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Airing Out the Washing Machine
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Refrigerator Care and Cleaning Tips
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Getting Rid of Bad Odors in the Fridge

Clear out everything, throw away any left overs, wash any containers that hold odor, all fruit, opened packages will and have absorbed the odor you want to get rid of.

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Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Use Windex and coffee filters. The fibers in the coffee filters help get handprints and other things off stainless steel much better than a paper towel and dries clean without leaving smudges.

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Removing Permanent Marker from the Dryer

Does anyone know how to get permanent marker out of your dryer? I accidently left it in work pants.

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Sewer Smell Coming from Garbage Disposal

I would like to know how to get rid of the awful odor that comes up through the garbage disposal... it smells like the sewer. I asked a plumber about it, and he said to grind up a quarter of a lime without using water every so often in the disposal--didn't work for me. Any suggestions? Carolyn from Kansas

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Removing Ink from Dryer

How do I get pink pen ink off my dryer drum?

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Caring For Hair Appliances And Accessories

Taking care of hair appliances is important considering how much we pay for things some use daily. When the occasion arises and I need mine, nothing is more frustrating than if it is not working properly.

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Cleaning Ink Out of a Dryer
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Cleaning the Burners on a Gas Stove
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Protective Blue Film Stuck to Dishwasher

I never removed the blue film from the front of my new stainless steel dishwasher. I was trying to keep it clean! I started to remove it today and it has glued itself to the stainless steel. I am very slowly pulling little pieces away, but this might take weeks.

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Front Load Washer Smells Terrible

Anyone know how to get rotten egg smell out of a front load washer?

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Rotten Fish Smell in Freezer

During the recent hurricane in Florida we lost electricity. There was frozen fish in the freezer and it defrosted. I cannot get the rotten fish smell out. I have washed it two times and the smell is still there.

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Permanent Marker on a Refrigerator

How do you remove old permanent marker off of refrigerator with an "orange peel" surface texture?

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances
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Removing Water Marks from Stainless Steel Dishwasher Front

My dishwasher front is Stainless Steel and has these streaks that do not come out with the stainless cleaner I bought. Does anyone know how to get rid of these water marks?

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Removing Odors from the Microwave
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Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave

My mom got those little mac'n'cheese cups that go in the microwave. I put the cup in the microwave, forgetting to put water in it. I put it in the microwave for 2 minutes like they say. And well, it completely like melted, and burned the noodles to a crisp.

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Cover Top Of Fridge With Plastic Wrap

After cleaning the outside of my refrigerator, I place plastic wrap or "press 'n seal" over the entire top. Just replace as needed. Saves a lot of elbow grease.

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Cleaning a Microwave
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Cleaning Out Rotten Meat in Chest Freezer

We have a huge problem. We have an old chest freezer downstairs in the basement. It was still operating, or so we thought, until my husband opened it recently.

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Removing Fish Smell From Fridge

I am getting to be a desperate woman. I can't get the fish smell out of my refrigerator.

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Shop Vac to Defrost a Box Freezer

I use a clean shop vac to remove all the water that melts when I defrost our large box freezer. The shop vac is quick and gets into corners where I can't reach. All I have to do then is dry the freezer and replace the food.

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Cleaning a Smooth Top Stove
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Cleaning a Dishwasher
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Musty Smell In Front Load Washer

I have a LG Tromm front load washer. The clothes smell musty after washing. I have used Affresh to clean it several times. The clothes are briefly OK, then after a few days the musty odor comes back. We are on city water so I don't think its that.

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Cleaning Glass Cooktops

How do you clean glass cooktops, like burnt on food, black stains, and water spots?

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Burnt Milk on a Smooth Top Range

Burnt Milk on a Smooth Top Range. I have a smooth top range. While boiling water and milk it overflowed causing it to burn into the eye. I used a cleaner and scrubbed it but it didn't take off the burnt liquid.

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Dishwasher Smell

Our dishwasher always keeps water in it and when it is done running it smells. Its connected to the garbage disposal. So it seems when I drain the garbage disposal it fills the dishwasher up with smelly water and when I run the dishwasher and it goes to drain it fills the garbage disposal with water.

