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1 Tbsp? That's amazing. I use the liquid recipe from WellnessMama and it requires a half a cup. One more question... In lieu of an emersion blender, would a drill chuck paint mixer like this work: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Metal-5-Gal-Spiral-Mixer-SM5HD/202284233
I've been making my own laundry detergent for like a year now, using a different recipe. How much of this goes into a large load?
Can verify as yummy. Suggested alterations: shredded cheddar instead of sliced American cheese, and cook in butter instead of oil.
Fumes from Nichrome when welding are toxic, but Nichrome wire is used in almost all heating elements, from electronic cigarettes and space heaters to blow driers and stoves. (A lot use Kanthal, but Nichrome is still very common.)
Use Nichrome wire for a better effect. The paperclip is providing almost a dead short, and the only thing preventing the battery from blowing up is the 9v battery's high internal resistance.
I did exactly this with a 2009 MBP back in 2011. The point of it back then was to get the speed improvement of the SSD for the OS, but the space of a platter drive, because at the time, even small 128GB SSD's were quite pricey.