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Hints from Heloise

Got a slow coffee maker? Hard water probably is the culprit! Especially if you don’t have a water softener. However, there is a very easy solution, and it involves my old friend, vinegar! Cheap, safe and green!

Fill the reservoir with straight vinegar, let it go through a brew cycle, then turn off the coffee maker. Put the hot vinegar back in, let sit for about 20-30 minutes, then run through one more time. Run fresh cold water through several times, and you are all set. Don’t waste that vinegar! Pour it down the drain to kill bacteria. — via Houston Chronicle

What Heloise FAILS to mention is the resultant nasal napalm will pretty much render your kitchen unusable until this little experiment is concluded. I made it through one cycle with eyes watering and nose running, and have vowed I’ll buy a new coffee maker before I suffer through this again. Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Regina Adkins says

    Don’t you remember what the kitchen smells like when your Mom makes pickles… same stuff!

  2. Tamara says

    ROFLMAO…ok, actually I’m sitting in my chair LMAO bc my belly is too big and prego for me to be rolling around on the floor! Besides, I think that is what got me in my current situation to begin with! :) Yes, I agree…vinegar may work wonders on things, but the smell is not worth it to me!!!

  3. Kimmy says

    Or dyeing Easter eggs with your ” homemade kit” because they didn’t have the ready made kits in Walker Co.



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