Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Blessing our Family > Joyous Homekeeping *Public*
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Joyous Homekeeping *Public* A public forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-06-2020, 11:52 AM   #16
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 19,063
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

I have seen some silicone things that are designed to go in the bottom of cast iron so you don't scratch flat top. I will see if I can find it again.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 18 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is ten
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is six.
How do I suddenly not have any little girls!
knitlove is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 12:47 PM   #17
Lady Grey
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,515
Lady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

We use silicone pot holders as trivets for hot stuff. I just looked in Dh's order history and we have these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 They are thick and easy to clean, no crevices. I usually just use hot soap water as needed but they can also go in the dishwasher. Ours are almost 12 years old and still look great.


No issues at all with our flat electric stove.
__________________
Sara - married 16 years
DD (14), DS (12), DS (10), DD (7), DS (2)
always remembering our precious daughter in Heaven
Lady Grey is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lady Grey For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 03:07 PM   #18
ThreeKids
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ..
Posts: 10,656
ThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond reputeThreeKids has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

The only pan I can think of that won't work on electric would be something with a rounded bottom, like a wok. I have a wok with a flat bottom that does work on electric.
__________________
DS (12), DD (10), DD2 (7)

And my kids were going to behave perfectly all the time and if they didn't, they'd be Dobsoned, but I was going to Dobson so perfectly that they'd know not to slip up but once or twice because I was going to be sooooooo consistent and awesome and wise.
ThreeKids is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ThreeKids For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 03:34 PM   #19
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 19,063
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

You also aren't suposed to use large heavy things like hot water bath cannerson flat tops because they can crack the glass

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 18 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is ten
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is six.
How do I suddenly not have any little girls!
knitlove is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 03:38 PM   #20
Soliloquy
Administrator
 
Why climb a mountain? Because it's there!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Selkirk Mountains
Posts: 49,874
Soliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Yes, you are not supposed to use a canner on a glass top stove. I know someone who does, though. I would not do it. I have a separate, electric coil stove that I use if I want to can.
__________________
Lisa, 47. Married to the love of my life for 24 years!
Moderator in Theological & Doctrinal Issues, Drawing Closer, Bible Study, & Educating Our Children
Mom to 5 wonderful kids, ages 4-16. 2 dogs, 4 cats, and some chickens.
My Instagram
Personal Training and Wellness Coaching.
Soliloquy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soliloquy For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 04:31 PM   #21
mariposa
Rose Trellis
I support GCM!
 
A picture of me taken by J. :)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,065
mariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond reputemariposa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonshineMama View Post
Flat, new, no coils. I have cooked very minimally on one at my moms. But never my best stuff. I will remember you are the one to ask. We donít close until 10/15/2020. Do I need to know anything before I get there? This sounds dumb but assuming my cast iron and stainless are fine on electric? And that I can use my normal bakeware? Stones and stainless and some ceramic.
We had a flat top electric stove in our last home. I liked it. We kept a cast iron comal to warm tortillas on a back burner and never had an issue.
I do recommend getting a cleaner designed for the stove top. I found it easier to keep it clean if I wiped it down each night (and used cleaner on any spots that needed it). Every once in awhile I had to use a scraper (something the builder gave us when we closed on the home) to gently scrape stuck on messes.
We have a gas stove in our current home (big move 2 years ago). I like it too, but sometimes I miss how easy it was to wipe down the stove top without lifting two big heavy grates out of the way and not worrying about knocking the covers off the burners.
__________________
Debbie

wife to R
mama to J (10-07)
mariposa is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mariposa For This Useful Post:
ECingMama (09-15-2020), Llee (09-07-2020), SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 05:49 PM   #22
SonshineMama
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26,460
SonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

My concern w the ducts is moving when my allergies are so bad and in the middle of mold season. Dust is my worst allergy. Iím supposed to see my pulmonologist on oct 20 which is likely the day we r scheduling movers ...

Dh said since a ranch he will clean them Iím pondering that

Great info on electric and cast iron.
__________________
Jodi
JESUS FOLLOWER
SonshineMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2020, 08:31 PM   #23
SonshineMama
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26,460
SonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soliloquy View Post
Yes, you are not supposed to use a canner on a glass top stove. I know someone who does, though. I would not do it. I have a separate, electric coil stove that I use if I want to can.
What abt pressure cookers? Anyone know?

