We have a relatively cheap oven model with a wire rack that slides into the oven against the porcelain walls of the oven; no bearings or anything. It's always stuck a little bit, pulling it in and out — but since we did a self-clean cycle last week, there seems to be even more friction. Is there a food-safe high-temperature grease or other lubricant that I can use to make the rack slide better?
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Zula 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.
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.
Hope me, laundry wizards! Is there any way to get out grease stains on a shirt after it's been dried? [more inside]
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]
How can I safely reuse cooking oil? [more inside]
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]
Should I eat it? Duck fat from one week ago. [more inside]
Waste Oil Diesel. Any satisfied users? [more inside]
How effective is dabbing pizza with a napkin in terms of reducing total grease content? [more inside]
How can I wash oil/grease out of my leather gloves? [more inside]
What are the true cardiovascular risks associated with eating a greasy meal? [more inside]
Should we put a misbehaving dryer in permanent time out? [more inside]
How can I make elementary school spaghetti sauce? [more inside]
How does one get body grease off a wooden table? [more inside]
What should I fry? Give me your favorite fried food ideas. [more inside]
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]
How do I clean grease off a kitchen wall? [more inside]
I'm having trouble cleaning my electric stove top. My main problems are the eye pans underneath the burners. [more inside]
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]
Why do I crave greasy food when I am hungover? [more inside]
What healthy -- or at healthier -- alternatives do you eat to fulfill cravings for emphatically unhealthy food? Clarification and examples inside. [more inside]
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]
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]
What is the best way to go about cleaning a very dirty pasta maker? [more inside]
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!
How do I get bike-chain grease stains out of my girlfriend's car's upholstery? [more inside]