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Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: DP
Date: November 14, 2017 10:37AM
And everything smells like it now. Did a rewash but it only slightly reduced the odor of menthol on all the dishes, dinnerware, and glassware. My wife didn't think anything of it and she just wanted to reuse the jar.

So I was going to wash everything by hand but while we were discussing it she wondered about vinegar. Maybe a cup or so of white vinegar in the rinse cycle may solve it? What does this august forum think?



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2017 10:39AM
........one of the tricks for cleaning dishwasher for years is......Lemonade Kool-Aid.......the lemon aspect should help with the 'odor'......possibly......



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 14, 2017 10:40AM
It'll work. Then all your dishes will smell like vinegar.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 14, 2017 10:42AM
Use your usual soap but make sure your water is as hot as possible including turning up the water heater to its highest setting.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: billb
Date: November 14, 2017 11:02AM
Vinegar is an acid and will destroy all the plastic and rubber in your machine.
Ha-ha.

A vinegar or citric acid rinse should help as will leaving the door open for a couple of days.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: DP
Date: November 14, 2017 11:04AM
I thought after I washed the dishes by hand I'd run CLR for the dishwasher.

Then all your dishes will smell like vinegar.

I'd do a water rinse after that. But, it would be better than Noxema!



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2017 11:05AM
......the lemon Kool-Aid works because it is citric acid based........



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 14, 2017 11:23AM
wow, Noxema still around?



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: DP
Date: November 14, 2017 11:41AM
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wow, Noxema still around?

My wife has washed her face religiously with it every night. She is in her early fifties now and her skin is phenomenal!



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: billb
Date: November 14, 2017 11:58AM
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wow, Noxema still around?

P&G sold it but they were pushing Oil of Olay while they owned Noxzema and pretty much let it languish.
Now that Unilever owns it who knows if they'll push some brand recognition advertising at it or not.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2017 12:02PM
......just don't rub your.....junk.....up against the dishwasher......it will sting like the dickens......



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: DP
Date: November 14, 2017 01:30PM
Newt!



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: November 14, 2017 01:48PM
Citrix acid is sold as dishwasher cleaner. I've used it and it worked well. No problems with seal, gaskets, etc. so far. Kool-aid should work, I guess.
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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 14, 2017 01:59PM
A round with baking soda couldn't hurt.
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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: November 14, 2017 03:41PM
What's coating the interior of your dishwasher is a mixture of menthol and camphor oil. Cleaning it will be a bit like trying to get oil stains out of concrete.

I would run the dishwasher on hot, and once it's in a wash cycle, open the door and pour in some whole milk or half and half. If it helped, I'd do it again.

The next step would be to spray Pam, or smear mayonnaise, on all the surfaces and let it sit overnight. Then a hot wash cycle.

Next would be spraying it with ammonia, letting it sit, wiping and scrubbing. That would not be a pleasant job.

You could also try making a paste out of powdered HE laundry detergent and scrubbing everything well. It is pretty good at cleaning fats without making bubbles.
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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 14, 2017 04:30PM
If you have it, I would try some hydrogen peroxide, Oxy-clean powder or a clone if you don't have a pint of the liquid in your medicine cabinet. It's usually what's recommended first for skunk smell.

If no H2O2, next would be alternating washes of vinegar, and baking soda along with the 1/2 the regular dose of dishwasher soap. Cascade is amazingly good at removing traces of oil, but not very good at neutralizing scents.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 14, 2017 05:06PM
And if nothing else works, Black Friday is right around the corner.
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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2017 05:35PM
......is your dishwasher's name John or Maria.......????


.....and how did that Noxema container get stuck in him/her.......??



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 14, 2017 07:47PM
Can't be any worse than when I ran a bunch of diesel fuel filter housings in our DW at our rental apartment. MAN, was I stupid back then. And this was the loaded with sulfur stuff back in the late '80s. On a positive note, that old school DW detergent stripped the oil and paint RIGHT off. Ready for paint after a laquer thinner wipe down.

I miss the old DW soaps. My room mate's brother actually had a dishwasher at his auto repair shop. Double detergent, heated wash and pot scrubber cycle REALLY softened the carbon on cylinder heads, and the undersides of intake manifolds.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 14, 2017 10:26PM
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Can't be any worse than when I ran a bunch of diesel fuel filter housings in our DW at our rental apartment. MAN, was I stupid back then. ...

reminds me of the situation at work about ten years ago when one guy came steaming into the main office complaining that he found 4 wheel covers in the dishwasher in the cafeteria. It turns out one of my co-workers washed his wheel covers in the dishwasher at work.
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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 14, 2017 10:41PM
We started doing it when my best friend got a job as a dishwasher at his next door neighbor's restaurant. Those commercial machines were BRUTAL. Darn near steam cleaners/hot tanks all-in-one.
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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 15, 2017 09:26AM
Tell your wife to buy a bottle of Dawn and from now on use it to clean her Noxema jars. The ten minutes she saved using the dishwater has now been negated fifty fold.



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 15, 2017 09:44AM
....just another hard life lesson.....from the school of hard NOX.......



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Re: Way, way way OT: Noxema container in dishwasher...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 16, 2017 01:48AM
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