Author Topic: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread  (Read 837027 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Virg

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5870
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7365 on: April 04, 2013, 11:37:07 AM »
LadyJaneinMD wrote:

"So I made cakes in it, and now I know why she wanted to get rid of the thing. How do you clean them??   Everythign was well-greased and came out beautifully, but it left 'cake fur' behind, and that's miserable to clean out!  I had to go in there with my hand and physically dig into every crevasse, and I am NOT doing that every time.  There has to be a better way."

Use a bottle brush and it'll take no time at all to clean.

OK, on preview I see that Ms_Cellany suggested the same.  So I'm with her.

Virg

Seraphia

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1715
  • Unabashed cat person
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7366 on: April 04, 2013, 02:25:04 PM »
Dazi I have no idea about steepness. they were right side in, I checked multiple times. I think when I go back I am gonna tell the doctor I need the oasys for astigmatism, because her suggestion that I didn't need them and that my astigmatism isn't that bad for them just felt I dunno... wrong? And yeah, someone mentioned eye strain. It did cause eye strain, when I wore them tonight because i was at the computer writing and well... now I feel like I've read harry potter and the goblet of fire straight through ( I strained my eyes then too!)

Could just be the brand of lenses, not your astigmatism. I wear the Acuvue 2s and I love them - other lenses feel horrible to me. So the brand of contacts is very personal and the chances of getting things right first time are low. The eye strain however would suggest that your prescription isn't right.

There's also one other thing - I flat out see better with contacts than glasses (I'm not imagining it there is a reason for it). It's possible that you work the reverse way.

I'll second the possibility of a different brand maybe working a bit better. I've worn Avairas for years, but there was recently a manufacturing issue that caused some batches to be recalled. My optometrist was recommending switching brands as a precaution. I wound up hating the samples he gave me and insisting on switching back. The lenses felt odd in my eyes - too thick and plastic-y - and as a result I felt more eyestrain as well. I would definitely suggest a follow-up with your doc. Maybe she could try you on a second sample brand, and see if those felt more eye-friendly.
Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

MonteCristo

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • My Esty Shop
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7367 on: April 04, 2013, 02:30:27 PM »
Stupid question for contact wearers! These suckers feel weird and stuff keeps going out of focus. I have acuvue 2's and they are (i guess) soft plastic. Is this normal or what?

That usually means I put them in inside out.    :P

ladyknight1

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5240
  • Operating the logic hammer since 1987.
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7368 on: April 04, 2013, 04:05:35 PM »
I have a question for the group.   At long last, I finally got my hands on one of those mini-bundt-cake pans, the ones that make the fancy little bundts, 6 to a pan?   Yeah, from Freecycle!  I'm all excited. I've always wanted one.

So I made cakes in it, and now I know why she wanted to get rid of the thing. How do you clean them??   Everythign was well-greased and came out beautifully, but it left 'cake fur' behind, and that's miserable to clean out!  I had to go in there with my hand and physically dig into every crevasse, and I am NOT doing that every time.  There has to be a better way.

Suggestions?  Please?

I clean all my Bundt and muffin tins the same way. Place in sink, run hot water over with soap, let soak for 5-10 minutes. Use a dish brush to loosen any remaining debris. Run soapy water again, then rinse and let dry.

Nikko-chan

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2324
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7369 on: April 04, 2013, 06:55:28 PM »
Brand new. I am a brand new contact wearer. I do have astigmatism but the doctor said it wasn't bad enough for the special lenses... and i am really hating these plastic things cause I can feel them. I think i might have to go with the silicone based ones. they feel... not weird per se they just move around and things go in and out of focus, like when my eyes cross. Mine are 2 week wear, and that's fine... I just need to find ones that fit properly I guess.

When you say brand new do you mean you literally have started wearing lenses for the first time in the last few days? If so, you might find they'll settle down in a day or two. I found that the first time I wore them and, particularly, the first time I switched to soft lenses that I really noticed that every time I blinked they shifted ever so slightly and noticed them moving around and briefly losing focus. Which is just the lens moving a little when you blink.  I was told this was very common and after a day or two your eyes get used to this which I did find. I had to build up my wear time initially - 2 hours the first day then 3, 4, 6 etc until by the end of the week I was wearing them for the full day. After a few days full wear I had to go back to have a check that they were fitting correctly which they were but I'd already lost the feeling that they were shifting around by that point anyway.

I was hoping for that too, but when I wore them last night, they shifted so much and are possible too weak of a prescription or something, that now my eyes are strained >.<

Betelnut

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3571
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7370 on: April 04, 2013, 07:43:34 PM »
Speaking of contacts (uh boy, is this a stupid question), do colored contacts color your view?  If not, why?  Is the center clear?
"And thus the whirligig of time brings in his
revenges." -- Feste, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

Native Texan, Marylander currently

violinp

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3370
  • cabbagegirl28's my sister :)
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7371 on: April 04, 2013, 07:45:00 PM »
Speaking of contacts (uh boy, is this a stupid question), do colored contacts color your view?  If not, why?  Is the center clear?

