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What’s the easiest way to remove bloodstains?

What’s the easiest way to remove bloodstains?

Dried bloodstains can be some of the trickiest stains to get rid of. We tested branded commercial products and a number of home remedies, and found an effective and cheap solution that's easy to use.

Do home remedy stain removers actually work?

Do home remedy stain removers actually work?

As well as testing branded stain removers, we tried out six stain remover home remedies. Find out whether baking soda, lemon juice, washing-up liquid, white vinegar, salt and meat tenderiser powder work and what stains you can use them on.

Is it worth getting an ice cream maker?

Is it worth getting an ice cream maker?

Self-freezing cream makers can set you back a few hundred pounds but they do offer you a large variety of frozen treats you can freshly make at home. The key question is, are they worth it?

What’s the best way to sharpen my chef’s knife?

What’s the best way to sharpen my chef’s knife?

We explain how to check if your chef's knife is dull and run through how best to sharpen it, plus what you need to know about using a sharpener compared with a whetstone.

Try these easy iced coffee recipes using portable coffee makers

Try these easy iced coffee recipes using portable coffee makers

Find out how to make a cold brew coffee, iced latte and an espresso martini using a portable coffee maker such as an Aeropress, as well as how to keep your coffee fresh and stop it going stale.

Five simple tips to prevent a blocked drain

Five simple tips to prevent a blocked drain

Want to keep your drains fresh, odour free and unblocked? We've rounded up the easy steps that will help to keep your kitchen drain and shower drain clear and unclogged.

Five tips to get strong griddle lines on food using a griddle pan

Five tips to get strong griddle lines on food using a griddle pan

Our griddle pans have given us lots of insight into how to cook with a griddle pan. Find out how to heat a griddle pan, how much oil or butter use, optimum timings for each food and what equipment is best to use, so you can produce beautiful, well-cooked food.

National Trust and National Trust Scotland compared: which should you join?

National Trust and National Trust Scotland compared: which should you join?

Find out how the National Trust and the National Trust Scotland compare so you can know which is best for you and your loved ones.

Which photo album book is best for a wedding gift?

Which photo album book is best for a wedding gift?

Photo books can be a great way to remember those treasured holidays or that one special day. We looked at seven services to see which was the best for making these personalised gifts.

Five expert tips for buying and using your chef’s knife

Five expert tips for buying and using your chef’s knife

There's a number of things to consider when trying to find the right chef's knife for cooking, including blade size, grip, style of knife, composition and sharpness. Find out what we learned when testing chef's knives and knife sharpeners.

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