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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes


In the Kitchen.

13. Clean a Garlic Press. It can take just as long to clean a garlic press as it takes to, well, chop some garlic by hand. Unless you’re using a toothbrush, of course!

14. Clean Corn on the Cob. At your next barbecue, brush an ear of corn with a clean toothbrush to remove all of the silky threads.

15.  Clean a Cheese Grater. Oh, the bane of my existence. Cleaning a cheese grater with a sponge can sometimes lead to a grated sponge! Not so with toothbrushes.

16. Clean Gunky Forks. Crusted-on food is particularly hard to remove in between the tines of a fork. A toothbrush is the ideal size to remove all of that gross stuff.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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10:41AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013


10:38AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Sharing, thanks!

7:33AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013


6:12AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

thanks for the advice

4:54AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing this

10:28AM PDT on May 20, 2013

Thanks for great Idea

10:21AM PDT on May 17, 2013

love this!

8:53AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thank you so much for these very useful tips!
We also used toothbrushes to wash our haircombs, to comb out dirt and oils accumulated between the teeth of the comb.

And of course it really comes in handy to brush some small corners of the bathrooms,cabinets.

12:23PM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Good tips thanks Katie, I also shared.

4:27AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Great Tips. TY!

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