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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Juvysen View Post

Haha! It was a revelation to me a couple years ago that I can toss a plastic shower curtain liner into the washer. funny what we don't get around to learning as children...


This one. And apparently you can wash pillows that way, too!
 

post #22 of 37
Yep! I also wash down coats and comforter. They take a lot of drying time, though.
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by Juvysen View Post

AYep! I also wash down coats and comforter. They take a lot of drying time, though.


 



You haveto make sure your machine is big enough for your comforter. But i do this too. Typically i'll dry it once, pull it out, rearrange it so the part thats wettest is on the outside of the bundle, dry it again, and then finish and fluff on the line.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by littlehoneybee View Post

It took me years to realize that you can leave the oven racks in the oven when you run the self cleaning cycle.  I had always followed the instruction manual and taken them out because I was afraid of damaging them.  They do just fine leaving them in and it saves me hours of scrubbing them by hand.

 

What??? You can do this??? Why does the manual say you can't?

Mine are gross. And my oven needs cleaning too.

 

post #25 of 37
Thread Starter 
OK I am embarrassed to say I have no clue what the 'self-clean' function on the oven does or how to use it... bag.gif but it sure would be nice to have a clean oven...
post #26 of 37
Some ovens have it, some don't. It should say "self cleaning cycle" or something on your oven if it does. Mine doesn't.
post #27 of 37
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I checked and it does have it. So I just press that button and it cleans itself?!??! I have a hard time believing it...
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post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy View Post

I checked and it does have it. So I just press that button and it cleans itself?!??! I have a hard time believing it...


 What happens it that is runs really, really, really hot and basically turns everything in your oven into ashes. My oven is pretty old and it takes a good 6 hours to run. You have to "lock" it closed and then you can't open it until it's done. THEN - you are left with ash in the oven that you need to wipe out with a damp sponge. So there is some work on your part- but not toxic oven cleaner work.

post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 
Hmm I guess I will try it. To be honest I've never cleaned an oven in my life (but we don't bake much so I guess it's not TOO dirty)... Can you tell my family was not big on housework when I was a kid? Dusting & vacuuming is as far as it got...
post #31 of 37

 

I never knew you could clean dish sponges by putting them in the dishwasher. I had just been throwing them away. eyesroll.gif. redface.gif
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by syn_ack89 View Post

 

I never knew you could clean dish sponges by putting them in the dishwasher. I had just been throwing them away. eyesroll.gif. redface.gif


you can do toothbrushes that way, too (especially good if people in the house have been sick...)  You can microwave sponges to kill bacteria, too.

post #33 of 37

With regard to the self cleaning oven. If you have birds make sure you ventilate the house well. The fumes can kill birds. Also never self clean the oven prior to thanksgiving or any other important meal. The self cleaning oven feature can be hard on the oven, and you don't want your oven dying right when you really need it.

post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Juvysen View Post

Haha! It was a revelation to me a couple years ago that I can toss a plastic shower curtain liner into the washer. funny what we don't get around to learning as children...

Wow, never knew that! Thanks for the tip.
post #35 of 37

I was shocked when my Mom told me that my pillows needed to be washed twice a year.  I had no idea.  I always assumed that the pillow case being changed weekly was clean enough.

post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by Purple*Lotus View Post

I was shocked when my Mom told me that my pillows needed to be washed twice a year.  I had no idea.  I always assumed that the pillow case being changed weekly was clean enough.


Wow. I have never done this! Maybe I should...
post #37 of 37

It takes forever to dry.  That is the worst part.

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