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  • mattyw21 commented on BrittLiv's instructable Ozone Generator

    Years ago I heard about them on a hotel makeover reality show and immediately bought one online. It has worked beautifully for both odors and mold in a number of different situations. However, it has a timer, and the instructions forcefully state that no breathing creature (humans, animals, etc.) should be in the room while it's working. This one covers 4000 square feet (the largest), and when I use it I close off the area -- I even stuff towels underneath the door. I have been very pleased with the results, and recently loaned it to a person who had a small fire in their home to get rid of the smoke odor. After four hours, the odor was gone -- permanently. You can get a good one for under $280, and I highly recommend them.

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  • mattyw21 commented on shapespeare's instructable Metric Bread

    Learned a trick to make a crispy crust from a recipe book on artisan breads. When preheating your oven, put your oven's broiler pan without the rack below the rack you're intending to use. Right after putting in the bread, put 1/2 cup water in the broiler pan, then close the door. I've never tried it with pizza dough, but it works great for bread loaves and rolls.

    Regarding adding sugar -- what if you want a sweet roll recipe? What would the percentage be?

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  • Well, I've been making different types of bread for years, and I always wanted one of those ovens that had a proofing setting. Finally got one, and guess what -- it's just the oven light! EVERY oven with a light has proofing capabilities! Brings the temp up to 80 - 85 degrees -- ideal for proofing!

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  • I can't wait for the automated version! I have used one of these for years -- it was called the Flip and Fold and was one of those As Seen on TV offers. Over time, the hinges separate, and it was difficult finding tape that sticks to the plastic and survive being flexed multiple times.There are also very expensive versions for department stores and dry cleaners. Your version is ideal! It IS a little more trouble to fold shirts this way, but you can store a lot more if everything is folded exactly the same.

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  • I don't have and probably will not get a 3D printer in the future. Is it possible to get these made to order?

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  • One more question--what is Bailey's?

    What is "double cream"? I know what whipping cream is, but I don't know what double cream is. Otherwise, this recipe looks really good!

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  • I have tested a number of materials for binding a hoop, because I have had a series of embroidery machines, and stabilizing fabric as it is embroidered is super critical. The best I've found for the job is surgical tape that sticks to itself instead of the skin. You can find both name brand and generic in drugstores and dollar stores. It's slightly stretchy, and you won't need the clothes pins; as soon as soon as you do your first loop around, it sticks to itself. Best yet, it's very slightly sticky, which helps keep the fabric in place as well. An additional bonus is you won't gum up your hoop, and it lasts practically indefinitely.

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