Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cleaning Tips


Since this week is based on craft and misalliance, today I planned to post some useful cleaning tips. Even though this is food blog, I hope these tips will be more useful in our day today life.

I am going to share two tips, without using any chemicals, hope we all have these basic ingredients in our home. Yep it’s going to be lemon, baking soda and vinegar.

Here comes the first one, when we are using hard water for our cooking we can find a layer of salt (a white color) in the vessel as I shown in the picture. How to remove this?

 
Pour water in the vessel until it covers the layer and add ½ lemon peels or the outer skin which we trash after squeezing the juice, cover and boil the water for 10 minutes. If you feel it’s too thick add 1 tsp of vinegar and boil for another 5 minutes.

 
When using aluminum pressure cooker for steaming idli’s your cooker might be black after that you can follow the same process to clean or add quarter lemon pieces in water before steaming. Boiling the lemon without closing the lid helps to eliminate the odor also.
Next tip is about cleaning sliver things. As days go, silver will turn black when it’s exposed in air.
 
 
Wrap an aluminum foil inside any stainless steel vessel boil water in the same vessel, when water is boiling add 2 teaspoon of baking soda and turn off the stove add the silver things one by one and immerse in the water for couple minutes, remove and rinse in tap water, if its still black again repeat the process. Once it’s done, rinse in tap water and wipe with clean cloth.
 
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Even the do the same way for silver vessels, beautiful tips Manju.

Pavani N said...

Wow.. thanks for both the tips. I'll try them both.

Priya Anil said...

Very useful tips Manju!!!!! Thank you.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Oh that is useful about the silver cleaning..shall try it next time.

Suma Gandlur said...

That's a useful tip for cleaning silver articles. I usually do it with sabina powder.

vaishali sabnani said...

Such useful tips, shall note them down with my other tips. We have the salt In water issue.. Great help

Sangeetha Nambi said...

OMG ! What a tip... Thanks much...

PREM SINGH said...

All the tips of this blog is really very helpful. Thanks for sharing this.
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Chef Mireille said...

great tip for cleaning silver!

Savitha Ganesan said...

Very useful tip for cleaning silver vessels.

Srivalli said...

Very nice tips..

Archana Potdar said...

Love ur silver cleaning tip. Will use it next time I get the siverware

Preeti Garg said...

Informative post

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!Thanks for the tip. Very useful!!

Rajani S said...

Salt water tip is useful , will try sometime..