Who knew (I didn't) that you can use DENTURE TABLETS to clean household items. Plus it's so easy! Drop in, let Fizz , let sit...DONE!
I cleaned my coffee maker and it was DIRTY! I put in about 3-4 tabs and let sit for a couple hours and when I dumped the water...ewwww gross! The inside of the coffee pot was so clean and SILVER not brown. Of course I ran water through the coffee maker a couple times before making my first cup of coffee. I have to tell you that cup of coffee was the BEST I had in months!
I also had some dishes that needed a little TLC and so I filled the sink up and put in 8 tabs then let the dishes soak. BAM they came clean- all that dried up food that I didn't get washing by hand- GONE!!!
With 3 boys in the house the toilet seems to get a RING all the time and so instead of scrubbing like I normally do- I put in 4 tabs and let sit for a couple hours (do this after kids go to school) BTW I love the mint smell! No more ring! This has become a weekly thing for me now.
Here are some more ways Effervescent Denture Cleaners (you can get at national pharmacies, discount stores, and supermarkets)
- Coffeemakers – fill the reservoir with water, add a few tabs, soak for a while or overnight and rinse well. Don't run through heated cycle. Rinse well and run a clear water cycle.
- Cruets / Decanters – break tabs into small pieces to fit inside hard-to-clean small-necked glass or ceramics. Let soak for a couple hours or overnight. Shake occasionally and rinse well.
- Kids Bath toys – 3-10 tabs in a pail of hot water with toys. Soak for 30-60 mins and rinse well!
- Enamel / Glass / Stainless cookware – soak in water with 3-10 tablets to remove burnt-on spots and crusty stuff. Scrub lightly if necessary.
- Porcelain sinks – Add 4-10 tablets to standing hot water in sink and soak 30-60 mins (or overnight) to remove tough stains. Scub lightly if necessary. Leaves sparkling.
- Little stuff – ideal for make-up brushes (swish & soak just the bristles) mani-pedi tools, toothbrush holders hair clips, hair brushes & combs, pen/pencil holders, cosmetic trays etc..
- Clogged Drains-Drop 3 tablets and 1 cup of vinegar down a clogged drain. Wait a few minutes and then run hot water thru.
- Whiten Fingernails-drop 2 denture tablets in water. When the bubble stop soak your fingers for 10 minutes. Remove and dry with towel