---------- Post added at 10:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:13 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by knitlove View Post
I have seen some silicone things that are designed to go in the bottom of cast iron so you don't scratch flat top. I will see if I can find it again.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
Like this? https://www.amazon.com/Induction-Coo...a-627652930935
__________________
Jodi
JESUS FOLLOWER
SonshineMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2020, 08:59 PM   #24
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 19,063
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

It was more like this https://thecooktopmat.com/ but it was from a manufacturer of flat stove tops.

Which isn't at all what I described before but when I dug back though searches I had rembered it wrong

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 18 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is ten
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is six.
How do I suddenly not have any little girls!
knitlove is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-06-2020, 09:43 PM   #25
Aerynne
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 25,315
Aerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

I love having a flat top stove. I didnít know you werenít supposed to use a canner on it, so I have. But not too much- I do not can a whole lot. But I love how easy the flat top stove is to clean!
__________________
Erin

born of water and of the Spirit 4/96
married 5/02
Mama to: 10-2002. 5-2003 4-2019
2004
2007
2010
2012
July 2017
Dec 2019
Aerynne is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Aerynne For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-06-2020)
Old 09-15-2020, 08:30 PM   #26
Ms_Dahl
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,019
Ms_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond reputeMs_Dahl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Congratulations on the new house!

You put together a great list! Did your house inspector give you a report of all the things you can do to the house? One thing I suggest doing when moving in to a new house is getting a free energy audit by the state. They will send a company of your choice (from their list of authorized vendors) to check your energy efficiency and suggest things for you to do to your home. You don't have to use them to do anything they suggest but it's really helpful to have a general idea of what is needed to make your home more energy efficient.

As for cleaning the ducts, I am extremely cautious about getting it done. The wrong approach by a bad company can cause serious damage. Be sure the company is highly reputable before you do that.

For the fireplace, definitely do not use it until you get it inspected. Creosote buildup is one of the top reasons for house fires and you can't always tell easily if there is a crack in the flue. They typically cost between $200 and $300 in my area.

Some other things I like to do before I move in to a house is treat for any insects (like possible spider eggs if the house had been vacant for some time). I like to take pictures for potential before and after pictures when I do room makeovers. I like to get the dryer vent cleaned out. I also clean out the bathroom vents. And I like to give the house a thorough airing.... like all windows open for a couple of days.

Good luck with everything! When do you close on the house?
Ms_Dahl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ms_Dahl For This Useful Post:
Llee (09-17-2020), SonshineMama (09-16-2020)
Old 09-15-2020, 10:02 PM   #27
ECingMama
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 14,055
ECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

We have a glass cooktop. I use cast iron on it. I turn it on to 3 and set timer for 3 minutes to warm it before I grease and cook. Never 4. Food burns then.
__________________
ENFp
Wife who is thankful to be in love....16 years
Homeschooling Mom of three....13 DD and 10 DS and 3 DD
12/2014 8/2015 11/2015 9/2016
ECingMama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ECingMama For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-16-2020)
Old 09-16-2020, 04:16 AM   #28
twoplustwo
Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,355
twoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond reputetwoplustwo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonshineMama View Post

Other tips for carpets. We went to mostly hard wood/laminate at our current home due to allergies.
With that much carpet I would buy a personal carpet cleaner. I believe it pays for itself in just a few cleans. My friend had one because she said it was so much less expensive. We borrowed and it saved us a bunch of money and it was fairly easy to use. In the end we discovered the original hardwoods under the carpet and removed it all and restored the hard wood flooring so now we only have area rugs and I just vacuum them.

I have been told also in the past that carpet cleaning slowly removes the protective coating so it will stain easier after so many cleans.

I don't know if either are true but buying your own carpet cleaner might at least be worth looking into.
__________________
ESFJ DYT 3/2, Enneagram 9w8
married to My Guy (2003)
mom to:
Cherished (dd, 12/2005)
Warrior (ds, 07/2007)

saved & baptized (2004)
Simon Peter answered, ďYou are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.Ē Matthew 16:16
twoplustwo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to twoplustwo For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-16-2020)
Old 09-16-2020, 05:15 AM   #29
2sunshines
Moderator in Celebrations, Cloth Diapering & EC, Empty Arms, Prayer & Praise, and Swap n' Shop
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26,189
2sunshines has disabled reputation
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Yea, I've heard all those rules about flat tops too and when I first bought this house 10 years ago I was worried because of that. That said, I use cast iron exclusively and my kids cook daily on the stove top with cast iron as well and we've never had an issue. I only point out that my kids do it too to prove that, in least in our case, it doesn't require precision and extreme caution because my kids are good at neither. I also can on my flat top and have never had a problem. I've never used a stove top pressure cooker on it only because i haven't used a stove top pressure cooker since owning this home.

