Many people have questions during the holidays about a variety of topics such as thawing food, polishing silverware before guests arrive and removing stains. Now there is a quick and easy way to get the answers thanks to the Iowa State Extension Office. The Extension’s Answer Line is a toll-free hotline that can explain tips on “how-to” do a variety of tasks. Calls are answered weekdays from 9am until noon and 1-4pm. In addition, answers to frequently asked questions are also available online by CLICKING HERE .