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Horrible Smell in Freezer After Hurricane Ivan

After Hurricane Ivan, power was off for 8 days, lost every thing in the freezer. I could not get home for a while, now the freezer has a horrible smell and I can't get it out. Tried bleaching the entire inside and still nothing. Also have baking soda inside. Thanks in advance, S. Robertson

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Cleaning a Smelly Freezer
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Cleaning a Crock Pot

After using my crock pot, I had a "cooked on, dried up" mess. I filled the crock up with water, added a drop of dish washing detergent, then turned it on low. After I came home in a few hours, I turned it off and let it cool.

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Removing Bleach Odor from Chest Freezer

My brother recently cleaned a small chest type freezer with a very strong bleach solution. The smell of bleach lingers. What can he (we) do?

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Cleaner for Coffee Pots

Does anyone have a good cleaner for coffee pots? I used Thund'r Blast from Dollar General, but they have apparently discontinued it.

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White Spots on Foreman Teflon Grill

I haven't used my George Foreman grill in a while, so when I went to use it there were white spots on the Teflon plates. They were washed in the dishwasher the last time I used it. They won't come off.

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Use Bleach to Remove Ink in Dryer

Make a solution of bleach and water. Completely immerse some white towels in the solution and using rubber gloves wring out most of the water from the towels. They should be just damp and not dripping.

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Removing Gum From a Dryer

To remove chewing gum from the inside of the dryer, take a dryer sheet and wet with water. Stick the wet dryer sheet on top of the gummy mess and leave there for 15 minutes, then wipe the gum off.

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Clean Refrigerator Drawers and Shelves in Dishwasher

I hate cleaning my refrigerator, so I'm always thinking of ways to make it easier. I have a side by side one. I take my shelves and drawers out, and wash them in the dishwasher.

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Cleaning a Textured Refrigerator

I hate those rough texture coats they put on refrigerators, they are hard to clean? Any suggestions would be great, plus I am a smoker so that doesn't help any.

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Removing Candle Wax From Stove Top

I desparately need help in removing a stain from my stovetop. I accidentally left a candle on my stove and the heat seems to have caused the color in the candle to penetrate the metal of the stove. I have tried all sorts of cleaners but nothing seems to remove the discoloration. It looks similar to a rust stain from a metal shaving cream container.

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Carrot Juice Stain On Blender Lid

How can I get carrot juice stains removed from my white blender lid?

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Cleaning an Electric Percolator

Call me old fashioned, if you like, but after many tries I still go back to my electric percolator as I feel it not only makes great coffee but keeps it hot compared to many of the mister coffee type appliances.

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Musty Smell in a Washing Machine
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Keeping Vacuum Cleaner Rollers Cleared

Use a seam ripper to clean vacuum cleaner rollers when they are built up with long hair and strings/threads. Don't forget to get the edges of the roller. This makes it so much easier than tugging and pulling out the hair or strings/threads that get tangled on the roller.

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Removing Odors from a Freezer

Many years ago, my son unplugged my well stocked freezer to plug in his stereo. Unfortunately, he did not plug the freezer back in when he finished listening to his CD. I didn't realize the freezer was unplugged for close to a month.

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Cleaning Your Steam Iron

To remove burned on starch from the iron place a towel dampened with vinegar on the ironing board and sprinkle generously with table salt. Set iron on warm dry setting and run over a towel until the stain is removed.

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Moving a Stove

I want to clean under and behind my stove. What is the best way to move the stove out of the way? I don't want to tear the vinyl floor.

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Removing Dry Erase Marker from a Refrigerator

I have a problem trying to get out dry erase marker off of the side of my fridge. The side of my fridge isn't smooth like the front and I've tried everything I can think of to get it out, like bleach with water, disinfectant sprays, and the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser.

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Black Stain on a Smooth Surface Stove

I have a smooth surface stove, the black stain I have is not caked on food, it seems to be set in the glass. How do i remove this stubborn spot?

