Fresh flowers are a treat for yourself and your home. The clean up afterwards, especially on narrow-necked vases, not so much. Our solution? Denture cleaner! The tiny tablets pack a punch and go to work on a myriad of household chores —and can be stored away with ease.
What You Need
- Denture tablets
- Warm water
- Add very warm water to your bottle, stop an inch or two from the top to allow for possible fizzy overflow.
- Break apart one tablet and drop it inside. Depending on the size of the bottle you are cleaning, you may need less than a full tablet. I used about 3/4 of the one for each soda bottles I cleaned for this post. The tablet will start to dissolve and the water will turn blue.
- Let the cleaner soak in the bottle for 15 minutes, rinse throughly.
This method works great for flower vases or other bottles with recent 'gunk'. I also tried it on very old bottles that had years of crustiness inside and the results varied, but I did see an improvement even for those.
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