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Uses For Hairdryers

Uses For Hairdryers

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  • Keep a second hair dryer in the kitchen. On "cool," it can dry salad greens, on "warm" it sets the icing on cakes, on "hot" it defrosts a stack of chops or softens ice cream for easy scooping.
  •  If hard water spots your glasses dry them with a cloth, then blow dry to remove wet spots and lint.
  • If you've left a freshly-baked cake for too long in a wax paper-lined pan, run your hair dryer over the bottom of the pan, and then carefully invert it. The cake will drop out.
  •  To remove old contact paper from kitchen shelves use a hair dryer set on warm. Work on one section at a time and gently pull at the edges.
  •  Dry panty hose by hanging them on the shower rod and blowing them dry.
  • Quickly and safely remove candle wax by blowing warm air slightly above the drips. The heat softens the wax, which can then be wiped away with a paper towel, leaving no scratches.
  • Speed up the defrosting process of your freezer by using your hair dryer. Never lay the dryer down inside the freezer, it's an electrical hazard.
  • Defrost frozen pipes with a hair dryer.
  • Use a hair dryer to quickly dry steam off a bathroom mirror.
  • Use a hair dryer to blow dust from intricately carved wood work, delicate art work and artificial flowers—or even from behind a radiator.
  •  Remove crayon marks from wallpaper by using the hair dryer on it, set on "hot," until the wax heats up. The crayon will wipe off easily with a damp cloth and a small amount of oil soap cleanser.
  •  When a hot compress is needed, wet a hand towel in hot water and put it on the injury. Turn on the hair dryer to keep the compress hot; keep it moist with a spray bottle.
  •  Make bandage removal easy by blowing hot air on the tape for a few seconds to soften the adhesive.
  • Clear up diaper rash by drying the baby's bottom with a hair dryer set at "warm" and held at least 6 inches from the skin.
  • To remove a bumper sticker, use a hair dryer on it for a few minutes, then peel off.
  • Use a hair dryer to blow powder into an itchy cast, or to dry stitches or sutures.
  •  If you find you've missed a few wrinkles in ironing a garment, lightly dampen the area with a washcloth, and then blow dry with your hair dryer.
  •  To remove wrinkles from such plastic articles as tablecloths, shower curtains or shelf paper, use your hair dryer.
  • Dry wet boots with a hair dryer.
  • Use a hair dryer on the "hot" setting to shrink wrap a plastic bag around an object.
  •  When windows freeze shut, use a hair dryer to thaw them open.
  •  Loosen a too-tight screw by warming it with your hair dryer.
  •  Before you call the car-starting service on a cold morning, try blowing hot air from a hair dryer onto the carburetor. You can also thaw out a frozen car door lock with your hair dryer.
  • Open windows in summer cause screens and sills to collect fuzz and pollen. For a quick cleanup, blow the debris back outside with your blow dryer.
  • Blow-dry your salt and pepper shakers after washing to keep the condiments from lumping.
  • To release a snapshot stuck in a magnetic photo album, aim a blast of warm air underneath the page.
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Kelly Rae Sydney, AU January 13, 2009

I cracked up when I read about thawing out the car door lock - I lived in a very cold area and although our garage was insulated, the locks would still freeze! The hairdryer was right there, ready to use, though.

These are fantastic. I will use the salt and pepper shaker idea in a week or so before I have to refill. Thanks. Reply