March 5, 2006

Tip of the day

I discovered something incredible today. I have a tea kettle that gets that gross layer of sediment/deposit on the bottom of the pot. Well, I found the answer! Put two teaspoons of cream of tartar in about a quart of water, bring it to a boil and let it boil for about 5 minutes. Voila--clean as can be.

(P.S. I also then washed it out with hot soapy water to make sure that it was totally clean, but I'm fortunate enough to have a kettle large enough to fit my hand down in.)