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In a study conducted by Hamilton Beach, it was revealed that nearly 95% of those surveyed know how to iron, and nearly 52% would iron a shirt if it were wrinkled. Only 15.3% never iron at all!

The tips, advice, and how-to steps here will help make the ironing process more efficient, saving you time to tackle some of your other favorite household chores.

 

Pressing On: Getting Started

  • Unless you already have it set up to impress your family and friends or you’re just using it as a table, set up the ironing board. To avoid muscle strain, make sure it’s at a comfortable height, preferably hip level. To help pass the time and catch up on the news, set up the ironing board in front of the television.
  • Always check the fabric content before beginning to iron. If the fabric is a blend, use the lower temperature setting. If the fabric content is unknown, use the lowest temperature setting and test first on an inside seam of the garment.
  • If ironing several items, sort them by temperature and start by ironing the items that need the lowest temperature setting first. Tip: an iron heats up much faster than it cools down.
  • To make items easier to iron, spray them with water, and roll them up so the dampness becomes evenly distributed.
  • The heart of ironing lies in the soleplate of the iron. To maintain the quality of the soleplate, never iron over zippers, pins, buttons, or anything metal. Also check for mineral deposits before every use – before you plug it in. These are notorious for leaving nasty brown crud marks on your clean crisp white shirt 10 minutes before your big interview! To avoid this embarrassing situation, wipe the soleplate with a wet cloth and dish detergent, and then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Never use abrasive cleaners.
  • Use caution when ironing around plastic buttons and zippers as these may melt.
  • To iron fabrics labeled “Dry Clean Only,” first clean as directed before ironing. Use caution then begin ironing on the lowest setting, testing on an inside seam allowance of the garment.
  • Build up those biceps by ironing lengthwise. Never iron in a circular motion as this can stretch the material.

 

The Art of Ironing a Shirt

  • Collar. Start out with the underside of the collar, gently pulling and stretching the fabric, working from each point to the center.
  • Yoke. We’re talking about the area of the shirt that rests on your shoulders. Place one shoulder over the narrow end of the board, ironing from the center out. Repeat on the other shoulder.
  • Cuffs. Iron the inside of the cuffs first and then the outside.
  • Sleeves. Iron one sleeve at a time, ironing the outside, or the cuff-opening side, of the sleeves first, and then the inside. Repeat on the other sleeve.
  • Body. Begin by ironing the front panels; be careful and iron around the buttons, not over them. Complete by ironing the back panel. Give the collar another once over, check for any creases and wrinkles you may have missed, and like a work of art, immediately hang it up.

 

The Art of Pressing your Pants

  • Pockets. To avoid that bulky pocket look, lay the pockets on the ironing board, and iron them so they lie flat.
  • Waistline. Slide the waistline over the ironing board and iron the top of the pants. As you finish a section, rotate the pants and repeat until you’ve ironed the entire waistline.
  • Legs. Start with the inside part of the legs. Lay the pants flat, lining up one leg on top of the other, making sure the inseams are aligned. Fold back the top leg and iron the inside of the bottom let. Flip the pants over and repeat on the other side. To iron the outside of the legs, keep the inseams aligned and just iron each side.

 

Learn more about Durathon® Irons, only from Hamilton Beach.



Duff Goldman Drink Mixer Giveaway Winner Announced

 

 

Thank you for all the wonderful comments on the Drink Mixer Giveaway over the past few weeks! We are excited to be able to share this heritage product with you, especially the big Triple Spindle Drink Mixer HMD400 signed by celebrity chef and reality TV star Duff Goldman. (Thanks, Duff!) The drink mixer is a favorite for summertime milkshakes and we can’t wait to hear what all of our lucky winners do with their new kitchen tools. We hope they have a party and put those spindles to use!

The randomly chosen reader who is the lucky winner of the Hamilton Beach Commercial Triple Spindle Drink Mixer signed by Duff Goldman is…

Lisa McFarland!

 

Congratulations to Lisa. Here is what she had to say: “When we spent the night with our grandparents when we were young, one of the nightly traditions was a chocolate milkshake after dinner that my grandmother would make for us. My favorite flavor is chocolate.”

We hope you enjoy the recipes we have shared this month with your awesome new drink mixer. Thank you to everyone who commented and entered our contest. We were moved by many of your stories and will do a featured post soon recapping some of our favorite stories from your comments. If you have a story about your memories with the Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer, please leave a comment or email me at social@hamiltonbeach.com. We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Drink Mixer Giveaway (Week 3 Winner) & Fun Soda Jerk Recipes

Thank you for all of your awesome comments on the Drink Mixer Giveaway post. Congrats again to Barb, our Week 1 winner, and Bryan, our Week 2 winner. The drink mixer is an instant family favorite, and the white model is perfect for the summer. We can’t wait to hear what our newest lucky winner makes with this fun mixer.

The randomly chosen reader who is the lucky winner of the DrinkMaster® Drink Mixer in white is…

Eileen Kraemer!

Congratulations to Eileen. Here is what she had to say: “My favorite was called a ‘Brown Cow.’ We used to go to a little ice cream parlor with the chrome seats and the long counter and myself and my girlfriends would do this on a Saturday after the Saturday movie matinees in New Jersey back in the late 50′s!”