Your pupil is what takes in the images, so I don't imagine it would tint your vision unless you got something like cat eyes.
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends" - Harry Potter


Slartibartfast

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 11458
    • Nerdy Necklaces - my Etsy shop!
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7372 on: April 04, 2013, 09:08:54 PM »
Speaking of contacts (uh boy, is this a stupid question), do colored contacts color your view?  If not, why?  Is the center clear?

Some are clear in the middle and some are just a colored blob covering the whole middle of the lens.  The colored ones do change your whitebalance a bit - less than cheap sunglasses but more than regular glasses do.  It's enough to be noticeable when you first put them on (or if you only have one eye in) and enough you probably don't want to do any finicky color-sensitive work like interior design.

snowfire

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2168
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7373 on: April 05, 2013, 02:10:23 AM »
I wore contacts before I had Lasik.  I loved the colored ones but had to get the ones with clear centers.  Colored contact + color grading diamonds = BAD IDEA.

P.S.  I had one pair that apparently had something in the color dye that made them glow a bit under ultraviolet light.  DH and I were playing a lot of laser tag at the time...which is usually lit by a lot of UV.  I guess I weirded out some folks who saw my eyes glowing like a cat.  ;D  Unfortunately, I never got pictures of the phenomena.

VorFemme

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 12228
  • Runs with scissors!
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7374 on: April 05, 2013, 09:28:51 PM »
How do I get my dehydrator trays clean? I have soaked them in hot soapy water and scrubbed at them with a brush, but I cannot totally get them clean. Granted, if I went at every single little square with a toothpick or some such, I could probably do it, but that would metaphorically take forever. Is there a simpler way?

(I have the grated, circular kind.)

I run my smoke colored plastic dehydrator trays through the dishwasher, air dry, scrub them with a brush, then run them AGAIN through the dishwasher before boxing them up for storage.  Then I break VorGuy's head by running them through the dishwasher before allowing him to put raw food (especially meat) on them to dry.....

The food isn't cooked - I want those trays as close to sterile as they can get before leaving raw meat on them to dry for fourteen or eighteen hours......or however long a batch takes!
Let sleeping dragons be.......morning breath......need I say more?

ladyknight1

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5240
  • Operating the logic hammer since 1987.
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7375 on: April 05, 2013, 09:31:53 PM »
I agree with your reasoning and method, VorFemme.

Mental Magpie

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4830
  • ...for the dark side looks back.
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7376 on: April 06, 2013, 04:59:00 PM »
I guess I should have mentioned that I don't have a dish washer unless you count me.
The problem with choosing the lesser of two evils is that you're still choosing evil.

Iris

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3866
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7377 on: April 06, 2013, 05:54:21 PM »
I guess I should have mentioned that I don't have a dish washer unless you count me.

I haven't washed a dehydrator tray as such but my pre dishwasher method of cleaning very difficult things was to alternate soaking in very hot soapy water for around 10 minutesand rubbing with a brush/bottle brush (whichever suited best) until things were cleaned to my satisfaction. For really bad things I would soak overnight.
"Can't do anything with children, can you?" the woman said.

Poirot thought you could, but forebore to say so.

VorFemme

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 12228
  • Runs with scissors!
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7378 on: April 06, 2013, 06:21:13 PM »
I guess I should have mentioned that I don't have a dish washer unless you count me.

That's the very same dishwasher brand my mother had for years & years when I lived at home.  She did some dishes,  Lil Sis did some dishes, and Lil VorFemme did some dishes every week.  Until Not-So-Lil VorFemme got married and Lil Sis went off to college and my two brothers got handed the dishwashing chores.....talk about flabbergasted!  Those two never saw dishwashing coming their way!

But soaking in hot soapy water until the "stuff" softens, scrubbing with a dishwashing brush, and rinsing in HOT water would work. 

Rinsing in boiling water (scalding is the term Mom used when doing it to canning jars, in my youth) would probably be enough after getting them out to use again from storage.  A sealed plastic bag to keep odd things from taking up residence in the trays never hurts........
Let sleeping dragons be.......morning breath......need I say more?

Mental Magpie

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4830
  • ...for the dark side looks back.
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7379 on: April 06, 2013, 06:40:20 PM »
I guess I should have mentioned that I don't have a dish washer unless you count me.

That's the very same dishwasher brand my mother had for years & years when I lived at home.  She did some dishes,  Lil Sis did some dishes, and Lil VorFemme did some dishes every week.  Until Not-So-Lil VorFemme got married and Lil Sis went off to college and my two brothers got handed the dishwashing chores.....talk about flabbergasted!  Those two never saw dishwashing coming their way!

But soaking in hot soapy water until the "stuff" softens, scrubbing with a dishwashing brush, and rinsing in HOT water would work. 

Rinsing in boiling water (scalding is the term Mom used when doing it to canning jars, in my youth) would probably be enough after getting them out to use again from storage.  A sealed plastic bag to keep odd things from taking up residence in the trays never hurts........

I grew up with a dishwasher, so the by hand only came when I started paying my own rent..

I soak them in hot soapy water, use a brush to scrub, rinse, try repeating the method, and there are still little bits of meat stuck in the corners.  Maybe it's the brush I'm using?

Kind of looks like this:
http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Household-Scrub-Brush/dp/B00004OCL3
The problem with choosing the lesser of two evils is that you're still choosing evil.