162 Reviews

Mirj -- great idea to post this "recipe". It works very well, I've used this combination many times. Here's another one for you: I had already tried this remedy on a REALLY bad grease clog, to no avail. My grandpa just happened to call at that time, and I --- well, I whined to him. He told me what he used to do when he was the manager/fix-it guy for a trailer park: get out your handheld blow-dryer. Make sure there is no water on the floor where you're standing so you won't electrocute yourself, then open up the access to the drain pipe - that little trap thingy. Aim the hot air right on that, and it will melt the grease and let everything slide on through. My Grandpa Rocks!

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ThatBobbieGirl June 13, 2002

This really did work! It foamed a lot at first. I think the trick was to keep doing it. After trying this, I looked it up, and this is also recommended as periodic maintenence procedure. Just flush your drains with vinegar and baking soda every so often, like every month or so, and it keep them clear and fresh - so you don't get a clog problem!

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SaraFish June 02, 2002

This also works great as an oven cleaner.

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Bogey'sMom May 29, 2002

This needs to be rated. We need to get more people to do this. I know it works I do it at least once a month or more. I also put it in the dishwasher. Thank You

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Braunda May 28, 2002

I have tried this recipe. I warmed the vinegar first then poured it into the drain over the baking soda. It is fantastic! Mabel Sullivan

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Mabel June 12, 2002

And only 17 calories according to the elves. It helps keep the bad drain smell from happening if you use it every month.

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morelhunter June 25, 2002

Okay, I finally used this Wednesday before my BF's family got here, and it was REALLY great! Feels nice, too, to not be pouring poison in the sink where I handle food :-)

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spatchcock July 07, 2002

It fizzed, it bubbled, it worked!! What more can I say?

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Sackville June 12, 2002

This is fantastic. Every 3 months, when I replace the baking soda in my fridge and freezer, I use it to do this. Thanks for such a great idea!

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Deborah1 December 28, 2002

Mirj, this really works. It is a great and inexpensive option. I try to use it once a month. It is great for my kids drain especially since I have 2 girls with long hair!

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Caryn Gale December 25, 2002
Homemade Drain Cleaner and Declogger