We hope you enjoy these soda jerk recipes with your new drink mixer! It will surely bring back great memories of those fun Saturdays with your girlfriends.

Readers, there is still time to enter the Drink Mixer GiveawayJust visit the giveaway post and leave a comment to enter.

The grand prize winner will be announced on July 26th! This winner will receive the Triple Spindle Drink Mixer that was signed by Duff Goldman at the 2011 Blue Moon Burger Bash. Best of luck!

For more information on soda jerk jargon, click here.
 
 

Creamy Orange Frosty
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup orange juice
Instructions
Place all ingredients into stainless steel mixing cup of the drink mixer.
Process until desired consistency is reached.
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Draw One White Cow with Cha
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee OR one shot espresso
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 brownies, crumbled
Instructions
Place all ingredients into stainless steel mixing cup of the drink mixer.
Process until desired consistency is reached.
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Drink Mixer Giveaway (Week 1 Winner) & Chocolate Soda Jerk

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments over at the Drink Mixer Giveaway. We are excited to be able to share this heritage product with you, especially during the summer. The drink mixer is a favorite for summertime milkshakes and we can’t wait to hear what our lucky winner makes first.

 
The randomly chosen reader who is the lucky winner of the DrinkMaster® Chrome Classic is…
 

Barbara Haley!

 

Congratulations to Barbara. Here is what she had to say: “I love fresh banana milkshakes.”

 

We hope you enjoy these recipes using chocolate ice cream with your new drink mixer. (After all, banana and chocolate go great together!) For all our readers, there is still time to enter the Drink Mixer Giveaway. We will have another winner next week and more recipes to go with it.

For more information on soda jerk jargon, click here.

 

 


Mud Patch and Gravel
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
4 scoops chocolate ice cream
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup fresh strawberries, mashed
1/4 cup nuts in syrup
Whipped cream (for garnish)
Shaved chocolate (for garnish)
Instructions
Place all ingredients into stainless steel mixing cup of the drink mixer.
Process until desired consistency is reached.
Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
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Muddy Bottom Baby
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
3 scoops chocolate ice cream
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup marshmallow creme
3 crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1 crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookie (for garnish)
Instructions
Place milk and marshmallow creme into stainless steel mixing cup of the drink mixer and process until blended.
Add ice cream.
Process until desired consistency is reached.
Pour mixture over crushed cookies. Garnish with remaining cookie.
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Chocolate Mint Mallow

Ingredients
3 scoops chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup marshmallow creme
1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy pieces
Instructions
Place milk and marshmallow creme into stainless steel mixing cup of the drink mixer and process until blended.
Add ice cream and candy.
Process until desired consistency is reached.
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{Enter to Win!} Looking Back at the Iconic Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer + Duff Goldman Giveaway

 

Hamilton Beach knows how to mix things up. In 1911, our original drink mixer created a sensation making malts for eager customers in drugstore fountains across America. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer was busy mixing treats in almost every local soda fountain and ice cream parlor.

With over a century of innovation and design, our powerful drink mixers are still a mainstay in many busy restaurants. You may have even seen one in a diner or ice cream parlor near you. Or, you could have one of these home versions, perfect for mixing frosty shakes for your family. The commercial model we are giving away at the end of this contest includes three stainless steel mixing cups and has varied speeds on each of its three mixers. Whoever said “three’s a crowd” obviously wasn’t talking about milkshakes.

Back when sipping on a straw at a soda fountain was a slow pleasure at the end of the school day, the “soda jerk” was the clerk who made your order. If you were hip, you ordered using soda jerk jargon. While it may sound funny today, this was the way of the soda counter back then. If you said, “shake one van and mash it,” you’d get a vanilla shake with mashed bananas. “Spit in it” meant raspberries were mixed into your drink, while “spit on it” let raspberries decorate the top. “Fuzzy” added peaches to the mix, “gravel” added nuts, and a request for “Chicago” added pineapple juice or soda.

We think these great phrases could provide a ton of inspiration the next time you host a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or wedding. Have some fun with these delicious recipes, and go ahead and “mash one in the hay.”

Get the full scoop on soda jerk jargon here.

July is National Ice Cream Month! Each week, we will post recipes that were created using “soda jerk jargon” with a few adaptations. Keep in mind these recipes don’t have to be measured precisely, so feel free to experiment with your own favorite ingredients!

Test Kitchen Tip: Ice cream recipes are measured in scoops. Four scoops are equivalent to about 1-1/2 cups.

We will be giving away a Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer every Friday in the month of July.

The first three winners will receive a DrinkMaster® Drink Mixer in white, black or chrome (a $39.99-$48.99 value.)

The grand prize winner will be announced on July 26th!

This winner will receive the Triple Spindle Drink Mixer signed by Duff Goldman at the 2011 Blue Moon Burger Bash (a $1,266.00 value.)

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite milkshake flavor or memory. Earn more entries below.

See the video of Duff Goldman signing the Hamilton Beach Triple Spindle Milkshake here.

Enter to win here! 

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