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  1. #1
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?TFM=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:05:46 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > Wet your stale Scotch-Brite/Sponge combos generously with water and
    > put them in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 2:20 on high.
    > Remove from microwave immediately. Rinse them well, do not try and
    > wring them out - they're very hot.
    >
    > Most importantly, do not put them in the washer with your whites and
    > BLEACH or you'll end up with tiny little blue spongies impregnated all
    > throughout the fine weaves of your whites.
    >
    > Anybody want to buy some baby blue polka-dotted Fruit of the Loom
    > briefs and matching socks?
    >
    > I hope I don't have an offer to get laid tonight. Wish me luck!
    >
    > -sw


    I've read that a minute in the nuker is good enough to kill all the
    nasties.
    I just don't use sponges in the kitchen. I use the blue scouring pad sans
    the disease carrying sponge.
    I wash my truck with a sponge. I don't care if it gets sick.

    TFM®

  2. #2
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    We wash the shower curtains and the rubber tub mats in the washing machine.

    Works great!

    I knew a guy who every once in a while would fill the dishwasher with
    his hand tools (pliers, screw drivers, wrenches, etc.) I think that is
    a little over the top, but he was a little fussy about his tools.

    George L

  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 2011-08-27, TFM® <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've read that a minute in the nuker is good enough to kill all the
    > nasties.


    I usta use those things, nuking sponges and all that silliness. No
    longer. Toss 'em all and get yourself a synthetic bristle brush that
    fits into your drinking glasses. They clean as good as anything,
    don't scratch polished metal surfaces like scotchbrite pads, and can
    be sterilized in bleach to "like new" condition. I've had my current
    one for 2 yrs. It's soaking in 20% bleach solution, now. For really
    burnt/baked-on crud, I occassionally use one of those metal mesh
    scrubby pad thingies, but rarely. The brush covers about 99% of my
    dishwashing needs.

    nb

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Aug 27, 11:37*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On 27 Aug 2011 18:14:44 GMT, notbob wrote:
    >
    > > On 2011-08-27, TFM® <hornd...@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> I've read that a minute in the nuker is good enough to kill all the
    > >> nasties.

    >
    > > I usta use those things, nuking sponges and all that silliness. *No
    > > longer. *Toss 'em all and get yourself a synthetic bristle brush that
    > > fits into your drinking glasses. *They clean as good as anything,
    > > don't scratch polished metal surfaces like scotchbrite pads, and can
    > > be sterilized in bleach to "like new" condition. *I've had my current
    > > one for 2 yrs. *It's soaking in 20% bleach solution, now. *For really
    > > burnt/baked-on crud, I occassionally use one of those metal mesh
    > > scrubby pad thingies, but rarely. *The brush covers about 99% of my
    > > dishwashing needs.

    >
    > Nothing can remove grease off of certain plastics efficiently except
    > for a sponge.
    >
    > -sw


    Try soap.

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    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    Microwave energy is not in itself a sterilizer or germ killer...the heat produced from the microwaving is what kills the germs and one minute is not necessarily going to do it.



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    =?iso-8859-1?Q?TFM=AE?= Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:37:20 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > On 27 Aug 2011 18:14:44 GMT, notbob wrote:
    >
    >> On 2011-08-27, TFM® <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I've read that a minute in the nuker is good enough to kill all the
    >>> nasties.

    >>
    >> I usta use those things, nuking sponges and all that silliness. No
    >> longer. Toss 'em all and get yourself a synthetic bristle brush that
    >> fits into your drinking glasses. They clean as good as anything,
    >> don't scratch polished metal surfaces like scotchbrite pads, and can
    >> be sterilized in bleach to "like new" condition. I've had my current
    >> one for 2 yrs. It's soaking in 20% bleach solution, now. For really
    >> burnt/baked-on crud, I occassionally use one of those metal mesh
    >> scrubby pad thingies, but rarely. The brush covers about 99% of my
    >> dishwashing needs.

    >
    > Nothing can remove grease off of certain plastics efficiently except
    > for a sponge.
    >
    > -sw


    Bull. The blue plastic, non-scratch pads remove all grease from everything
    if enough detergent is applied.

    I use 2 when I'm washing dishes. 1 in the filthy dishwater with the
    dishes, the other on the edge of the sink fully soaped up.

