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Offline Sandra

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Helpful hints
« on: October 15, 2016, 09:29:45 PM »
Helpful HINT:
We were just on the point of purchasing a new fridge freezer as the frost free Zanussi that came with the apartment in 2008 was not freezing at all. I called a local engineer who was highly recommended on several  FACEBOOK local group pages (fixes dishwashers, washing machines, fridge freezers etc) who said to me - before I come out try this - first of all Mrs B - remove the contents and then leave the freezer door open for 12 hours - this should result in the freezer cold air vents debunging themselves. Shut the door again - hey presto the FF is now working perfectly - I have thanked Lee the engineer and have said I will pass on his details to anyone that wants them.

What a gentleman as he could have charged me to come out and tell me the same thing.
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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 12:36:48 PM »
Another useful tip accidentally discovered by moi!
So, completely sober, I dropped a bottle of red wine - needless to say it shattered and wine and glass went everywhere including spattering our white walls, the laundry in my laundry basket which I had just retrieved from the washing line. I tried scrubbing the stains to no avail and thought - oh dear, a complete redecoration will be needed. I then sprayed the laundry with Lidl's K-7 anti oxy stain remover,left it for 5 minutes and then and put it (white sheets) in the washer,but noticing the red wine stains had completely disappeared.
A light bulb moment...............!!!!!!!!
I sprayed my white walls with the same stuff and, bingo, white walls reappeared a few moments later - the red wine (a nice rioja) had disappeared and I just checked a few moments ago and the walls are white with no red wine splatters on them.
My advice -invest in this stain remover *(and its a lot cheaper than Vanish or redecoration).
Hope this helps if you every encounter the same problem.:)
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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 01:13:51 PM »
HELPFUL HINT:

To assist with a spicy tomato sauce for a pork dish I made for dinner last night I bought a bottle of "4 chillie" strength Habenaras Sauce from Lidl - try  to use only a teaspoon, not a tablespoon of sauce in whatever you are making as it is HOT, HOT, HOT, HOT!!!   :o :o :o
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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 10:40:28 AM »
Catching up after a long time. Many thanks for these hints Sandra.
Have a great Christmas and all the best to you and yours in the new year.
Christine and Jim Rankin