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Pampered Chef: Family Size Quick Stir Pitcher

  1. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    In the "hardest product to clean" post, I mentioned the FSQSP...I make iced tea in it almost daily, and the "sludge" from the tea makes the fins all slimy and gross. Unless I scrub each individual fin with a toothbrush, I can't get it clean enough. I won't put it in my dishwasher, cuz even though it's supposed to be DW safe, I have melted too many of them that way. (Yes, I only washed it on the top rack...my DW water must get way too hot.)

    Any tips?
     
    Jun 19, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Have you tried adding a palm-ful of rice and a bit of lemon juice when you wash it? The lemon juice cuts the slime and the rice scrubs things gently.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  3. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    Hmmm...never would have thought of that! I will certainly give it a try!
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  4. peachey

    peachey Member Gold Member

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    About every 6 months I fill the pitcher with warm water and add about 2 tablespoons of bleach. This helps remove some of the tea stains.

    I also don't put mine in the dishwasher. I like the rice and lemon juice idea so I will have to try that too.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  5. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I have a customer returning hers because it got moldly. ICK! So I don't think you are alone in this.

    I barely use mine so I have no tips.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  6. shelly.nurse

    shelly.nurse Member

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    I thought it was the splenda I would use in mine that made a nasty white film on the blades. I actually stopped using splenda because I thought "If that coating is on the pitcher, what is it doing to MY insides." It did usually wipe clean with hot soapy water. Of course, we are kool-aid drinkers, I won't make tea in it, I have a cheap glass pitcher I use for tea for hubbie. But he stopped drinking tea when he found information about splenda and water retention. Since we stopped using splenda, we both have lost 6 pounds, without changing anything else.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  7. AudraKYPCLady

    AudraKYPCLady Novice Member

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    I use mine for tea about every other day. We are BIG sweet tea drinkers. I have melted the plunger on my new quick stir pitcher where is wouldn't plunge right so now I use the old style and it has been fine in my dish washer (top rack). My mom told me once to clean tea stains or coffee stains to fill the item or the sink with warm water and pour in a little bit of powder dish washer soap. It bubbles and makes everything sparkling clean. I do that about once a month just for good measure.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  8. I put some water in my sink and add a little bleach. I let the FSQSP soak for a few minutes, then wash it. It looks like brand new. I really like Rae's idea with the rice and lemon juice. That is definitely something I will try.
     
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