How to Adult

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by fantasynerd, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    I need adult help - how do I clean baked on grease stains from my Corningware? I soak and wash them as soon as possible after use, but some are so baked in and it's driving me crazy since it's against white. All I've really found in my google hunt is oven cleaner, but I'd prefer not to use something so heavy.
     
  2. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Bar Keeper’s Friend? That works wonders on pots and pans for the same type of baked on crud. The powder is way better than the liquid, IMO.
     
  3. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide? I've read it works on cookie sheets.
     
  4. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    @Dorothygale have you tried making a paste of baking soda and dish soap? Put it on stains, let it sit for a few minutes and then scrub.

    A product I really like is Barkeepers friend.
     
  5. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    A salt paste maybe? I assume it is safe to use on Corningware. Salt is my go-to scrubbing agent.
     
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  6. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    I tried baking soda before, but not pasted with dish soap. I'm out of soda at the moment though, so I'll grab some of that and BKF tomorrow. I've used BKF for other things before, don't know why I didn't think to try some on this!
     
  7. I drove 2 hours home tonight after The Little Mermaid (around 11) so I could sleep in, in my own bed, and be rested before I entertain at a birthday party tomorrow, rather than crashing on my friend's couch for the night and driving back early in the morning. I'm finally starting to think ahead.
     
  8. wntrwhte

    wntrwhte Chicken

    Easy Off oven cleaner in the blue can will take off anything. Also useful for cleaning soap scum from bathtubs.
     
  9. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    Another cheap easy trick to try is fill the dish with soapy hot water and then lay a dryer sheet across the bottom. I was able to get baked-on crud off a glass Pyrex baking dish that had already gone through the dishwasher twice without success.
     
  10. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    We bought a new fridge today! Went from one that's 10 years old, 14.5ish cubic feet, basic white with the freezer on top, to brand new 25.5 cubic feet, black stainless, and French doors with a big freezer drawer.
     
  11. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    So fancy! Congrats on the upgrade!!
     
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  12. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    It's not as fancy as the ones with a touchscreen or a "grab and go" door, and we couldn't get one with an ice maker because installing the plumbing for that probably would have cost more than the fridge we got. But I'm so excited for so much space.
     
  13. ThatOneGirl

    ThatOneGirl Dear Diary

    Help me adult.

    Best way to get a greasy stain out of a top? I think it's modal, but the tag is in Chinese. I spilled taco meat at lunch and the stain was hiding under my bump.
     
  14. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Kiss Off. You can get it at most art supply/craft stores because it also removes oil paint.
     
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  15. ThatOneGirl

    ThatOneGirl Dear Diary

    Thank you!
     
  16. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Got our wills done today. Feeling like we've reached peak adult.
     
  17. LouiseBelcher

    LouiseBelcher spampants

    We really need to do that....
     
  18. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Y’all ever wanna be crazy but adult crazy? We impulse refinanced our mortgage this morning. Woooooooo these rates are good out here!
     
  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We’re at 4.875%, what did you get?
     
  20. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    3.8%!

    Eta- down from 4.9%
     
  21. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Damn!!
     
  22. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Nice!! We got 4.5 when we closed last month. 3.8 is awesome!
     
  23. deet

    deet Chicken

    I looked into do that but ours is already too low to be worth the closing costs and likely moving in 2-3 years. So many people I know are doing it, I had to check.
     
  24. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Is peroxide the best way to remove blood from clothing? Or is there something that works better?

    (S took a big spill at the end of his birthday party that ended with getting stitches. Promise I'm not cleaning up a crime scene.)
     
  25. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Oh no!! Oxyclean works. Or the garbage can. C’s shirt from when he got glue for his cheek I just tossed.
     
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