If your kitchen floor is dull after you have swept and mopped it, wipe over it again with a solution of white
vinegar in warm water (a teacupful of vinegar to a bucket of water).
Never put precious glass in the dishwasher: the detergent in the dishwasher powder may damage
it, leaving filmy marks on the surface, which are impossible to remove.
Add vinegar to washing-up rinsing water to make glasses shine.
If you hate cleaning graters, why not use a potatoe peeler instead to grate small amounts of chocolate
Prevent fur forming in a kettle by keeping several glass marbles in the bottom or wipe the inside regularly
with a damp cloth.
If food is spilled while cooking in the oven, sprinkle it with salt. Afterwards, when the oven is cool it’ll
be easier to wipe clean.
Scrambled egg pans
Avoid saucepan cleaning by scrambling eggs in a buttered basin standing in a pan of simmering
If grease is splashed on the kitchen wallpaper, dab on a little talcum powder or French chalk. Repeat if necessary
as it absorbs the grease, then brush off after a few hours.
If you run out of plain chocolate when baking, use cocoa powder and melted butter instead (one teaspoon of
butter will bind four tablespoons of cocoa).
If you run out of coffee filters, use a paper kitchen towel to filter your coffee instead.
If sliced ham has gone hard you can revive it by soaking it in milk for a few minutes.
Use paper kitchen towels to soak up the fat from the surface of soups or stews.
Put a spoonful of cooking salt down drains last thing at night to prevent them freezing.
To avoid accidents, make sure that the saucepan handles are turned inwards and not sticking out, when food
is left cooking on the stove.