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Old 08-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Any TNT method of cleaning oily bottle?

I have a narrow bottle that I used for dispensing olive oil, and need to clean it. I have tried vinegar, tried soap and water, tried baking soda . I don't have a long enough brush that reaches the bottom of the bottle. Any ideas what would work?

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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I clean my hummingbird feeders, which are a similar problem, by putting several pieces of paper towels in the bottle, using soap and water, and a tool made from a wire coat hanger that is bendable and has a hook on one end. Once the interior is scrubbed with the towels and wire, they can be easily fished out with the coat hanger hook.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:56 AM   #4
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Dip it in boiling water mixed with a little dishwashing soap!Let the bottle boil for 5 minutes!
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #5
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You might try using hot soapy water and a couple tablespoons of unpopped popcorn or uncooked rice. Shake and swirl the bottle so that the dry grain swishes all the oil out.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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You might try using hot soapy water and a couple tablespoons of unpopped popcorn or uncooked rice. Shake and swirl the bottle so that the dry grain swishes all the oil out.
That's what I'd do too, although I can't imagine washing out my oil bottle unless I wanted to use it for something else.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:20 PM   #7
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I fill mine with boiling water and foam action bleach. Leave it for 15 mins or so and then wash out with soapy water. I re use my oil bottles for making hot sauce and this work well.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:24 PM   #9
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That's what I'd do too, although I can't imagine washing out my oil bottle unless I wanted to use it for something else.
my empty oil bottle was smelling rancid, I hadn't use it in awhile.
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my empty oil bottle was smelling rancid, I hadn't use it in awhile.
Gotcha. This is my olive oil bottle that's constantly refilled.
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