My fave cleaner for my stovetop is "Bar Keeper Friend." But for the most part unless I have something cooked on that I need to scrub off I tend to just use whatever basic spray cleaner I'm using on the rest of my kitchen.
__________________
wife to my beloved and best friend
mom to 4 great kids: ds(19) dd(17) dd(13) and ds(11)
2sunshines is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 2sunshines For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-16-2020)
Old 09-16-2020, 06:24 AM   #30
SonshineMama
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26,460
SonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond reputeSonshineMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need help w new to us house -- protective items, repairs, cleaning (very random)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms_Dahl View Post
Congratulations on the new house!

You put together a great list! Did your house inspector give you a report of all the things you can do to the house? One thing I suggest doing when moving in to a new house is getting a free energy audit by the state. They will send a company of your choice (from their list of authorized vendors) to check your energy efficiency and suggest things for you to do to your home. You don't have to use them to do anything they suggest but it's really helpful to have a general idea of what is needed to make your home more energy efficient.

As for cleaning the ducts, I am extremely cautious about getting it done. The wrong approach by a bad company can cause serious damage. Be sure the company is highly reputable before you do that.

For the fireplace, definitely do not use it until you get it inspected. Creosote buildup is one of the top reasons for house fires and you can't always tell easily if there is a crack in the flue. They typically cost between $200 and $300 in my area.

Some other things I like to do before I move in to a house is treat for any insects (like possible spider eggs if the house had been vacant for some time). I like to take pictures for potential before and after pictures when I do room makeovers. I like to get the dryer vent cleaned out. I also clean out the bathroom vents. And I like to give the house a thorough airing.... like all windows open for a couple of days.

Good luck with everything! When do you close on the house?
My dh (a former carpenter who was a foreman) did our inspection and has a list but doesn't do fireplaces or HVAC . . .I did get a referral for a fireplace guy haven't called yet agree - would never use without inspection repair and cleaning. We just need to know what maintenance at home looks like so I'm hopeful that they will teach us??

Hope we may be able to air out the house. That's gonna be tricky in october. Praying for dry days or we will just be inviting mold in I haven't decided if it's better to shut the house up with a really good air filter or open up. (we have horrid mold allergies and I have been diagnosed with mold poisoning)

I didn't know that you could get a free energy audit. This is a wonderful idea. We were grateful both of the toilets, the furnace water heater and A/C are new energy efficient models. With a ranch I'm expecting our electric/gas bill to plummet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by twoplustwo View Post
With that much carpet I would buy a personal carpet cleaner. I believe it pays for itself in just a few cleans. My friend had one because she said it was so much less expensive. We borrowed and it saved us a bunch of money and it was fairly easy to use. In the end we discovered the original hardwoods under the carpet and removed it all and restored the hard wood flooring so now we only have area rugs and I just vacuum them.

I have been told also in the past that carpet cleaning slowly removes the protective coating so it will stain easier after so many cleans.

I don't know if either are true but buying your own carpet cleaner might at least be worth looking into.
We have decided will not leave the carpeting in long We will either tear it all out if hardwood underneath it or we will replace it with laminate in the bedrooms first. Hoping that the bedrooms are a spring project and we just need to survive winter with so much fiber in our home :P . My allergies have reached an all time worst ever in my life (4 meds now ) Anyways, With our allergies, I only want to use dry chem. I have been researching and there isn't any water so doesn't cause carpeting to decline so quickly. as a part of his job, DH actually fixes personal carpet cleaners and told me to not use them. The water will potentially not dry fast enough in October in WI anyways -- since wet or damp things can grow mold in 72 hours. That's why he was hemming and hawing until I found a natural dry cleaner with amazing reviews.

That's awesome about your carpeting. I'm super hopeful we discover hardwood under our carpet. That would be a dream

Thank you all for the info on electric stoves. I'm going to be coming back to this It's beautiful and I love the idea of it but I'm super intimidated. My mom has one and when we used to see her, she was still super fastidious about it. I told dh I wanted to try our new stove but set aside money to convert back to gas if I hate it We cook so much. I can't have a stove I hate. Since the fireplace converts to gas he said there's gas near by and not to worry we can convert if I hate it
__________________
Jodi
JESUS FOLLOWER
SonshineMama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SonshineMama For This Useful Post:
Llee (09-17-2020), twoplustwo (09-16-2020)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:09 PM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.