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Get Rid Of Your Protein Shakers, Seriously, They Are Revolting

Photo: Chris Thompson/Deadspin/GMG
Photo: Chris Thompson/Deadspin/GMG

Your vile protein shakers fill my clean heart with dread.


Casey Johnston, an editor at The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, and author of The Hairpin’s Ask a Swole Woman, joined me to talk all about gym and lifting accessories. If the name of Casey’s column has a familiar ring, there’s a good reason for that: Ask a Clean Person began on The Hairpin in 2011. The Hairpin is an amazing advice column incubator, basically.

Here’s what Casey and I covered in this, my 83rd episode:

  • Two methods for removing rust stains on lifting clothes;
  • The chemical similarity between rust, perspiration, and sunscreen stains (SCIENCE, YOU GUYS!);
  • How to clean a pair of lifting gloves;
  • The rules for caring for your protein shakers;
  • De-funking a dishwasher;
  • What to do about chafing, and how to handle stains from chafing balms;

If you guys are looking for that protein powder recommendation Casey and I talked about, here it is.

Over in the bonus episode, I promised my beloved patrons that I would tell the story of my monstrous and beastly behavior on the day I got the call that Esquire was dropping Ask a Clean Person. No spoilers, but it involves getting good and goddamned drunk at the hands of a 26-year-old bartender who I’ve been lowkey flirting with all summer.

As an aside, AaCP made its debut this week on Offspring, Lifehacker’s parenting vertical and I am sooooooo excited about how this all worked out. I know many of you reading this are dads, so send your dad-ish cleaning questions my way please! The Cleancast will continue here at Deadspin as a general interest show, so there will still be an outlet for your non-kid mess questions to be addressed.

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Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and the host of the podcast Ask a Clean Person