Household Cleaning Secret Weapon: Denture Cleaner

Household Cleaning Secret Weapon: Denture Cleaner

Jess Watson
May 3, 2010

I vividly remember as a five year old watching my grandmother take out her dentures to clean them in a glass of water and Efferdent. She'd always then try to scare me with her gummy mouth (and it always worked!). Now I can put my denture cleaner nightmares aside thanks to its new association with clean toilet bowls and unclogged drains!

CasaSugar recently featured 5 Household Uses for Denture Cleaner and here are a couple of ideas that I definitely plan to attempt at home:

• Clean the toilet. Drop two or three tablets into the bowl, let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then give it a scrub.

• Clean tea kettles, coffee carafes, and thermoses. Get rid of the stains and mineral deposits on metal-lined carafes by filling them with water, dropping in two tablets, and leaving it overnight. Then clean thoroughly with soap and water.

But there are definitely more than 5 ways to use this inexpensive cleaner (try $8 for a pack of 120 tablets) around the house. Other ideas include using it to help wash hard to clean bottles or to help make your diamonds look super sparkly.

Have you used denture cleaner to help with your cleaning duties before? If so, what's your favorite use for it?

(Image: Martha Stewart)

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