May 30, 2006

Don't Knock Yourself Out.

Circa 1982, my friend EB came up with a list of kitchen items that Only Need To Be Rinsed. Such as:

• the coffee maker; and

• the garlic press.

To which I'd add:

• the cast-iron frying pans;

• the outdoor grill; and

• that bowl that holds the fresh fruit on the counter.

What else?

Posted by Attila Girl at May 30, 2006 08:51 PM | TrackBack

Microwave oven interiors(assuming no 'accidents'.)

All non-stick pans(assuming no 'accidents" and if your not concerned with aesthetics, like how the bottom of the pan looks.)

Tea kettles.

All should be sterilized during normal use.

Oh. I should add the coffee cup of someone you're pissed at...

Posted by: Darrell at May 30, 2006 09:32 PM

I've been told that every die-hard tea drinker has one formerly white mug that's turned a dark shade of brown from years of staining/abuse.

Me, I rotate tea mugs and then bleach several of them at a time. So the only one that turns dark brown is generally the one at my workplace: the problem mug. The skeleton in my vocational closet.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 30, 2006 09:49 PM

when i had a "work mug" i rarely even rinsed it out, i figure alternating between coffee and water was enough.

Posted by: maggie katzen at May 30, 2006 10:07 PM

I would do that if I drank pure tea or pure coffee--but I put milk in black tea, and half and half in coffee. Anything with dairy in it get rinsed and then wiped out.

I may be a slattern, but I'm not trailer trash.

Oh, wait: I am trailer trash. Never mind.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 30, 2006 10:57 PM

My feet.

Posted by: bubba at May 31, 2006 05:27 AM

Beer & Wine Glasses.

Yes rinse only on Cast Iron, nothing like when someone ruins my dutch oven by using soap! Oh don't forget to season it with some oil aferwards (no aresol, that ruind another one of my dutch ovens).

Posted by: the Pirate at May 31, 2006 07:22 AM

A woman sluttishly negligent in her dress.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Today's word of the day. I know someone who could update that dictionary. Just think how that would look on your cv!

Posted by: Darrell at May 31, 2006 11:06 AM

Darrell: There's also the meaning of "sloppy." Some use it as a synonym for "slut," but I don't hold with that. Sloppy and slutty are completely different qualities.

Pirate: If someone uses soap, just season it again. I used vegetable oil for years, until I realized Crisco works much better.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 31, 2006 11:56 AM

Go ahead and assume the worst of me! I meant 'slut' in the older, non-sexual sense.

1639, "a rude, ill-bred woman," probably related to Low Ger. Slattje, Du. slodder, dialectal Sw. slata "slut" (in the older, non-sexual sense). Cf. dial. Eng. verb slatter "to spill or splash awkwardly, to waste," used of women or girls considered untidy or slovenly.


Posted by: Darrell at May 31, 2006 07:35 PM

Mmmm...Crisco. Flakey pie crust goodness.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at May 31, 2006 09:11 PM

One can also use butter, provided one keeps it chilled especially well and doesn't overwork it (as with all pie crust). I learned this from my lifetime in a dairy-producing state . . .

I once made pie crust out of vegetable oil. It can be done, but it's a complete pain. I'd rather do it right and just eat less.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 31, 2006 09:28 PM

Just out of curiosity - What about lard?

Posted by: k at June 2, 2006 02:58 AM

Lard will give you a flaky crust that still is flexible. It will also impart a slightly bitter taste. But that is perfect for those meat pies. Combining fats--butter, Crisco, and lard will work wonders. That is often the 'secret' for those prize winners. Fun fact: 99% of LMA readers have an unnatural fascination with pies.

Posted by: Darrell at June 2, 2006 07:42 AM

I would add that the plastic thingie you put stuff in to rinse off, probably only has to be rinsed off.

Posted by: Barry at June 4, 2006 06:43 AM

The colandar? It gets rinsed if I had produce in it. If I rinsed pasta in it, I'm likely to wash the starch out of its insides.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 4, 2006 02:26 PM

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