pinch tips: How to Unclog a Drain

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Unclogging a drain has never been easier thanks to this tip from the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen!


10 Comments
Krazykrafter
Cheryl Brown - Jan 25, 2017
I have been doing this for years - I also do a 3 in one -- I first take the old baking soda from the fridge to use and replace it with fresh. Then I use the vinegar that I have used to clean my coffee maker. So I get a fresh fridge-coffee maker and clean drains all at 1 time. Nothing is wasted and all get double use. I also use this in my shower and bathroom sink drains - it helps flush out soap scum.
Itzy_Stolarczyk
Itzy Stolarczyk - Nov 24, 2016
Soda & Vinegar paste is great for stain removal, cleaning stainless steel sinks. Also cleaning tea stains out of pitchers. Add little Blue Dawn Dish Detergent and it removes stains from clothes..
swindy48
Lorraine Koschock - Aug 6, 2016
Hi Dan, I just happened upon this today and have been having so much trouble with those stinking fruit flies. I pinned it down to the drain because I get them in my powder room too. There's no food in there so I figured it was the drain. But, I didn't know what to use on it. Didn't want to use an insect spray and was pondering today what to use. Thanks for something that's bothered me for years. Can't wait to try this. Lorraine
scafool
dan hunter - Aug 5, 2016
I have a sink plunger, it looks like a miniature toilet plunger. It works like a charm, almost as good as one of those heavy duty wet or dry shop vacuums.
swindy48
Lorraine Koschock - Jan 24, 2016
Is it necessary to force us to watch these lousy violent videos? I can't believe they've even come to a cooking site and we have to be subjected to them here. If we have to watch a sales pitch let us see something sensible instead of machine guns, devil makeup, and screaming. Please, get this junk away from us. Love this site, don't make me leave.
DomesticGoddess
Cindi Bauer - Dec 16, 2015
Ruth, I never knew that about fruit flies. Now that I know that, I guess I'll be cleaning my drain more often.
Jersildkid2
Ruth Douglas - Dec 16, 2015
I do this regularly to keep my drains clean. Pest control tech told me that keeping your drains clean rids your kitchen of drain flies, more commonly known as fruit flies. They come out of your dirty drain to feast on fresh fruit. Works for me!! No fruit flies in my kitchen.
weldergoddess
RoseMary Joseph - Nov 23, 2015
I live in a downstairs apartment and just used this two days ago. It works great!
DomesticGoddess
Cindi Bauer - Nov 4, 2015
Joan, it looks like a 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar. I've never used this to unclog a drain, but I use those 2 ingredients to clean my sink as well as my garbage disposal. I let those 2 ingredients sit for 2 minutes, then rinse with hot water.
Coribelle
Joan Hall - Nov 1, 2015
Does not show how much baking soda or vinegar to use to unclog a sink.