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A good way of economising on stove polish, and incidentally on “elbow grease”, as far less labour is needed to obtain a good polish, is to mix the paste with dry soap powder. Any sort of soap powder answers the purpose, and the shine obtained if far better than the polish alone gives.
Do you find your tea allowance too small? Read what Mrs Hill, Thornliebank says, and learn how to make more of it: - Instead of putting two or three spoonfuls of tea into the pot, fill a saucepan with water and let it boil, then put in one spoonful of tea and let it boil for one minute, not longer. Stain into a pot leaving the leaves in the saucepan. Fill up with cold water, and bring to the boil again, when you will have a second infusion ready for the teapot. Where there is a large family considerable saving can be effected by making tea in this way. Read more......
Burnt Saucepans - Pans and saucepans that have been burnt should never
be filled with soda and water, as this, although it removes the burnt portions,
also makes the saucepan liable to burn again. Instead of soda and water, fill
it with salt and water, and leave it till next day, when it should be placed on
the fire till the water slowly boils. The burnt particles will come off without
any difficulties and there will be no after effects.