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25. Reconditioning Cast Iron
I’ve only owned one of these beautiful pans for a few years now, and I’ve come to learn that they take a lot more care than your traditional non-stick pan. You certainly can’t just throw them in the dishwasher, but they should last you for many, many years if not forever! This method seems to be the most popular way to get these guys clean and reconditioned. You’re basically going to soak it in equal parts of water and vinegar until the rust starts to break away, and then oil and bake it. Yes, bake it! Follow the instructions here.
26. Cleaning Cloudy Glassware
I’m going to invest in a huge bottle of vinegar, maybe even buy some stock! This stuff is amazing, and I can’t believe I’m just now running into all of its wonderful uses. I buy a bottle of it for dyeing easter eggs every couple of years, but other than that, I’ve been missing out! Turns out it’s perfect for cleaning cloudy glassware (mine is so bad it’s embarrassing to have people over). Simply soak your glassware in white vinegar for about 5 minutes, and it should dissolve the hard water minerals in a snap. If you’ve got a tough case, you can also gently rub the film off with baking soda after they’ve soaked.
27. Removing Hard Water Stains
…the natural way! Hard to believe that a lemon can be so powerful. Not only that, but you don’t have to deal with that harsh chemical smell, only the scent of fresh lemons! This method is a heck of a lot cheaper, too! Simply cut a lemon in half, and give your faucets and good rub down. Let it sit on there for a few minutes or longer, then rinse with warm water.