I normally don't make much coffee at home, so when I know I have 'coffee drinkers' over for a gathering I clean my coffee pot the day before by pouring a solution of 1
part vinegar to 2 parts water into the water reservoir,
then run the machine. Follow with two cycles of cold water. This should remove mineral build-ups, coffee residue and
hard water deposits so your next cup of coffee should be
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To remove grease-stains from material, work in a small amount of polyunsaturated margarine, then wash out with soap and water. Use the same method for removing grease from hands. Apply some hand cream or lotion afterwards to replenish skin moisture.
Fridges and freezers
To keep them smelling fresh, sprinkle a few drops of vanilla extract onto a damp cloth and wipe the interior walls and shelves. To dispel odors, place a small container of baking soda inside the fridge.