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Keeping a Black Range Clean

We just got a black range and it is awful to clean! No matter what special cleaners I use it is streaked. It looks really bad when a light shines on it. Any ideas?

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Bad Smell In Travel Trailer Fridge

I stupidly left a couple of hot dogs and some pop in my refrigerator and freezer in my travel trailer over the winter. When I went in to clean it for use the stench was beyond explanation! I cleaned the upper freezer half with bleach and other disinfectants. The smell is still there.

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Washing Machine Not Making Cold Water

When I try to use cold water temperature for my washing machine, it barely trickles out but when I use warm it comes out just fine. I hope I don't need to buy a new machine. Any suggestions? Rita in Wisconsin

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Cleaning Your Burner's Drip Pans
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Cleaning Your Blender

I used to hate using the blender, it was so hard to clean. One day after making a milkshake, I quickly rinsed it. Next I put some warm water and a squirt of dish washing liquid in it. Turned it on for several seconds, let it suds up, then just needed to rinse it out.

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Removing Plastic from a Smooth Top Stove

My daughter dropped a plastic hot dog bag on my smooth top stove. I have tried the Cerama Bryte, scraping with my fingernail and nail polish remover but it did not remove it. Any suggestions on how to clean the burnt plastic from my smooth top stove?

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Brown Stain From Pan On Stove Top

I have a large frying pan, and used it to cook on my stove top. I used High heat, and because the pan was larger than the burner, It has caused a large, brown, almost burn like stain around the burner. I have tried over cleaner, and just about everything else I can think of, and still cannot get it off.

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Cleaning a Coffee Pot
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Defrosting Your Freezer
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Making Your Microwave Clean and Odor Free

Put one cup of water into a two cup measuring cup. Add about 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Microwave on high until water starts to boil (about 2 - 3 minutes). Let stand for another few minutes before opening the door.

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Getting Rid of the Smell of Rotten Food in the Freezer

The freezer was turned off and we were away for 5 weeks. We came back to a freezer full of rotting pungent food. Please help! What can I do to get rid of the smell? Please!

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Removing Mold from a Refrigerator

I need help removing mold from my refrigerator.

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Burned on Food on Gas Stove-top
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Potpourri Smell in Refrigerator

My "bright" son decided to clean his refrigerator freezer recently. He decided to squirt potpourri oil inside. He said it smelled stale. Now everything has a funny taste and it has migrated into the refrigerator section.

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Cleaning Textured Appliances

I have a white textured fridge that is supposed to hide the dirt. Instead it shows every grease spot and hand print. Any suggestions of how to clean? I have tried so many things that don't really work.

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Steam Clean Your Microwave

Pour 1 cup of vinegar into a 2 cup measuring cup, then add 1 cup of hot water to that. Place the measuring cup into the microwave for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes remove the cup, use gloves and wipe out your microwave with a wet rag, then dry it. Stuck on stuff will come right off.

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Cleaning a Front Loading Washing Machine
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Cleaning Coffee Thermos Carafe

There is a bitter green tea taste in my coffee travel carafe. It makes my coffee taste bitter. How can I remove the taste?

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Badly Burnt Foreman Grill

What to do? I lent my daughter in law my Foreman Grill and I think she thought it was self cleaning, or was just too lazy. When she returned it, it looks worse then a outside grill. And she wonders why I don't go to her house for dinner. I have tried cleaning it with orange cleaner, vinegar and baking soda. I know I should not use chemicals on it. But, I don't want to buy a new one. Any suggestions. Rita

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Black Mark on White Refrigerator
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Cleaning an Oven
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Cleaning the Dryer Lint Trap
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Cleaning a Burnt Microwave
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Cleaning a Fabric Softener Dispenser
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Musty Smell In Front Load Washer

My 2008 LD front loading washer and the cloths washed in the machine smell very bad, like mold. We also have several pets and I am unable to get to where the dog and cat hair lodge in the washer.

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Remedy for Smelly Front Load Washer

My front loading washer has the worst sour smell. I need some help. I bought the washer cleaner, but it did not phase the smell. I used Clorox bleach and used the hottest water and ran it through two loads, but that still did not fix it.

