So over the last couple of weekends, I decided to try some out.
1. The perpetual green onion
The tip is to put your cut bunch of green onions in a glass after they are cut. They regrow so you always have green onions for your recipes.
I cut this bunch of onions last week and they are already starting to re-grow.
2. Hot vinegar will soften paint brushes.
The tip is to submerge any hardened brush into a jar/glass of hot vinegar and let it soak over night. By morning, it will be soft again.
I found this brush in our basement. It had been left by the previous owner and was hard as a rock. Now, you can see that it is soft and bendable. It is like I found a free brush!
The key is to get the vinegar nice and hot. I tried dunking a brush in room temp vinegar and it didn't work as well at all.
3. Cleaning cooktop grates with ammonia
The tip is to seal your grate in a gallon ziplock bag with 1/4 cup ammonia, put the bags in a well ventilated are (in case there is a spill) and 12 hours later...bam! Clean grates.
Even D noticed how clean the grates were. Disclosure: Because our grates were so gross*, we needed to do two treatments of ammonia.
*We had been living with these grates with horribly baked on stuff since we moved in because it was over $50 each to replace them with new. We just couldn't justify spending the $250+ for new. So I had used Simple Green, oven cleaner, Bar Keepers Friend, Brillo pads and more to try to get them clean and nothing worked...until now! (I sound like a infommercial sales person)
4. Denture cleaning tablets will clean the gunk from the inside of a glass vase/pitcher
I have this tall bottle green pitcher that has been boxed up because I haven't been able to get the inside clean. The neck is very narrow and I don't have scrubber brush that will fit.
After seeing the tip that denture tablets can make old dirty, dusty, grimy glass look like new, I thought I would give this a shot to clean out my pitcher.
Like the grates, it took 2 treatments of 5 tablets a treatment to get things sparkly and shiny, but since the tablets were the cheap store brands, that may have been a contributing factor.
So in this round of Pinterest Tips: Fact or Fiction - everything turned out to be fact. Stay tuned for more posts in the future fact checking Pinterest/internet tips to see if they actually work.
Have you done any Pinterest Fact or Fiction experiments yourself? I would love to hear about them!