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Old 10-17-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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How do you remove the bad milk smell?

I always have a bad milk smell in my travel coffee mug. What is a good way to get rid of it?


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Old 10-17-2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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seems as though running it through the dishwasher would get rid of it.

But I really don't know. I drink black coffee!

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:04 AM   #3
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Try soaking it overnight in a handful of soda crystals and freshly boilt water.
If that doesn't help, check the plastic and the rubber seals for smell. If they're the guilty ones, dump the mug and buy a new one.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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This is one of those tricks you pick up raising kids ....

Assuming your mug has a lid ... toss the mug and lid into a non-reactive container (plastic, glass or ceramic is best) with 1 tablespoon baking soda (or 1-teaspoon per quart of water) and cover with hot water - put a plate on top if necessary to keep everything submerged and allow to sit for 16-24 hours. Then rinse and wash with dishwashing detergent.

That's how we used to get rid of the "funk" in baby bottles.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:09 PM   #5
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If you have an old toothbrush also scrub around all the little nooks and crannies in the lid and cup part with the same baking club soda mixture. If you aren't going to be using it, say, over a weekend, drop a sugar cube in there and put the lid on. This also helps with thermos smells in between uses.

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Old 10-18-2006, 06:50 AM   #6
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Soda should do it but I often put some bleach in things like that.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:13 PM   #7
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I use my coffee mug in the car all the time and I make sure that it is washed all the time with soap and water.

I have never had a bad milk smell.

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Old 10-19-2006, 03:15 PM   #8
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Soaking with white vinegar helps in some cases.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:36 AM   #9
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Soaking with white vinegar helps in some cases.
I totally agree with Shunka for using white vinegar and water to get rid of bad odors----vinegar is such a versatile cure for everything!!!!!!!!! The list could go on.
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:03 AM   #10
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soak it in some water with bleach.

let me make sure that wine's ok before i use it.
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