Fast Tip Friday: Gummy Gloves

I try to wear rubber gloves when I clean the house and do dishes, especially in the winter. If I don’t, I find that the skin on my hands pretty much just falls off. However, after an hour of steamy dishes I often find that the gloves don’t really want to come off.

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The solution? Switch the water to cold and run your hands underneath for a few seconds. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, the gloves come off!

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Fast Tip Friday: The Bottom of the Pot

Despite my best efforts, things sometimes go awry in my kitchen. In this case, I burned the sauce for some caramel corn and was very grumpy (deprive yourself of caramel corn and you’ll understand where I’m coming from). And now I had this blackened mess in the bottom of my pot that wouldn’t come off at first scrub.

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No matter. Sprinkle on some baking soda.

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Add a couple inches of water and bring it to a rolling boil on the stove. Let that go for 5-10 minutes, depending on the severity of the burn. Keep an eye on your water level so it doesn’t boil away.

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You can see that some of the black stuff has already loosened.

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Drain the pot. As it dries and contracts more of the black stuff will flake off.

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Once the pot is cool enough to handle, pop it back in the dishwater and give it a good scrub. You’ll still need elbow grease to get all the black off but it’s a darned sight easier than it would have been ten minutes ago!

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