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How to Take Care of a Cast Iron Pan

  Jonathan Teall  |    02 April 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips,  |    Kitchen

Naturally Nonstick Cast Iron: the Holy Grail

After purchasing your very first cast iron pan, beginning to cook with it can seem a bit overwhelming. There's all sorts of urban legends out there that make it seem intimidating. If you listen to them too closely, you'll learn that everything will stick, you'll rust up, and nothing will be okay. Don't worry, those aren't true if you follow the right process! We're here to clear these myths up for you and focus on the cold hard truth that'll set you on the track to a perfectly seasoned, naturally nonstick cast iron pan that will serve you well for the next century or two. Cast iron skillets last nearly forever when they're properly taken care of. In an age of products that are built with planned obsolescence in mind, the longevity of cast iron pans stands out strongly. 

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How to Clean Refrigerator coils

  Jonathan Teall  |    02 April 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips,  |    Kitchen

Clogged Condenser Coils Complicate Cooling

Refrigerator coils, also known as condenser coils, are often overlooked in the usual steps of a thorough kitchen clean. They need to be properly maintained if you want your fridge to stay as cold as possible without wasting excess energy. If you've never cleaned these coils off, they can't efficiently release the heat that is built up inside of them when the cooling process takes place. When this happens, your refrigerators condenser has to go into overdrive and you waste inefficiently waste power.

If you take care of this problem, your beers will be colder and your wallet will be thicker. Who could complain about that? You can wait a while in between cleans but as soon as you notice a rise in overall refrigerator temperature this is the first place you should place your effort. It's a simple process, so let's step through it together.

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How to Clean Calcium, Lime, and Rust Deposits off of Your Faucet

  Jonathan Teall  |    01 April 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips,  |    Kitchen

How to Remove Calcium, Lime, and Rust From Stainless Steel

Have you ever seen those pictures of the antique artifacts that were left on the Titanic when it went down? Over time they became covered in layer upon layer of calcium, lime, and who knows what else. You don't want your sink to start looking like that! You use your sink when you want to make sure things are clean, right? Whether you're washing dishes, or even just washing your hands - you want them to feel clean and sanitized directly after. However, dirty faucets give the opposite impression of cleanliness. 

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How to Use Ammonia to Clean Your Oven

  Jonathan Teall  |    27 March 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips,  |    Kitchen

Clean Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals

It is completely possible to thoroughly clean your oven using only naturally occurring products. We've all heard stories about how harsh and dangerous popular oven cleaning sprays can be. Avoid the dangerous products that do the same thing as the environmentally friendly, and naturally safe compounds. If it is able to melt hardened grease off of steel oven walls in just seconds, imagine what it may do to your lungs when you accidentally breathe it in. This is a very simple process, so let's start making that oven shine!

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How to Clean Plastic Cutting Boards

  Joseph Berger  |    18 February 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips

Plastic Cutting Board Stains

There's a few tips of the trade for those of you with stained plastic cutting boards. We're avoiding the usage of bleach as per normal. We really just don't like bleach. It stains clothes, is toxic to the touch, and just is generally something we prefer to not have in the house. In fact, we used to use bleach in our house cleaning in our early years, but soon decided to remove it from our tool kit. We now cleans without bleach. And come to think of it, do you really want bleach on something that you'll be putting foods that you're going to eat on? I do not.

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How Lint Rollers Can Clean Your Car

  Joseph Berger  |    11 February 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips

Top to Bottom

Lint rollers to the rescue! Lint rollers can help clean fuzzy towels, your stereo speakers, your lamp shade, in your purse, broken glass, spilled glitter, stuffed animals, and so on. Furthermore, lint rollers are useful in cleaning your car. They can get into every nook and cranny. Our advice is to work high to low, left to right from one corner of the car and carry on until the whole car is clean of lint and so on. 

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