out the stain and polish the furniture with a fleece rag.
Candle wax on clothes and carpet
Remove the stains of the wax that fell from the candle to clothes, using a heated iron.
Take a folded several times a paper napkin and place it under the stain.
From above also put a napkin and a piece of flannel fabric.
Lightly heat the iron and iron the stain. The fat will melt and soak into the paper. As the contamination of the napkin must be changed.
For this process, you can use toilet paper, newspaper or tissue paper, in general, everything that absorbs oil well.
If the paraffin was colored, then after the removal of fat on the fabric there are colored traces. To remove them, clothes should be washed with laundry soap. Similarly, stains are removed from the tablecloth, which was lying on the festive table, and on which wax or paraffin got from the candle.
To remove stains from the carpet, they are covered only from above, because the thickness of the carpet does not allow the oily substances to seep to the other side. There is another way to clean the carpet. It is necessary to put not a spot from wax from a candle of ice cubes in a package. When the wax is very cold, it is peeled off the mat with a knife.
You can try to clean clothes from wax with alcohol or turpentine and wash with a stain remover. And for a particularly delicate tissue, apply a dish remover that dissolves fat. It must be applied to the stain and left for a few hours, and then rinsed with warm water. By the way, the same method removes stains from a pile of light carpet, but instead of detergent use special stain removers for carpets.
How to remove wax from a candlestick
If you need to clean the candlestick itself, then first pay attention to the material from which it was made. A candlestick made of metal can be lowered into hot water, even into boiling water. The influx quickly melts, and floats up, and when the water cools down, you will get a clean candlestick and pieces of wax.
Some types of stones and glass are better placed in the freezer, so that the wax is frozen, after that it will easily crumble.
To wax less messy you and your living space, try to use stands with a wide bent edge, put candles on saucers with sand or put in transparent glasses of refractory glass.
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Essential oils are successfully used in everyday life: sanitation of air, cleaning of premises, aromatization of clothes and its protection from insects.
During the epidemic of influenza and other viral infections with the aim of preventing them, antiseptic and antimicrobial aromas are recommended.
Lemon, carnation, tea tree, pine, lavender, cedar, mint. They reduce the air content of many viruses, bacteria, fungi, carried along with dust, things, sputum and saliva. For disinfection mix 4-5 drops of orange, pine, lavender, mint in a ratio of 3: 2: 1: 1 or pine, bergamot, lemon in a ratio of 1: 2: 2.
Tea tree essential oil – acts like a wide-spectrum antibiotic, is an effective antiviral and antifungal agent. In addition, the inhalation of tea tree oil enhances immunity. Effectively cleans the air, it is also called “oil of purity.”
Lavender essential oil is also great for deodorizing, disinfecting indoor air and flavoring laundry. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral action. Also recommended in emotional disorders, insomnia, stress.
In order for the oils to evaporate, the mixture is applied to a strip of filter paper (blotter, napkins) and put in a room, or use an aroma lamp. When washing the floors and rubbing the furniture on 0.5 liters of water, add 3 drops of cloves, lavender and lemon.
Aromatization will help neutralize unpleasant smells and freshen the air in the kitchen. Here, a mixture of essential oils of lemon, mint, pine (3: 1: 1) or geranium, lavender and lemon (5: 2: 1) is useful. When wet kitchen cleaning in 500 ml of water add 2 drops of lavender, lemon, eucalyptus and thyme.
High humidity and heat in the bathroom create favorable conditions for the reproduction of various microbes, primarily fungi. In order to prevent this process, with wet cleaning in 1 liter of water, you need to mix 5 drops of lavender, lemon and tea tree, or as much eucalyptus, carnation, rosemary.
If the house has a persistent smell of animals, you should flavor the room with a solution of the oils of geranium, lavender and rosemary (2 drops each). The cat’s toilet is washed with water with 2 tablespoons of food vinegar, 3 drops of lavender and 2 drops of rosemary.
For flavoring linen and clothes in the closet, you can put a napkin with lavender and lemon (4 drops each). When washing the laundry before the final rinse, add the same mixture to the water.
From moths and other harmful insects, the clothes will be well protected with cotton swabs moistened with cedar and lavender (2 drops each). Tampons are put in linen boxes, every two weeks, re-moistening with these essential oils.
If you need to get rid of ants, then the ways of their movement and the anthill itself are periodically sprinkled with the following mixture: 20 drops of mint and 10 drops of lavender are dissolved in 25 ml of alcohol, and then in 250 ml of water. Before use, the solution is shaken.
To repel mosquitoes and flies in the aroma lamp (aromatic incense), place 5 drops of cloves, mint and lavender.
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