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Posted: 22 October 2017 - 08:53 PM                                    
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Sounds great. biggrin.gif

 
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Posted: 3 November 2017 - 06:09 PM                                    
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This sounds pretty simple but my mother has one of those electric stoves with the white glass top instead of coiled burners. She had a scorched area on one of the burners that has been there for about a year. She has tried lots of household cleaners to try to remove it without any success. Tonight I was helping her clean her kitchen and could not leave the ugly scorch mark there any longer. I looked around her kitchen for a solution to the issue when I spotted the salt shaker. I got the stovetop wet, poured a small pile of salt on the stain and rubbed gently. The entire stain had completely disappeared.

 
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Beth your timing of this is awesome biggrin.gif I've been trying to find the same thing for our glasstop....saved me some legwork! thumbsup.gif

 
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QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 4 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)
Beth your timing of this is awesome biggrin.gif I've been trying to find the same thing for our glasstop....saved me some legwork! thumbsup.gif

Glad I could help Barry! thumbsup.gif

 
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QUOTE (beth @ 4 November 2017 - 01:38 PM)
QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 4 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)
Beth your timing of this is awesome biggrin.gif   I've been trying to find the same thing for our glasstop....saved me some legwork!   thumbsup.gif

Glad I could help Barry! thumbsup.gif

The idea actually came from the salt and ice cube trick for cleaning the glass coffee pot for the coffee maker. Put salt and a few ice cubes in the glass coffee pot and swirl around. It cleans off the coffee residue without scratching the glass and won't potentially leave chemicals in the pot.

 
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Learned another new trick then! This thread is great for sharing all kinds of fun solutions thumbsup.gif

 
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I had a Mac moment today. I've been having issues with my trusty Subaru hesitating and missing, so I'm trying the cheapest fix first. Ask me how I learned that lesson sometime.... hmm.bmp Anyway, I went and picked up a bottle of fuel injection cleaner from the auto parts store. Wouldn't you know it, but the bottle wouldn't fit the filler of the car. If I tried to pour it in, it would just bypass the tank and straight onto the ground. I thought there was no way I was going to go and buy a funnel, and I went looking in the glove box. I had some envelopes in there and thought: If I fold them in the shape of a funnel, it should hold up long enough for the size of the bottle I had to pour. Sure enough, the envelope had enough strength to push the little flap back and allow me to pour the cleaner into the tank! Not engineering caliber but it felt good! biggrin.gif

 
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Posted: 16 November 2017 - 02:21 PM                                    
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Good thinking. It doesn't have to be fancy. It just needs to work!

 
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Posted: 16 November 2017 - 02:31 PM                                    
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So true my friend!!

 
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Posted: 2 December 2017 - 08:52 AM                                    
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I was hanging the outdoor Christmas lights last week and (inadvertently) left the ladder in the middle of the driveway. And so at dusk, got in the car and side-swiped it(the ladder) with the passenger fender. It didn't 'sound' bad at all and the ladder was one of those superlight fibreglass things. I didn't even feel a need to look at it ..... til the next morning, that is. What I saw amazed me, a large melon sized pock above the wheel base. So I decided to call the insurance co. They said my policy, allowed me one 'mulligan' for a my fault accident. So, I took it to their preferred auto body shop. They took pictures from every angle and in a few days produced a quote. $1200.00 to fix it. No charge to me, but with the usual insurance company repercussions (re: they get back and keep things 'on file').


...... so I decided to check out youtube, to see what was up in the DIYs. Long story short, a dollar store kitchen plunger, and a bucket of hot water - and I defy anyone to find the remnants of the dent.

 
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Posted: 6 December 2017 - 08:51 PM                                    
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Way to go Joe!! I can't tell you how many times (and how much money and hassles) YouTube has saved me over the years. thumbsup.gif

 
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