Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 24, 1975, Image 50

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    —Lancaster Farming. Saturday. May 24, 1975
By Doris Thomas, Extension Home Economist
Several dishwashers on
the market today are called
"energy savers" because the
models have a feature which
automatically eliminates the
drying cycle. The drying
cycle uses more electricity
than the actual washing and
rinsing because the heating
element dries the dishes.
If your dishwasher doesn’t
There is a time when
it doesn’t pay to
There are certain advantages to be gained by centering your farm credit needs at Farm Credit. For
example, if your plans for the year ahead include a new piece of equipment, spring fertilizer and seed,
and perhaps an improvement to your farm home, you can arrange now for a Farm Credit loan to provide
the total amount you will need You can draw on these funds as you need the money You will pay no
interest until the money is actually in use And then, only on the actual amount in use at any given time
In addition, by centering all your credit needs at Farm Credit, you will have the convenience of dealing
with one source, the security of knowing cash will be available when needed, plus the cost-saving of
Farm Credit’s reasonable interest charges
Why not discuss your plans with Farm Credit now Then when the time comes to put them into effect
the necessary funds will be waiting for you
have this feature you can
eliminate the drying cycle
manually. When washing
and rinsing is completed,
Just turn the control to the
OFF position and open the
door or lid slightly to allow
the steam to escape. The
heat build-up in the dish
washer will dry the dishes.
However, it’s not
recommended that you
eliminate the drying cycle if
have your
in too many
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Lebanon, PA
Phone 867-4474
someone in your home has a
cold or infectious disease.
The heat of the drying cycle,
along with the hot water and
detergent, sanitizes the
dishes and helps prevent the
spread of germs.
Because the dishwasher
used hot water to give good
washing results,
manufacturers of dish
washers caution you not to
turn down the thermostat of
your water heater too low.
Generally, a temperature of
140 to 160 degrees is
recommended. But a lower
temperature around 130
degrees may give
satisfactory results if you
have soft or softened water.
The best way to conserve
electricity when using your
dishwasher is to run it only
when you have a full, not too
full, load. Save the space in
the dishwasher for glasses,
dishes, silverware, bowls
and food preparation
utensils. Wash the pots and
pans, which take up more
space, by hand. And if you
have a short cycle, use it
when dishes are not heavily
Cleanliness Discourages
Household Pests
Summertime, and the
living may be easy for un
wanted houseguests, such
as, ants. However, these
perennial pests are less
likely to stay where they
can’t “freeload” meals
easily! Now is the time to
maintain a high level of
cleanliness to discourage
ants, flies, mosquitos and
other household pests from
home building on your
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Lancaster, PA
Phone 393-3921
The flrat line of defense is
keeping ants and other in
sects outside. Be sure
screens fit tightly and have
no tears. Check that windows
and doors fit snugly, too. Use
caulking compound, weather
stripping or modeling clay
around crevices in en
tryways, foundation, water
and radiator pipes and
cracks around sinks, toilet
bowl, baseboards and bet
ween floor boards.
Discourage insects from
building nests by wrapping
garbage securely, keeping
garbage cans tightly
covered, and occasionally
scrubbing the cans with suds
and water. Where pests have
set up home, treat with a
suitable insecticide being
careful to follow label
Inside the home, be sure to
keep food out of reach as
much as possible. Scrape
and wash dishes right after a
meal or snack. Store lef
tovers and dry goods in
containers with tight-fitting
covers. Use a sudsy sponge
frequently to wipe coun
tertops, appliances and the
outside of storage con
tainers. Wash around water
pipes, sinks and toilets;
behind drawers and
washtubs; shelves and
storage places, especially in
the kitchen and bathroom.
Scrub up baseboards,
window frames and cracks
and openings in walls, floors
and cupboards. Crumbs,
spills and food smears are an
open Invitation to come for
Don't overlook the floor.
Wash away spills promptly
and sweep up crumbs as
often as necessary.
Garbage is a gourmet
delight to household pests.
Try not to leave any food
peelings or leftovers open to
invasion. Small amounts can
be securely wrapped or
placed in bags and sealed.
Always rinse bottles, jars
and cans, especially if
collected for return to the
store or disposal at a local
recycling center.
Keep wastebaskets and
kitchen garbage cans clean,
too. Empty- the contents
when necessary but at least
once every day. As a special
tip, line trash baskets with
special bags, grocery bags,
plastic bags or newspaper to
make it easy to empty them
and to keep them clean.
Should ants find their way
into a home, get rid of them
right away. Treat the next
with liquid insecticide; if
outdoors, destroy it by
pouring on boiling water or
Keep these pests out by
spraying an insecticide on
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Elizabethville, PA
Phone 362-8115
cracks with a small paint*
bruah so that it does not
spread to utensils or food!
Adhere to basic safety
precautions when using
insecticides or rodenttcldes.
Keep these and other
chemicals in a safe place
away from children and
pets. Do not store near food,
under sinks or in medicine
chests. Keep children and
pets out of a room when
using these products. After
working with sprays or
liquids, wash face and hands
and change to clean clothing.
Then wash the clothing
before reuse.
Fuel Chief