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The Care Project

An Every day, care® initiative designed
to help you prepare your kids for life on their own.

Before they go away to school, make sure they graduate from home.

Student Tips

Most students aren’t prepared for life after home. Follow these tips to help them.

Laundry Tips

Tip 1: The prewash

From sports to parties, stains are bound to happen. Your kids can fight them with a paste made from equal parts salt, baking soda, and warm water before you wash.

Make prewashing easier with the built-in water faucet on select Whirlpool® Top Load Washers.

Tip 1: The prewash

Tip 1: The prewash

Tip 1: The prewash

From sports to parties, stains are bound to happen. Your kids can fight them with a paste made from equal parts salt, baking soda, and warm water before you wash.

Make prewashing easier with the built-in water faucet on select Whirlpool® Top Load Washers.

Tip 2: The wash

To ensure your kids’ clothes look new all semester, teach them to wash them inside out to keep colours looking fresh and remember to not overdo it on the detergent – more suds don’t always mean a better clean.

At home, try intuitive touch controls and Adaptive Wash technology from Whirlpool® to get the best care for your clothes.

Tip 2: The wash

Tip 2: The wash

Tip 2: The wash

To ensure your kids’ clothes look new all semester, teach them to wash them inside out to keep colours looking fresh and remember to not overdo it on the detergent – more suds don’t always mean a better clean.

At home, try intuitive touch controls and Adaptive Wash technology from Whirlpool® to get the best care for your clothes.

Tip 3: The dry

With the fast pace of student life, students have no time to iron. Help them avoid wrinkly clothes at school by placing a wet, cotton towel in the dryer with their clothes for 5 minutes after their normal drying cycle.

Whirlpool® Top Load Dryers provide a Wrinkle Shield option with intermittent tumbling to prevent wrinkles.

Tip 3: The dry

Tip 3: The dry

Tip 3: The dry

With the fast pace of student life, students have no time to iron. Help them avoid wrinkly clothes at school by placing a wet, cotton towel in the dryer with their clothes for 5 minutes after their normal drying cycle.

Whirlpool Top Load Dryers provide a Wrinkle Shield option with intermittent tumbling to prevent wrinkles.

**Whirlpool Canada, “Cooking and cleaning skills” national online survey of 400 post-secondary students. October 2018.

Cleaning Tips

Tip 1: The rinse

Students are often pressed for time. The good news is that they can probably skip rinsing the dishes.

Whirlpool® Dishwashers provide soil sensor technology that determines the length and strength of the wash cycle.

Tip 1: The rinse

Tip 1: The rinse

Tip 1: The rinse

Students are often pressed for time. The good news is that they can probably skip rinsing the dishes.

Whirlpool® Dishwashers provide soil sensor technology that determines the length and strength of the wash cycle.

Tip 2: The setup

When it comes to putting dishes in the dishwasher, teach your kids to memorize the three S’s: separate (the dishes), secure (different items), and spin (the spray arms to make sure they aren’t obstructed).

With the TotalCoverage spray arm from Whirlpool®, you’ll get a smarter, more powerful clean*.

Tip 2: The setup

Tip 2: The setup

Tip 2: The setup

When it comes to putting dishes in the dishwasher, teach your kids to memorize the three S’s: separate (the dishes), secure (different items), and spin (the spray arms to make sure they aren’t obstructed).

With the TotalCoverage spray arm from Whirlpool®, you’ll get a smarter, more powerful clean*.

Tip 3: The clean

Leave measurements for chemistry class. Teach your kids to use pre-measured single dose packet detergent for a better and more effective clean.

Try Whirlpool’s 1-hour wash cycle for a reliable clean in half the time.

Tip 3: The clean

Tip 3: The clean

Tip 3: The clean

Leave measurements for chemistry class. Teach your kids to use pre-measured single dose packet detergent for a better and more effective clean.

Try Whirlpool’s 1-hour wash cycle for a reliable clean in half the time.

*Compared to Whirlpool® dishwashers without TotalCoverage spray arm.

Cooking Tips

Tip 1: The prep

Success in school comes from preparation, and it’s no different in the kitchen. Teach your kids to plan out their meals by determining their budget, writing a list, looking for sale items, and by avoiding grocery shopping while hungry.

Tip 1: The prep

Tip 1: The prep

Tip 1: The prep

Success in school comes from preparation, and it’s no different in the kitchen. Teach your kids to plan out their meals by determining their budget, writing a list, looking for sale items, and by avoiding grocery shopping while hungry.

Tip 2: The cook

Want perfect results every time? For on-campus living, teach your kids to preheat their oven to 25°F (10°C) higher than suggested and to adjust the temperature once they place the food inside.

