aluminum

Why Aluminum And Metal Lids Are Not Getting Recycled

The good news is that more Americans are recycling! With municipalities making it easier than ever to recycle there is one item that turns out to be a problem in the recycling chain. In fact it's a hazard at recycling centers and their metal and aluminum lids. Many metal cans containing things like...
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Grilling Foods Without Using Aluminum Foil

We are at the peak of summer grilling season! All those delicious foods cooked over an open flame or heated with red hot coals. However there is growing evidence that cooking foods in aluminum foil may be unhealthy as the metal leaches into the foods, especially foods that are high in acid. So here...
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The Many Uses Of Cream Of Tartar Besides Cooking

There are some mysteries in our spice rack. Such as the difference between baking powder and baking soda (FYI: Baking powder causes carbon dioxide to escape at a slower rate than baking soda ) and perhaps the biggest mystery of them all, cream of tartar. Besides an occasional holiday recipe, it...
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No Link Between Aluminum and Cancer, Alzheimer's Or Dementia

Aluminum may be getting a bad rap when it comes to your armpits. While all natural deodorants are available, some are ineffective in keeping odor and sweat. Most antiperspirants and many deodorants contain aluminum, which stop you from sweating by blocking the sweat from coming out of the sweat...
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Things You Shouldn't Clean With Vinegar

While vinegar is a great cleaning solution around the house, it isn't the best on certain items. While it is a safe alternative to chemical cleaners it is still an acid which can damage certain finishes in your home. For instance, if you have granite or marble countertops or natural stone floor...
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Kitchen Items To Keep Out Of The Dishwasher

Based on its name alone, you would assume cooking and kitchen dishes are meant for the dishwasher. But not all cooking utensils should be cleaned in the machine. Cheese graters should be washed by hand as sticky cheese cannot be completely cleaned from the grater holes. Same goes for a garlic press...
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Two Tricks To Keep Veggies Fresh Longer

It is painful to throw away food from the refrigerator because it soiled before you got a chance to eat it. Many times you have a recipe for only one of something that is only sold in multiple amounts. For instance, celery. While a couple of stock of celery are needed, you can't find it in smaller...
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