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07-28-2008, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by brymel View Post
I have actually used the dishwasher for my son's gear in the past and it has worked fine. However the best tool I have is dryer sheets tucked into his bag which helps keep the smell down.

One poster mentioned cats and ammonia. Cat's are attracted to stinky hockey bags and will use them as a litter box. I have thrown more than a few bags away because of this. My son's bag never comes in the house anymore.
For those of you with cats, misting the bag down with white vinegar once a week while "in season" will deter the cats. Once dry you wont notice a smell but the cats will and they will stay away.

When using a washing machine be sure that none of your gear is touching the rim of the washer. When in spin cycle anything that rubs on that non-moving edge will get worn through VERY FAST. Front loaders are much more gentle on your gear.

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