How yucky is it to clean a grater, especially after grating cheese? Instead, grate a piece of raw potato after shredding that chunk of cheese. The hard, wet surface of the potato, plus a tiny trace of oxalic acid, cleans away the cheese goo that usually clings to your sponge. (And now you have a good excuse to fry up some hash browns!)
Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips.
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