Video: Sometimes you need any help you can get when the remnants of last night's dinner refuse to part with the dirty dishes. But rest easy, weary scrubber: your cleaning methods can find a little extra oomph in unexpected places. Today we're trying out a few cleaning tips that might save you time, if not sanity. As is often the case in the Lifehacker test kitchen we're utilising a few materials outside their intended uses: Will soaking dryer sheets in a dirty slow cooker help fight the grime? Can ketchup really polish your tarnished copper? Is bread an effective method of cleaning broken glass? Perhaps! But do be careful when you sop up shards like glittering ragù.