I'm a Aeroputz and need magical solution for mildew smell on rubber
August 11, 2010 7:44 AM Subscribe
You guys are my last hope: is there anything I can do to remove the mildew smell from my Aeropress plunger? It turns out I accidentally put the Aeropress away without removing the used coffee "puck" first — and it stayed that way for weeks. Of course, the rubber end of the plunger has a mildew smell, which seems invincible. We removed the rubber bit and I've tried covering it with baking soda, soaking it in vinegar, soaking it in vinegar and soda, soaking in dilute bleach, and then dilute peroxide. THEN... my husband sanded down the rubber end a bit, and I tried it all over again, to no avail.
posted by taz to home & garden (23 answers total)
The easy answer is to replace the Aeropress, but it was a big pain in the ass to get it to begin with, because they aren't sold here, and a lot of people won't ship here (Greece), so I ended up paying a lot to a UK company willing to post one to us. I probably won't go through all the hassle again.