Day 202 – Cleaning a Vase with Rice


Cleaning a vase is a huge pain in the butt. It’s nearly impossible to scrub the bottom where all the gunk is after your beautiful flowers are long gone. Adding a little uncooked rice to the bottom helps you scrub where you can’t reach.



I first filled the vase with warm, soapy water and let it sit for a while to loosen up some of the gunk. I dumped half of the water out and poured in a few tablespoons of uncooked rice. It’s a little difficult to swirl the rice around without the water spilling out, so you’ll want to do this over the sink. After a few minutes, I rinsed everything out. There is still a little gunk at the very bottom, but this definitely helped get most of it out.

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4 Comments… Share your views

  1. Hey, that’s pretty cool! I bet it would work even better with some white vinegar. And then at the end you would have rice vinegar! Really, really gross rice vinegar. 😛

  2. I just put mine in the dishwasher and they come out sparkling. 🙂 Can’t stomach the idea of wasting rice! 😉

  3. That’s really cool! I’ll have to try this out.

  4. I always use denture cleanser tablets, put water in the vase, throw 1-2 tablets in and wash it out after some hours. Helps pretty good, too.

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