I, like others dislike trying to clean stubborn bottles. I don't like to toss any because I'm cheap.
I put the bottle brush on my drill and it was ok, but still time consuming and it still left behind some of that white film. I didn't like having to try and hold the bottle with one hand and the drill with the other.
If I push to hard the metal would scratch the bottle.
I looked around and found some automated cleaners... but this is crazy expensive.
I thought about the barmaid glass cleaner, but the setup wouldn't fit inside the bottle.
I found some glass scrubber unit, that was not powered but same problem.
I found that wood dowel and rag thingy, could work but not the way I want....
So, I decided to create something for myself. Using a combination of different things(listed above) and designed a powered bottle scrubber, that has self contained cleaner and self rotating inside scrubber.
Here is the design I threw together based on these ideas:
-Outside AND inside cleaning at same time
-Adjustable depth stopper for different size bottles
-Foot pedal on/off switch for both hands on operation
-Belt driven to act as a slipper clutch, just in case something goes wrong.
-Expandable, maybe a bottom(outside) of bottle scrubber off on the side, powered on same motor.
The material to be used for the construction of the brushes is to be determined.
The motor will be mounted off to the side and use a belt setup. The speed of the brush will be adjusted by the size of the pulleys.
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I was thinking that setup near the sink so it could be assembly line like, wash/scrub and rinse.
What is everyone's thoughts?
And don't say Keg. I want real brain storming.