Handy Aids for the HOMEMAKER (Jul, 1936)

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Handy Aids for the HOMEMAKER

CUBE STARCH IS EASILY MEASURED
Made in the form of cubes about the size of a lump of sugar, a new starch makes it easy to secure uniformity of stiffness in starching laundry. The starch is packed in one-pound boxes, each of which contains eighty cubes

RACK FOR RAZOR HAS BLADE DRIER
When a safety-razor blade is placed in the drying unit of this novel bathroom fixture, and the lid is pressed down, two built-in absorbent pads dry the blade instantly

SPLASHPROOF COVER FOR DRY FRYING
A novel ventilating feature in the frying-pan cover shown above allows the moisture of evaporation to escape, and yet prevents grease from splashing out. This makes it possible to brown or dry-fry food with the protection of a cover

COFFEE MAKER FITS ANY POT
Any coffee pot is a drip coffee maker when fitted with a new device consisting of a cloth bag attached to an adjustable metal frame. Coffee is placed in the bag and boiling water is poured over it

RUBBER CONTAINER COVERS
Specially designed for covering left-over food in jars and bottles when placed in refrigerators, these washable rubber caps come in sizes to fit standard types of containers

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PEELER
With its blade set to take a very thin peel, the kitchen tool illustrated below is said to make short work of peeling fruits and vegetables, following the contours readily

GLASS EGG CUPS RESIST HEAT
Eggs, custards, and other foods can be cooked in the heat-resisting glass cups shown at the left, which are placed directly in hot water. Because they retain heat, they will keep the food warm on an invalid’s tray. Cups have metal covers

ELECTRIC VAPORIZER DESTROYS INSECTS
Plugged into any light socket, the appliance at the left diffuses an insecticide to kill flies and other pests

IMPROVED SLICER
A weighted plunger, seen on the table in the photograph above, presses the vegetables down against the cutting blades of this slicer. The device is easily clamped to the kitchen table for use

MAN-MADE SPONGE AIDS IN WINDOW WASHING
Artificial sponges, made of cellulose and supplied with squared edges, are specially effective for window washing. They rinse easily and may be used for the same purposes as natural sponges

NORMALIZES HARD WATER
When a new chemical preparation is added to hard water, ordinary soap can be used in it without forming the usual lime curd. It is recommended for dish washing, laundry, and all other soap-using purposes

PLATE RACKS FOR SHELVES
The rack pictured at the left holds plates of any size, as the rubber grips are adjustable. Each unit is designed to hold a dozen plates, in a space-saving upright position

ELECTRIC IRON HAS NO CORD
Current for this novel iron is supplied through contacts in the stand. If the housewife forgets to turn it off, an arm automatically pushes the iron away, breaking contact, as shown

NUT-MEAT GRINDER IS HANDY TO USE
The neat little appliance illustrated at the right cuts all kinds of nut meats to the ideal size for use in salads, pastries, and other foods. By putting the nuts through a second time, it is possible to grind directly over cakes, as in the photo

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