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Old 07-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Taking buckets from the local Grocery store/bakery?

I have spoken with some people on here who have had success getting free buckets from the local bakery. I have gotten several, but am not sure what the best way to clean them is? I have only cleaned with water thus far, but they still smell strongly of icing. How would you recommend cleaning them? Thanks.
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Have you tried soaking them with Oxiclean (or one of it's generic variants)? I've had great success removing all manner of grime from bottles with it. I have no idea if this will get rid of the icing smell.
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Have you tried soaking them with Oxiclean (or one of it's generic variants)? I've had great success removing all manner of grime from bottles with it. I have no idea if this will get rid of the icing smell.
Like I said I really haven't really done anything because I wanted to know what would work well. I think I will do what you suggested. Thanks!
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Like I said I really haven't really done anything because I wanted to know what would work well. I think I will do what you suggested. Thanks!
Oh, sure. This might work, and it definitely won't hurt anything. Just be sure to rinse well.
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I usually just soak mine with oxiclean, as was already suggested. Sometimes to be extra sure, I like to dedicate these buckets for delabling bottles, since they get a few more good soaks with oxiclean that way.
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I usually just soak mine with oxiclean, as was already suggested. Sometimes to be extra sure, I like to dedicate these buckets for delabling bottles, since they get a few more good soaks with oxiclean that way.
Thanks for the idea
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Oh, sure. This might work, and it definitely won't hurt anything. Just be sure to rinse well.
Thank You!
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I'm not concerned with the smell of icing in mine. I figure they are clean. And they will smell like hoppy beer once I've used them a few times!
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I'm not concerned with the smell of icing in mine. I figure they are clean. And they will smell like hoppy beer once I've used them a few times!
But until then, does your beer smell like icing?
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I have gotten them, a good bath with oxyclean then some starsan and all us good.
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