Never pour fat down your sink…

If you’re cooking a roast, never be tempted to tip the fat down the sink – it’s bound to solidify and block the drainer (and lamb fat is the worst).

If some fat does inadvertently go down the sink drainer and things slow up, here’s what you need to do.

Put a handful of washing soda crystals over the opening and pour a kettleful of boiling water over it.

t the same time get a plunger and have a good old go…chances are you will clear the blockage in no time and everything will be free-flowing once more.