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5 Things To Do with Bread

Does the thought of bread make you go soft? Wait until you find out how it can remove cooking odours and protect you from grease fires.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Egyptians were the first to add yeast to bread transforming it from a flat bread to something lighter.

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Absorb Veggie Odours

Absorb Veggie Odours

Love cabbage or broccoli, but hate the smell while it’s cooking? Put a piece of white bread on top of the pot when cooking up a batch of ‘smelly’ vegetables. It will absorb most of the unpleasant odours.

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Clean Walls and Wallpaper

Clean Walls and Wallpaper

Most kids have a hard time understanding how easily the dirt on their hands can be transferred to walls. But you can remove most dirty or greasy fingerprints from painted walls by rubbing the area with a slice of white bread. Bread does a good job cleaning non-washable wall­paper as well. Just cut off the crusts first to minimize the chance of scratching the paper.

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Pick Up Broken Glass

Pick Up Broken Glass

Picking up the large pieces of a broken glass or dish is usually easy, but getting those tiny slivers can be a real pain (figuratively if not literally). The easiest way to make sure you don’t miss any is to press a slice of bread over the area. Just be careful not to prick yourself when you toss the bread into the garbage.

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Soak Up Grease

Soak Up Grease

One of the best ways to prevent a grease flare-up when grilling meat is to place a couple of slices of white bread in your drip pan to absorb the grease. It will also cut down on the amount of smoke produced.

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Soften Up Marshmallows

Soften Up Marshmallows

If you reach for your bag of marshmallows, only to discover that they’ve gone stale, just put a couple of slices of fresh bread in the bag and seal it shut (you may want to transfer the marshmallows to a zip-lock plastic bag). Leave it alone for a couple of days. When you reopen the bag, your marshmallows should taste as good as new.

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