The power of vinegar and dish soap

Two ugly chores performed in honor of a new year’s clean slate were ticked off the list today:

  • I ran vinegar through the coffee maker to loosen the grit. Don’t neglect running two or three water-only pots afterward or your next cup of coffee will taste like salad dressing.
  • The level of gummy hairspray on my hair brush had reached a 10 on the Disgusting Meter. When it comes to that, it’s time for a long soak in a sink of dish soap and hot water to soften the spew. A scrubbing with a toothbrush takes care of what’s left.

Coffee maker and hair brush are as good as new again!

“All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you.”

~ Gandalf in “The Fellowship of the Ring”

(Yes, we’re having to watch The Lord of the Rings trilogy after our successful “Hobbit” outing.)

3 responses to “The power of vinegar and dish soap

  1. Pingback: Cleaning your Coffee Pot with Vinegar | Coffee Kingdom

  2. Glad to hear someone else uses vinegar to clean the coffeepot – my late husband’s mother got me started on this around 1976 or 1977, when we lived in Arizona. The water was heavily alkaline and left a really yucky coating on the tea kettle and the coffeepot. I use white vinegar for this; I keep an extra gallon in the pantry too. Hate to run out! I also use it in the washer to help in the rinse cycle. Sure makes the clothes smell nice!

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