Or, if you have a Whirlpool® Range, you can rely on true convection cooking to help you maintain precise temperatures.

Tip 2: The cook

Tip 2: The cook

Tip 2: The cook

Want perfect results every time? Teach your kids to preheat the oven to 25°F (10°C) higher than suggested and to adjust the temperature once they place the food inside.

With a Whirlpool® Range, you can rely on true convection cooking to help you maintain precise temperatures.

Tip 3: The bake

No time for breakfast before school? No problem. Teach your kids how to prep for the week with easy bake egg breakfast muffins – just mix eggs, milk, and their favourite ingredients and cook at 375°F for 20-25 minutes.

Whirlpool Ranges offer built-in temperature sensors that adjust cooking elements to help ensure an even bake.

Tip 3: The bake

Tip 3: The bake

Tip 3: The bake

No time for breakfast before school? No problem. Teach your kids how to prep for the week with easy bake egg breakfast muffins – just mix eggs, milk, and their favourite ingredients and cook at 375°F for 20-25 minutes.

Whirlpool Ranges offer built-in temperature sensors that adjust cooking elements to help ensure an even bake.

*Whirlpool Canada "Cooking and Cleaning Skills" national online survey of 400 post-secondary students. October 2018

Go-to Recipes

 

Check out more simple, budget-friendly recipes from Jenn Valentyne and her daughter Georgia below. Perfect for students on-the-go and simple to teach. 

 

A delicious runny egg yolk cooked in the centre of a piece of toast is a quick and easy option in the mornings before heading to your class. Georgia and I make this at least 2-3 times a week!  

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:

·       1 slice of bread
·       1 tablespoon butter
·       1 egg
·       Salt and pepper
·       ½ cup cheese, shredded (optional)

Directions:

1.     Butter a slice of bread on both sides
2.     Using a round cookie cutter or drink glass (approx. 2 ¼ inches) cut a circle in the middle of the bread slice
3.     Place bread in a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat
4.     Crack an egg into the centre of the hole
5.     Cook until the egg sets on the bottom, 30 to 45 seconds. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper. Optional: After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side.
6.     Optional: sprinkle shredded cheese over egg and let melt for 1 minute

This simple recipe is an excellent option for vegetarians. While away at school, it’s easy for students to become busy with their class schedule and adapting to the change of living on their own. It’s a great idea to cook more than one serving, so you don’t have to worry about making lunch in the mornings. 

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

·       2 cups cooked brown rice
·       3 small tomatoes, chopped
·       1 cup frozen corn, thawed
·       1 small sweet onion, chopped
·       ¾ cup cubed Monterey Jack Cheese
·       1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
·       1/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
·       1/3 cup canned red beans, rinsed and drained
·       4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
·       3 garlic cloves, minced
·       1 teaspoon salt
·       ½ teaspoon pepper
·       1 tablespoon olive oil
·       6 large sweet peppers any colour
·       ¾ cup meatless spaghetti sauce
·       ½ cup water
·       4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 400°F
2.     Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
3.     Place brown rice, tomatoes, corn, onion, cheese, olives, black beans, red beans, basil, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix
4.     Cut and discard tops from sweet peppers, remove seeds
5.     Fill peppers with rice mixture
6.     In a small bowl, mix spaghetti sauce and water
7.     Pour half of the spaghetti sauce mixture into a 9” x 9” baking dish
8.     Add stuffed peppers
9.     Top peppers with remaining spaghetti sauce mixture, sprinkle with parmesan cheese
10.  Cover with foil and cook for 35-40 minutes or until peppers are tender

This is a very simple and hearty chilli with plenty of flavor. It's even better the second day, just ask Georgia! If you have a slow cooker this recipe is easy to just throw in the slow cooker and forget about it for the day. We serve this with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

 

With Stovetop

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time:  1 hour
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

·       1-pound ground turkey
·       1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
·       1 can diced tomatoes
·       1 small can tomato paste
·       1 can kidney beans, drained (or beans of choice)
·       1 package of chili mix powder
·       1 green bell pepper, diced
·       1 small onion, diced
·       2 stalks of celery, diced
·       1 can of corn, drain water first
·       5-10 mushrooms, sliced
·       ½ teaspoon salt
·       ½ teaspoon pepper

 

Directions (stove top)

1.     Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot and cook until evenly brown; drain.

2.     In large pot on medium-high heat mix in cooked turkey, onions, tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans, chilli mix powder, green pepper, celery, corn, mushrooms, salt and pepper.

3.     Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.

 

Slow cooker

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
Servings: 8

 

Directions

1.     Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot and cook until evenly brown.

2.     Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray, and mix in turkey, onions, tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans, chilli mix powder, green pepper, celery, corn, mushrooms, salt and pepper.

3.     Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High.