I like really hot beverages.
I have this awesome stainless steel, double-walled, keeps-my-tea-hot-for-literally-hours travel mug that I use every single day. It’s terrific.
I’ve had the mug for at least five years now (if not six or seven even – I can’t remember…), and over the years it has gotten pretty grimy.
I clean the mug as best I can (I really do!), but it can’t be put in the dishwasher – which means it gets as clean as a sponge and my own brut arm strength can make it. (Read: not terribly clean.)
The interior state of the mug was getting to a place where I was kind of getting a little squeamish thinking about what might be hanging around inside of it – even after I apply soap and scalding hot water to it, trying my best to kill germs and microbes and other invisible yuckies.
I didn’t want to throw the mug out (it still works wonderfully! Even 5+years later), but I also wanted it to get a bit more clean. (Okay, a lot more clean.) So what to do?
As I was getting groceries, I noticed a product called “Dip It”, that claimed to clean all sorts of beverage items. Coffee makers, thermoses, tea kettles… it promised to make these items good as new – so why not give it a whirl on my tea mug?
So I did. I followed the instructions to the letter. Fifteen minutes after pouring the solution into my mug, I emptied the now-dark-brown water into the sink, and peered inside.
The very first thought that entered my mind was literally: “Holy crap, I can’t believe it worked!”
I’m delighted that my mug is now truly good-as-new; and I’m also laughing at my immediate response. I crack myself up. 🙂