Hey, well I was just wondering if anyone else does things like me. At first thought they sound fantastic, like a clever idea... but in practice, it doesn't turn out so well. One that stands out in my mind was the day I brought a coffee maker I had picked up at the local 'free store' I was so pleased at getting a coffee maker for free that I didn't stop and question how I was going to clean it! I know, my mom used vinegar to clean the pot growing up, too. But, I seriously didn't have a drop of vinegar in the house (my friend suggested that I dump all my vinegar in the dishwasher because it was clogging up on me... that didn't work either.) So, I started to rummage through what I did have... and I did have pine sol!
Now, before you roll your eyes at my stupidity, let me just say that I did run 5 pots of plain water through to get rid of the chemicals, but even so my next pot of coffee tasted like pine sol! I ended up resolving the problem by wasting some pots of coffee by running a couple of pots through and dumping them out till the coffee tasted like coffee again!
But, I'll just bet that no one else ever deals with stuff like this!