Recipe by mersaydees
Based on a recipe from my Shaw’s grocery store’s Wild Harvest November 2009 holiday pamphlet. It says, “Along with potato peels and onion skins often comes a clogged sink. Thankfully, there is a way to unclog sinks without sending toxic chemicals down the drain and out into the environment.” Cook time is boiling water time. I can honestly say that I use this regularly in my kitchen sink and it works as well for me as Draino did.
Top Review by breezermom
This worked wonderfully well! It was easy to do and very economical. I'll use it again in the future! *Update* I've used this several times on different clogs, and it seems to work really well on kitchen clogs...not as well on hair/bathroom clogs. But is is a great drain unclogger!"Thanks for sharing.
Directions See How It's Made
- Clean any debris from sink.
- Boil a gallon of water. Slowly, pour this down the drain. For minor clogs, this may do the trick. If not, continue with next steps.
- Pour baking soda down the drain. Immediately follow this with the vinegar. The interaction between the two should be enough to break up the clog.
- Allow the sink to “rest” in this state for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.
- Pour two quarts of the boiling water down the drain after the 15-20 minutes, to rinse away the vinegar, baking soda and clogging debris.
- Place the cup plunger over the sink drain and plunge to thoroughly dislodge the clogging materials.
- Finish by pouring two more quarts of boiling water down the drain.