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Remember instructions about how to access information are printed in blue.

Throughout this posting, there are several opportunities to go to the original site.  They are marked in red.  Put your cursor on the area. If a line appears under the text, click and open in a new tab.

Have you every bought a gadget, such as a self-sharpening pizza cutter, and not understand the very sparse instructions as how to work it!  Well, I did just that.  I tugged and pulled and got ready to return this self-sharpening pizza cutter to the store.  But, I needed it to cut my brownies.

Pizza wheel cutting homemade caramel.

 Yes, you read right.  Pizza cutters are fantastic for cutting caramels, bars, pies and what have you.  However, at this point I’m wondering why I need a self-sharpening wheel.  Have I ever felt the need to sharpen a pizza wheel????  Well, no!

Then I remember the Web.

Into my browser, I typed    self sharpening pizza wheel

There it is.  Even a YouTube to show me how to get the cover off.

If you want to make the screen larger on a video, put your cursor over the image at the extreme right.  It will say—full screen.  Click.  You can always return to regular size by using the ESC key on your computer. (on the very top row, extreme left.)

If you want to skip or go back to see again, put your cursor on the small white and red ball on the left and move it to the position you want.

As simple and clear as this video is, I still had to watch this over and over again. I still don’t know if I’m going to keep this self-sharpening pizza wheel because I  don’t want to have to go to the web ever time I use it.

Having settled that problem by using my pal the Internet, I went on to another even bigger and more frustrating problem.

This time the “thing” is very big —–getting clean my aging, no longer clean super microfiber couches.  After years of mounting failure—-why didn’t I think of it sooner—-I went to the Internet.

clean old microfiber couches

This time, though, the answer was not as clear, except I learned that using that expensive sofa cleaner for so many years was all wrong.  The other gem is that it really is important to leave on  those tags.  Not all microfiber fabrics are the same; each type needs to be cleaned differently.

  • Use a very mild and diluted  low-ph soap and water solution in a spray bottle and a scrub-brush and towel


  • Use a very mild and diluted pure alcohol (plain vodka included solution  in a spray bottle and a scrub-brush and towel

Still not perfect, but definitely better.

Since my tags were long gone, I tried both methods.  Guess what they both worked much better than the expensive cleaner that I had been using for years.

When you are perplexed about how “things” work, search the Web.