    I prewash everything underwater for the first stage, pull out and wash with
    the second blue thing, then rinse.

    3 sink wash with 2 basins. I rule.

    The water (both wash and rinse) needs to be hot enough to hurt. That helps
    a lot with grease.

    I will concede in that the bristle brushes don't make sufficient surface
    contact to clean anything properly.

    TFM®

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:42:44 -0400, TFM® <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I just don't use sponges in the kitchen.


    That's my attitude too.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:42:44 -0400, TFM® <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I just don't use sponges in the kitchen.

    >
    > That's my attitude too.



    I don't particularly care what you young folks put in your dishwashers - but
    a word of caution. Do be sure that it is securely clamped so it doesn't get
    down in the innards and drains and such of the dw. The plumbers and flooring
    guys are very expensive. A sponge or whatever 'out loose' can really wreak
    havoc. Did I spell that right? I don't use the word "wreak" very often.
    Polly


  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:42:45 -0500, "Polly Esther"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:42:44 -0400, TFM® <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> I just don't use sponges in the kitchen.

    > >
    > > That's my attitude too.

    >
    >
    > I don't particularly care what you young folks put in your dishwashers - but
    > a word of caution. Do be sure that it is securely clamped so it doesn't get
    > down in the innards and drains and such of the dw. The plumbers and flooring
    > guys are very expensive. A sponge or whatever 'out loose' can really wreak
    > havoc. Did I spell that right? I don't use the word "wreak" very often.
    > Polly


    Don't worry, Polly. I make sure it stays in place. Haven't had one
    break loose yet.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  10. #10
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:42:45 -0500, "Polly Esther"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:42:44 -0400, TFM® <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I just don't use sponges in the kitchen.

    >>
    >> That's my attitude too.

    >
    >
    >I don't particularly care what you young folks put in your dishwashers - but
    >a word of caution. Do be sure that it is securely clamped so it doesn't get
    >down in the innards and drains and such of the dw. The plumbers and flooring
    >guys are very expensive. A sponge or whatever 'out loose' can really wreak
    >havoc. Did I spell that right? I don't use the word "wreak" very often.
    >Polly

    Yes you did. The reporters on TV are using it often in the last 24
    hours ;o)
    Janet US

  11. #11
    John Smythe Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    Roy wrote:
    > Microwave energy is not in itself a sterilizer or germ killer...the
    > heat produced from the microwaving is what kills the germs and one
    > minute is not necessarily going to do it.


    I thought for sure that you were a "foodbanter-er"

    Google gropes, almost as bad!

    FIX YOUR WORD WRAP, and QUOTE A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO! Ass
    Hole

    JS



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    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day


    On Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:56:26 AM UTC-6, John Smythe wrote:
    > Roy wrote:
    > > Microwave energy is not in itself a sterilizer or germ killer...the
    > > heat produced from the microwaving is what kills the germs and one
    > > minute is not necessarily going to do it.

    >
    > I thought for sure that you were a "foodbanter-er"
    >
    > Google gropes, almost as bad!
    >
    > FIX YOUR WORD WRAP, and QUOTE A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO! Ass
    > Hole
    >
    > JS

    ===

    If you don't like my word wrap...tough beans. Get a decent reader. Google groups has a reference to what I'm replying to. You use it. Lazy piece of feces.

    If you don't like how Google formats postings, then take it up with them.
    ==


  13. #13
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:56:26 AM UTC-6, John Smythe wrote:
    > Roy wrote:
    > > Microwave energy is not in itself a sterilizer or germ killer...the
    > > heat produced from the microwaving is what kills the germs and one
    > > minute is not necessarily going to do it.

    >
    > I thought for sure that you were a "foodbanter-er"
    >
    > Google gropes, almost as bad!
    >
    > FIX YOUR WORD WRAP, and QUOTE A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO! Ass
    > Hole
    >
    > JS


    ==
    Say "pretty please" and I might consider your suggestion...otherwise FOAD.

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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:38:08 -0700 (PDT), Roy <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >On Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:56:26 AM UTC-6, John Smythe wrote:
    >> Roy wrote:
    >> > Microwave energy is not in itself a sterilizer or germ killer...the
    >> > heat produced from the microwaving is what kills the germs and one
    >> > minute is not necessarily going to do it.