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Top Load Washer Smells Moldy

I have a top loader washing machine that I purchased that is a terrible design. It is almost new, but it has this horrible smell of mold. I have tried everything I know to get rid of it. I was hoping someone could help me. I have tried bleach and baking soda.

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Keeping White Appliances Clean and Looking New

How do we keep white appliances like our refrigerator looking like new?

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Cleaning Your Microwave

To clean the inside of your microwave of splatters of food without any chemicals, fill a soup bowl half away with water and put in the microwave on high power for five minutes.

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Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odors

There is an awful smell coming from my refrigerator! I've cleaned the food out; scrubbed it out with bleach and even put some coffee grounds inside the frig to absorb the odor. Nothing works! Anyone have any ideas as to what else I can do?

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Cleaning Coffee Pot Stains

My glass coffee container had stains in it. I remember reading somewhere that I should fill it with hot water and a denture tablet, let it sit overnight, rinse out,and the stains should come right out.

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Plastic Bag Melted onto Toaster Oven

Someone left a plastic bag on top of my red toaster oven and it melted into the finish. How do I remove the melted plastic without damaging the red finish?

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Mold and Mildew Inside of Refrigerator

How do you get mildew and mold out of a freezer that had food left in it with no electricity? The doors were left open so it is dried on there. The smell is not that great either. Can you pressure wash it out?

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Removing Spilt Milk Smell From Refrigerator

How do I get rid of a spilt milk smell. It is a stale smell from the inside of the fridge.

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Removing Sharpie Marks on a Refrigerator

How do you remove Sharpie marks from the refrigerator?

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Help Cleaning Soap Scum out of Washing Machine

I have a fairly new washing machine. The white plastic agitator and fabric softener dispenser are getting caked with soap scum. HELP! How can I get this goop off? Sue A

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Getting Fish Smell Off George Foreman Grill

I have a George Foreman grill and someone cooked fish it in. I have tried cleaning it but it still smells like fish. I am not a big fan of fish. Does anyone have any tips for removing the smell? Thanks, Diane

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Orange Stains on Dishwasher

I have a request for information on how to get my dishwasher clean on the inside. The baskets and the walls have all turned a dirty orange color due to extremely hard water.

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Cleaning A Smooth Top Stove Surface

I've owned a smoothtop stove for some six years or so and I've made many attempts at cleaning up my "muck ups".

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Removing Melted Plastic from a Stove Burner
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Removing Gum from the Dryer
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Cleaning Oven Racks
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Remove Grease and Oil from Appliances

To remove fingerprints and smears and to shine kitchen appliances, make a mixture of half household vinegar and half water. Wipe over the dirty areas with an old, clean terry towel.

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Removing Spoiled Food Odors from Refrigerator

I just came home from vacation to find the refrigerator breaker had tripped. Two refrigerators are completely thawed. How do I get rid of the odor in them?

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Steam Clean Your Microwave

Some time ago I heard that microwaving your moist dishcloth for 2 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave) will sanitize it. I have begun doing that every evening following dinner dishes, but there is an added bonus.

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Use Fan to Defrost Freezer

Fast and easy way to clean your freezer, use a fan. Simply empty the freezer and direct at top speed in front of a stand up or on top of a chest freezer. The frost will melt in a matter of minutes!

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Product Review: Smelly Washer

My wife and I run a dog rescue and wash 3-4 loads of bedding and towels each day. The front load washer developed an unpleasant odor and the towels & bedding did not smell fresh after laundering. I tried a lot of different products and solutions without success.

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Spray Vinegar to Clean Your Coffee Maker

A fourth a cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle filled the rest of the way with water is great for a quick clean up for coffee makers. Just spray and rinse. It is cheaper than using window cleaner and since I use my coffee maker for both making coffee and brewing tea daily.

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Removing Yellow Stains From Inside Microwave

I burnt up plastic in my microwave. Now the walls are yellow and I cannot get rid of the horrid smell.

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