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Thread: Great dryer sheet tip!

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    Great dryer sheet tip!

    I was roasting something in the oven & made a huge mess of my pan- to the point I didn't know if I could salvage it. I remembered reading a tip somewhere online about soaking the pan overnight with a some water & a dryer sheet so I thought I'd give it a try. The next day the baked on gunk literaly rinsed right off! I was amazed & thrilled (& a little smug as my husband told me I'd probably have to throw the pan out!)

    I figured I must have seen the tip here since this is where I get so many good ideas. Sure enough, I did a search & found the original that Tussymussy had posted awhile ago. Thanks Tussymussy!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t144540.html

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    That's crazy! thanks for sharing

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    Yup! I do that all the time. It works
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    thanks for the tip & link, I just learned a lot about Bounce!

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    I tuck several Bounce sheets throughout our pop up camper before putting it away for the winter. So far, no mouse problem. Since it smells so fresh, we leave them in all summer, just tucking them under the cushions. I add several new ones each fall... just to be safe.

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    Wow, thanks for the great tips, I'm going to try them! I learn so much on this site.
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    I also heard they work great when camping as bug repellants in tents.
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    I put Bounce sheets in our motorhome cabinets and cupboards before winter starts. Have never had a problem with mice and it smells so much better than things such as moth balls.

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    Thanks for sharing..... I passed on to friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay View Post
    I was roasting something in the oven & made a huge mess of my pan- to the point I didn't know if I could salvage it. ...
    i'm thinking a little oven cleaner sprayed in the pan would also salvage it. oven cleaner is designed to remove such baked on burnt on stuff. it has worked for me in the past.
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    Thanks for the link; I missed that the first time around. My husband doesn't like the smell of laundry products so I wonder if there are unscented bounce sheets and if they would work the same way. Bounce comes in so many scents, do they all work the same when used as mouse deterrent? I have an appointment next week to have my car "mouse-proofed" as they've managed to get inside simply during an overnight parking. Bounce sheets would cost lots less!
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    I just scorched/burnt milk in the bottom of one of my good pans and can't get it out. I will try this - thanks so much for posting thiss!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang View Post
    T... I have an appointment next week to have my car "mouse-proofed" as they've managed to get inside simply during an overnight parking. ...
    mice in the car!!!!!!!!! yikes!!!!!! eeekkkkkkk!!!!!!! me and rodents are best kept apart.
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    Another great idea to use a bounce sheet......if you get sticky residue on the bottom of your iron from fusible fleece or any other fusible, just iron on a bounce sheet and it comes off!

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    wow great tips on dryer sheets. i will try the rubbing on my dog this evening before the storm hits hope it works for my fur boy.

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    Another cleaning use - save the old sheets and use as gentle scrubbies on things like faucets, sinks - really makes them shine with just water - and for scrubbing cheesy / sticky messes from pans and bakeware that yuks up your regular kitchen scrubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mah View Post
    Another great idea to use a bounce sheet......if you get sticky residue on the bottom of your iron from fusible fleece or any other fusible, just iron on a bounce sheet and it comes off!
    Just had to do this. it really does work!! bonus- now my ironing mat smells good everytime I use it

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    Hmm, never tried that, but I usually put foil in my pans so clean up is easier!
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    Thanks for sharing this great tip.

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    we are farmers and my hubby puts bounce in the machinery in the winter and it works to keep mice out---also put it in the motor home and does smell good and keeps some of the critters away-- does not work for all however so keep checking--- pack rats aand racoons are the worse and very distructive

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    In my previous home I stored old books and magazines in the basement and they got musty smelling. I put a fabric softener sheet in with them and the musty smell went away immediately.
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    What also works if to fill the bottom of the pot with hot water and sprinkle baking soda. Let soak and it will lift the cooked on food.

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    What smell of bounce sheets do you use?

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    I will definitely be using this tip, I hate scrubbing pans.

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    Takes hard water stains off of glass shower doors as well
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