    >>
    >> I thought for sure that you were a "foodbanter-er"
    >>
    >> Google gropes, almost as bad!
    >>
    >> FIX YOUR WORD WRAP, and QUOTE A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO! Ass
    >> Hole
    >>
    >> JS

    >===
    >
    >If you don't like my word wrap...tough beans. Get a decent reader. Google groups has a reference to what I'm replying to. You use it. Lazy piece of feces.
    >
    >If you don't like how Google formats postings, then take it up with them.
    >==


    The last thing a google poster should do is tell someone to get a
    decent reader. Moron.

    Lou

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 2011-08-28, dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 8/28/2011 11:47 AM, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >> The last thing a google poster should do is tell someone to get a
    >> decent reader. Moron.
    >>
    >> Lou

    >
    > The last thing anybody should do is tell anybody else how they should post.


    I don't think it's a case of telling others HOW to post, more a case
    of informing ppl how to help maintain a long accustomed and
    established method of internet communication. Sure, one can argue on
    behalf of a new form, but is that new form valid or universally
    acceptable? Should we all have to speak Spanish because a lotta new
    immigrants don't speak English?

    Feel free to do as you like. I'm free to ignore you.

    nb

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    In article <10ady3e7qvuly$.do3gpqhkwa1h$.[email protected]>,
    TFM® <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:05:46 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > > Wet your stale Scotch-Brite/Sponge combos generously with water and
    > > put them in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 2:20 on high.
    > > Remove from microwave immediately. Rinse them well, do not try and
    > > wring them out - they're very hot.
    > >
    > > Most importantly, do not put them in the washer with your whites and
    > > BLEACH or you'll end up with tiny little blue spongies impregnated all
    > > throughout the fine weaves of your whites.
    > >
    > > Anybody want to buy some baby blue polka-dotted Fruit of the Loom
    > > briefs and matching socks?
    > >
    > > I hope I don't have an offer to get laid tonight. Wish me luck!
    > >
    > > -sw

    >
    > I've read that a minute in the nuker is good enough to kill all the
    > nasties.
    > I just don't use sponges in the kitchen. I use the blue scouring pad sans
    > the disease carrying sponge.
    > I wash my truck with a sponge. I don't care if it gets sick.
    >
    > TFM®


    If the scrubbies I use for my dishes gets too dirty to use, I toss it in
    the trash...

    Scrubbies and sponges are cheap. Why waste time?

    My dish water always has a small amount of bleach in it. That generally
    takes care of the bugs.
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 8/28/2011 1:00 PM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2011-08-28, dsi1<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On 8/28/2011 11:47 AM, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>> The last thing a google poster should do is tell someone to get a
    >>> decent reader. Moron.
    >>>
    >>> Lou

    >>
    >> The last thing anybody should do is tell anybody else how they should post.

    >
    > I don't think it's a case of telling others HOW to post, more a case
    > of informing ppl how to help maintain a long accustomed and
    > established method of internet communication. Sure, one can argue on
    > behalf of a new form, but is that new form valid or universally
    > acceptable? Should we all have to speak Spanish because a lotta new
    > immigrants don't speak English?


    There's people out there that believe that their 60's Dodge is the best
    car ever made. Maybe they're right but the world will move as it want's
    to regardless of what a few people think or wish. We have no control
    over what Usenet will evolve into. Obviously, the Usenet servers are no
    longer able to supply an optimum bandwidth. That's the breaks.

    >
    > Feel free to do as you like. I'm free to ignore you.
    >


    We are in agreement about this - hopefully you truly believe this.

    > nb



  18. #18
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    I agree. I don't like being told to get my quotes right when I did nothing wrong. Google is going through some changes and there are bound to some screw-ups for a while.


  19. #19
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 2011-08-29, Roy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I agree. I don't like being told to get my quotes right when I did nothing wrong. Google is going through some changes and there are bound to some screw-ups for a while.


    Lordy! I need to re-institute my Blinky-the-Shark rules, soon.

    nb

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day


    "Roy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5756400e-43ce-4864-b1de-df39ccc82[email protected]..
    > I agree. I don't like being told to get my quotes right when I did nothing
    > wrong. Google is going through some changes and there are bound to some
    > screw-ups for a while.
    >


    You agree with what? Now you show no quotes so we have no idea what or who
    you are agreeing with.

    I do know that Google Groups suck


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