Chicken Salad, Yogurt Ranch Dressing; a broken nose — 5 Comments

  1. I don’t know how the mouse got in the washer but I don’t think it could go from inside to the drain. I have a front load washer also and mine get smelly also. I run it through a cycle with a little bit just a little with a tiny bit of detergent and it seems to clean it up for awhile. That is the only thing I don’t like about the washer.
    Good luck

  2. Lovely salad Katie. Everyone I know with a front loader complains of the same thing. We just bought a new washer 6 months ago – our previous top loader was only 4.5 years old. It did a terrible job as it had a sensor to determine water levels which was never enough. It also had a “pumping” action to wash the clothes – they were never clean, and never rinsed properly. This time I bought a brand new “old school” top load washing machine with an agitator and a dial so I can control the water level – it is perfect! Sometimes, new technology is just not worth it!

  3. I put in a cup of white vinegar in the cycle every now and again and it seems to keep everything gunk and smell free – but then I have never had a dead mouse in there!

  4. Evelyn, mice can get into anything….. Sometimes they can’t get back out, though…..

    Ina, we’ve always had a front loader here. We had the first one for 12 years and it did start to smell after awhile, but not right away. I was just being extra careful. The kind you have, top loader with an agitator doesn’t exist here.

    Kate, I’m so sick of mice…..

    Syrahsuzie – good idea…. I put vinegar in the kettle and the coffee maker – why not the washer!?