My hair looks best when it has not been washed in two days or so. After that it looks greasy, freshly washed it is super-fluffy. How can I simulate or maximize the sweet spot of day two dirt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 15, 2014 -
Carrying a serving dish full of pot roast and all the delicious associated juices. Slipped out of my hands, exploded on floor. Crockery shards, meat and grease everywhere.
My pants - polyester wool blend, dry clean only - what to do until/in prep for dry cleaner? Anything? Soak? Blot?
My shoes - brown leather tasseled loafers. Great splotches of grease. Ruined?
This just sucks.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Sep 8, 2014 -
Can someone please PLEASE help me figure out how to clean grease/oil drips off my cabinets? These are splatter drips that come from sauteing, deep frying, etc. [more inside]
posted by torticat
on Oct 23, 2013 -
I rent an apartment. I like to cook. My kitchen is more-or-less (see below) unventilated. So I have grease everywhere. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt
on Oct 28, 2012 -
Help me fill the gaps in my travel-through-the-history-of-high-school movie list, from Grease to Mean Girls! Got one for the '60's? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Jul 29, 2012 -
got up on the counter this afternoon and ate about 1/3 cup of grease from ground beef and bacon. She's been pretty lazy since then, not eating dinner (no surprise). Can cats "overdose" on grease? Is there an amount that is considered toxic? Google told me about Pancreatitis so I know to watch for vomiting. I can call my vet in the morning.
posted by Ochre,Hugh
on Mar 11, 2012 -
So I've landed myself in a bit of a predicament. Last year my wife had to undergo chemotherapy and was worried about the loss of her hair, so we went out and bought her a wig. I jokingly said that if she didn't need to use it I wear it to a fancy dress party. Thankfully, she didn't need to use it but that has left me having to follow through with the promise.
We've now been invited to a fancy dress party and my wife has decided we're going to go as Danny & Sandy from Grease, but with her being Danny and me being Sandy.
Looking for ideas of how I get a Sandy 'like' outfit.
posted by lloyder
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Hope me, laundry wizards! Is there any way to get out grease stains on a shirt after it's been dried? [more inside]
posted by calistasm
on Oct 23, 2011 -
I just got grease from KFC on my shirt during my break while I was eating. I am actually at work in a lab right now. What is the best solvent to use to try to get out the grease stain? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be.
on Apr 12, 2011 -
Bike maintenance and grease options: I'm going to be cleaning and lubing my drive train as throughly as possible this afternoon, but I'm not sure if the lubricants I have on hand are appropriate for things like greasing the jockey wheel, or if there's an appropriate automotive grease that can substitute. [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Apr 10, 2010 -
How have you successfully removed old grease stains from shirts using common household items, rather than specialty products I'd have to go out and purchase? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Feb 10, 2008 -
I'm having trouble cleaning my electric stove top. My main problems are the eye pans underneath the burners. [more inside]
posted by k8lin
on Dec 13, 2007 -
How do I get fried chicken smell out of fabrics? I would just wash them, but two of them (a jacket and a shawl) aren't very washable. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Nov 16, 2007 -
What healthy -- or at healthier
-- alternatives do you eat to fulfill cravings for emphatically unhealthy food? Clarification and examples inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 23, 2007 -
I noticed that as times goes by, computer mice (and other plastic items) get used by skin friction. I notice my mice have "smooth" areas on their buttons that obviously seem to be there because of use. Is there a way to prevent that? [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Apr 30, 2006 -
Stupid Pizza Question:
I sometimes attempt to blot the grease on the top of pizza. How come sometimes this works just fine, but other times I end up pulling half the cheese off the pizza? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling
on Dec 18, 2005 -
What is the best way to go about cleaning a very dirty pasta maker? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Dec 10, 2005 -
I've recently acquired a Vulcan oven from a restaurant that was closing down. To say it is dirty is an understatement. I've used lye based cleaners, a pressure washer, scrub brushes, and anything else I had lying around. It still isn't clean.
It is mostly stainless steel, with some cast iron here and there. I have it sitting outside for the time being, because I don't want to attract rodents and bugs into the house. I really need to get this thing clean soon so I can get the propane tank installed.
This oven was in use for 8 years without having a real cleaning. The grease was dripping off in the heat of the sun. But it is still quite grimy. Any advice? Nothing is too drastic. Help!
posted by bh
on May 16, 2005 -