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My family is living in a house that has the old type of stove with the swirly electric range burner elements. When grease splatters on them, they stink up the house the next time they're turned on. Random bits of food can also fall down inside. I visited Amazon to see if I could find some good quality burner covers and stumbled upon the Range Kleen 550 Stainless Steel Round Burner Kovers. Just like it says on the page, they really are sturdy, durable, easy to clean, and they beautify the area. The set of 4 includes two large and two small Burner Kovers.
Warning: Before you turn the oven on, remove the Burner Kover from the element that has the oven vent in the middle of it (looks like a little pipe). Remove any Burner Kovers from the elements that you are going to cook on. Make sure that you don't turn on the wrong element. My sister turned on the wrong element and started heating up one of the Burner Kovers. Once I realized the wrong element was on, I grabbed some pot holders and put the Burner Kover right in the sink. The Burner Kover is fine, but it's slightly discolored now.
The 30 x 18 (actually 29.75 x 17.75) Commercial Cutting Board by Thirteen Chefs fits across the top of our electric stove perfectly. We put the Range Kleen 550 Stainless Steel Round Burner Kovers over the elements, then carefully place the cutting board over all of the Kovers. We don't have a lot of counter space, so this temporary extra counter space is very helpful. We use it to put groceries on from the car, making sandwiches, preparing food for the microwave, and so on.
Warning: Never turn on the stove or any of the elements with the cutting board on the stovetop. Make sure the stovetop is cold before putting the cutting board across the stovetop. It may not hurt the elements if you carefully place the cutting board across all of them, but we use Range Kleen 550 Stainless Steel Round Burner Kovers just to be safe.
Amazon Warning: If you don't want a headache, do not buy the 5 pack set from Amazon. We found out that these cutting boards are also good for 500 piece puzzles and crafts, so we bought the 5 pack set. Amazon sent us only one. After contacting them, Amazon sent us only one, again. I contacted the nice people at Thirteen Chefs and they sent us the other three cutting boards.
They finally made the pan I have been wanting for years! It gives your brownies two crunchy edges on each serving and also improves baking by circulating the heat to the pan's middle- the part that always takes the longest to cook. At 9 x 12 x 2, it is the perfect size for most boxed brownies and for homemade recipes as well. Made of cast aluminum with a quality nonstick coating, it is sure to last through years of brownie making. The Baker's Edge Brownie Pan has received raves from magazines, newspapers and TV shows including The CBS Early Show, and Martha Stewart.
Each pan is individually packed and includes a gourmet recipe insert and a nylon spatula.
Another pan we have been waiting for all of our lives! Eat the tops of cupcakes without the guilt of throwing the rest away! No 'stumps', just the crusty, delicious tops.
Chicago Metallic Gormetware was featured in Cook's Illustrated Resources. The pans are non-stick steel that have been especially designed for home bakers.
The Flat Fold Colander is a great addition to any kitchen. It is a full-sized strainer that can help you with all your fruit, vegetable, and pasta needs. The Flat Fold Colander is made of a strong food grade polymer, so it can handle just about anything you can throw at it and it's large enough to hold up to five pounds of potatoes. It also has a built-in pour spout to help you eliminate spills.
The Flat Fold Colander takes up so little space that you might want to buy two or three for those days when you need to use more than one colander at a time.
The affordable Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus is made of rugged plastic, with German surgical-steel blades.
Uniformly slices and juliennes vegetables and fruits thick or thin.
Also shreds and dices; for safety, holder grips food, blade inserts lock in.
Caddy stores all parts upright or flat.
15 inches long, 6 inches wide when assembled for storage.
Keep your butter clean! The One Click Butter Cutter is a must for many kitchens! It is a butter dish and slicer all in one. It holds a whole stick of butter or margarine, takes up less space in your refrigerator and is easily cleaned in the dishwasher or in warm water. And for the calorie conscious it gives you a 35 calorie slice each time.
Just think, easily squeeze off a slice BEFORE your muffin or biscuit gets cold! Or drop a pat on your hot ear of corn. What a neat invention! No greasy tubs or butter dishes complete with crumbs, jelly, or other food particles. Many families have a person who always complains if you do the "swipe a thin strip off the top" maneuver. This will eliminate arguments of that sort. And you really can cut an entire stick of butter in under a minute for entertaining.
I haven't tried every kind of paper towel out there, but of the ones I have tried over the years, the Brawny Pick-A-Size paper towels are the best. They are pretty strong, you can use a smaller size so you don't waste as much, and they don't stink like so many other paper towels. There are a lot of paper towels out there that smell like raw eggs, wet dog, or corn chips. How can you trust a paper towel that smells nasty?
Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.
Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.
If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.
Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.
Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.
Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.
Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:
Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I started taking those two supplements near the end of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses.
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