December 18, 2003

Wacky Uses

Did you know you could clean ring around the collar with chalk (it absorbs the sebum). Had you ever considered using a coffee filter to filter a broken piece of cork out of wine? Have you tried cleaning your microwave by boiling a solution of water and lemon juice?

Well, if you had visited Wacky Uses you would have.

I'd take some of the suggestions there with a grain of salt. And, oddly, salt is not on their list of weird uses. Another criticism: a list of uses organized by product is fun to browse, but useless to search. It should be categorized by use.

Posted by James at December 18, 2003 12:18 AM
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There are lots of those (including all the ones you mentioned) in Heloise's Household Hints (or something like that). There was a similar book by a woman named Mary Ellen, I think.

You can also clean the microwave by nuking a solution of baking soda and water, but I bet lemon juice works better.

I can think of one thing salt is good for - soaking up a raw egg.

Posted by: julie at December 18, 2003 9:26 AM

Salt, coincidentally, is good on cooked eggs, too. Yum!

Posted by: James at December 18, 2003 9:40 AM

It's even good *underneath* cooked eggs. Try it!

Posted by: julie at December 18, 2003 1:13 PM

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