HELP!!! My protein shaker smells like the breath of 1000 dead otters

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    Dec 05, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    Anybody got any ideas on how to stop the funk, washed, (even tried soap!) Boiled, and this damn things still stink, maybe if i stop puttin dead otter in it? Im actually kinda shocked that hot soap and water doesnt work, if soap destroys grease and this shit isnt affected by soap then maybe i need a solvent instead of an emulsifier. Carberator cleaner? This thing is like a time capsule for fart.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 05, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    stainless steel, aluminum or glass .... any poly product (plastic) will absorb odors, especially if you are storing it in there.
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    I tried glass but broke a couple of em, n all the stainless seem to get lost, theres gotta b a way ta clean emicon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Anyone? Srsly? Does this not happen to ne body else? Is the answer taht obvious? Can nobody see the thread?
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    Dec 05, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    Wash/Soak with baking soda? Just a guess.
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    Dec 05, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    So you've been drinking out of this thing through the last 500 dead otters? I'd have thought you'd have noticed it within the first 500 dead ones. Was there a particular ripeness you were waiting for?
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    Dec 05, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Give it a boil with nappisand

    I don't know what you guys call it in the states but here that thing can clean the funk outta anything!

    It's a powder based oxygen cleaner and it'll get everything out

    but give it a good rinse after boiling!
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    Dec 05, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    Trash it and buy a new one. With your new shaker, be sure to wash it immediately after use. Or if you can't, then find a sink or drinking fountain and rinse it out. Then give it a proper wash when you get home.
  • spacemagic

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Buy a new one. Til then, try shaking some apple cider vinegar in there. It'll at least reduce the odors.
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    Dec 05, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    Lol, by lost i mean stolen, ppl have a real affinity for pickin up the stuff i leave layin around, jus tried the baking soda vinegar idea, ya, thx, that shit caused a pretty massive explosion in my kitchen. Otters are pretty good in low numbers, but 500 of em in an outhouse w/ gingivitis is pretty powerful. Ive got several of these things, (not otters) they all have that smell. I jus cant help but be baffled by the fact that plastic can be tainted like this. I always forget ta clean em out, i always jus thought plastic was mostly indestructible, maybe we should start dumpin protein powder in r landfills, perfect makings for a classic B movie thereicon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Did it always stink, or did it develop an odor later?

    And you should try the baking soda and vinegar separately.
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    Dec 05, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    I am having this issue right now with one. 1MR leaves the nastiest smell. When I am done with it, the blender will be going. There is no cleaning that stank.
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    How to make a stink bomb.

    Take 500 dead otters. Add a little baking soda and some vinegar. Tighten lid and shake well.

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    Next we're gonna teach you how to clean a clogged toilet with mentos and coke.
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    That's just silly. Dead otters can't breathe : P
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    Baby bottle liners

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    Ditch the whole concept of powder..yuck! icon_smile.gif

    I like real sources of protein that don't end up in a rancid succession of burning farts.
  • Pontifex

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    I've had mine start to pick up some bad odours if I don't clean them out right away. I just fill it up with soap and really hot water, leave it overnight and rinse in the morning. Using hot water is important since it tends to remove proteins way easier(washing a glass of milk in cold water doesn't work well either). You could also try putting it in the freezer for a while. That should kill just about any smell.
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    maybe thats why bb.c gives away free shaker bottles with a sufficiently devastating order. new one every month.

    Really, if you wash it immediately after mixing, residue won't have time to absorb into the plastic.
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    You can use bleach to sanitize dishes. I believe the ratio is 1 tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water. The water should be cool, not hot. Rinse thoroughly. You should double-check this on the web. Bleach should kill anything growing in your cup, if that's where the smell is coming from.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    i loathe plastic for various reasons but this is one of the more basic ones. Bottom line is that most plastics will absorb taste/odor. I have a Polar Bottle insulated water bottle that has done it in the past. Unfortunately in most cases there's no solution other than to throw the container away and buy a new one (one of my BIG issues with plastics). I switched my kitchen away from plastic containers a year ago. I use pyrex now with rubber lids.

    for your solution i don't think glass is a good idea (unless you can somehow get a Pyrex one. seriously, how much fun is it to drop that shit in the kitchen and watch it bounce?) So I'd go with stainless.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    Dishwasher on pots and pans cycle?
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    Eew. Just buy a new one!
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Dec 05, 2012 9:30 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidEew. Just buy a new one!


    +1000 that sounds really nasty!!!
  • Pontifex

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    Dec 05, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    just eat the powder and wash it down with some water....
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    Dec 05, 2012 10:05 AM GMT
    Nappisan... would want to make sure its rinsed properly afterwards...

    I'm thinking false teeth cleaner or baking soda - or just go out and but a new one.