On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 11:43:31 +0900, "Jason Ducharme"
Mildew can't grow on dishes, and if the rag dries out, it can't grow
on the rag either.
I'll tell you a mildew story. I had an obnoxious roommate, who I was
evicting, but months before that when the pressure relief valve on the
steam radiator was leaking, instead of telling me so I could fix it or
get the landlord to fix it, he took one of MY blankets and used it to
sop up the water, but ruining a small part of the parquet floor in the
Then he moved out without even a mention that he had ruined my (old
and slightly damaged already but still quite serviceable) blanket.
It stank terribly of mildew. I washed it at the laundramat, and it
still stank just as bad. Then I put it in the dryer, moderate heat,
and when it was dry, it smelled great, as good as any other clothes
No dryer strips, no extra anything. There was a part where the mildew
made the tan thermal blanket white, but it was small. I used the
blanket for many years after that.
If moderate heat didn't do it, I'd use one notch higher.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
When all is said and done, there's that old expression, about food:
"When in doubt throw it out."
How irreplaceable can any item with "rag," in its name, be? Buy new
ones, and relegate the old ones to your actual rag bag. After all this
time of waiting for a definitive answer, your kitchen is surely a bit
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