Tools you will use to clean your bottles.
Container to hold bottles while soaking labels off
Goo Gone that now comes in a spray . HALLA!
Bottle clean or old tooth brush
The first thing you are going to want to do is get the old label off. Companies these days are putting there's on really good! Bastards. But take you bottle and fill it with water so it can weigh it down and put it into a large bowl. I have a bucket I use for all thing kitchen. They sometimes need overnight to soak.
This one was a stubborn one . I took my steel wool scrubber and cleaned it as much as possible. I know Goo Gone would do the job faster but that stuff is expensive so I use it for the final cleaning.
Once they are scrubbed as well as possible. Lay your bottle down and spray or apply Good Gone. Let it sit for a few minutes then scrub the remainder of the label off.
Pop them in the dishwasher for a last wash.
It won't hurt!
Once done you will have clean shiny bottles !
Here are just a few sample of how I re-use my bottles.
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