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Hacks related to cleaning, maintaining, or repairing domestic appliances such as refrigerators and vacuum cleaners.

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How to kill the stink in an unplugged refrigerator?

There is a refrigerator that has been left with food in it and without electricity for some time, opening the door is 'unpleasant'. It either needs to be cleaned and restored to service or it needs ...
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How can I organize my chest freezer?

I've got a chest freezer that's 20.6 x 37.2 x 33.5 inches. The freezer tends to stay pretty full to the top because I like to stock up when things are on sale and toss them in there. The problem I'm ...
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How can I remove soap suds from a dishwasher?

When someone accidentally uses dish soap for hand-washing in the dishwasher, the whole thing quickly begins filling with suds. How can I remove the soap/deactivate the foaming properties quickly, so ...
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How do I remove burned-on gunk from an enamel stove-top without using harmful chemicals?

I know I can use oven-cleaner but it's extremely caustic. And I don't want to wear myself out scrubbing. Is there another way?
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What is the best way to tumble-dry wet sneakers?

When I wash my sneakers and attempt to tumble-dry, a loud thumping sound permeates my apartment and often they will kick the door open. How can I best tumble-dry my sneakers without the noise and ...
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What is the best way of cleaning the glass on a wood burning stove?

I have a wood burning stove and sometimes the glass get covered in black soot from the fire. It's very hard work to clean off using a scouring sponge and water/washing up liquid. Is there an easy ...
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What is the best way to cool off with an oscillating fan without having it blowing directly on me?

I use an oscillating fan to stay cool at work because others like a warmer temperature than I do. I've noticed considerable buffeting when the fan is blowing directly on me. Our office is laid out in ...
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