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travel mugI've mentioned before that my husband and I are coffee drinkers.  We love our coffee and make sure we have it with us before we head out the door each morning.  We have some very nice stainless steel travel mugs that begin to smell quickly from the milk/creamer we put in our coffee each morning.  The water and dish soap was just not helping get rid of the smell.  Therefore, I found a solution! 

Pour approximately one Tbls. of baking soda and 1/4 cup of vinegar into the travel mug and filled with a small amount of water.  It will fiz for just a few seconds and then you can fill up the rest with water.  Then set the lid to the side and make sure the opening to the lid is shut tight.  Pour a very small amount of baking soda and vinegar into the lid and lay it to the side.  Allow the mug/lid to sit for about 2 hours and then washed both with dish soap and hot water.  VOILA!!  The smell is gone and you have a fresh clean travel mug once again.  Try it out!

Posted by Tami on Aug 10 10 | Comments (2)

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That is an amazing cleaning trick! Does it work on any kind of hard plastic, and will it melt through lesser quality plastics? I may have to start doing some experiments!
Posted by Boston DUI lawyer  on  12/28

Ok..I will try it. How on Earth did you come up with this solution? It sounds so simple and why didn't I think of it? Thanks for the tip. I too love my travel mug!
Posted by Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer  on  12/29

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