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·         To remove stains from utensils, mix bleaching powder in a tub of water and dip the utensils for a while. Wash them with detergent powder later.
·         For cleaning a oily vessel, try with a few drops of vinegar.
·         To add sheen to the stainless steel utensils, put a few teaspoons of bleach into 500 ml of water and soak the utensils in this solution for a while. This will loosen the deposits on them and brighten them up, too.
·         Rub your copper and brass vessels with a half a lemon dipped in salt. The vessels can be washer with soap water, after that.
·         To clean rusty knives, stick the blades into and onion and leave for some time.
·         For sparkling results, rinse delicate bone china and precious glass in water with a dash of vinegar in it.
·         Wash your crockery with baking soda or soda bicarb, for sparkling results.
·         Use aluminium foils of the tables to a clean greasy vessels, they don’t leave any scratches, either.
·         Rubbing plastic containers with oil before placing food in them prevents stains.
·         To clean the vessel in which milk, masala or rice has dried and left a stubborn residue along the edges, rinse out the vessel and keep upside down on a flat surface so that no air escapes. The hard caked dirt comes off in a few seconds.
·         After extracting sour limejuice, dry the peels in the sun. Grind the dried peels to a powder and use it for washing utensils. Your utensils will sparkle.
·         Washing ice trays with hot soapy water will prevent them from sticking to the floor of the freezer compartment.
·         Tea and coffee stains can be removed from utensils by rubbing a little salt over them and washing after a few minutes.
·         To clean stained sinks, use a polythene scrub with Vim and a drop of coconut oil. Scrub in circular motions for a spotless sink.
·         To remove rust from strainers, warm them on high heat and dust thoroughly. The rust will disappear.
·         Add a handful of common salt to the washing powder while cleaning vessels, for better results.
·         To clean greasy pots and pans, rub them with inner side of a banana peel.
·         Utensils smelling of garlic, onion or eggs should be cleaned with salt and wash with cold water to remove the odour.
·         Rinse oil cans with soap nuts (reetha) powder and sour curd along with a little water and wash well. The can will neither retain the smell or the stickiness of oil.
·         To clean stainless steel vessels stained by hard or salt water, put a small quantity of ‘idli’ or ‘dosa’ batter into them and water up to the brim, keep aside for 24 hours and then wash. The vessels will sparkle again.
·         For easy removal of sticker labels from stainless steel vessels, run a burning candle along the edges of the label.
·         Add a few drops of glycerine to water in which glass bottles are to be boiled. The bottles will clean more easily and won’t crack, either.
·         If the kitchen sink blocked, add some pieces of crystals of salt and leave overnight.
·         Cleaning plastic plates with wheat flour will make them sparkle and also remove turmeric stains.
·         Clean stained melamine crockery by soaking it for half an hour in a tubful of hot water to which 2 cupfuls of liquid bleach has been added.

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