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Answer Cycle: Solutions To 4 Common Laundry Problems

Everyone wears clothes and everyone has to clean them somehow, but changes in laundry technology mean that you might encounter problems that your parents never taught you to solve. Don’t worry: the heroic appliance testers and textile experts down the hall from us at Consumer Reports have you covered. [More]

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Capri Sun Attempts To Clear Up Mold Doubts With See-Through Bottoms

Here at Consumerist, we’ve been unfortunate enough to see a lot of gross photos of a wide array of moldy terrors in packaged foods. So it must be that the fine folks at Capri Sun have heard our cries of disgust and are now attempting to alleviate the mold terror by switching to juice pouches with clear bottoms. [More]

Why Just Cutting The Mold Off That Leftover Pizza Probably Isn’t A Good Idea

Why Just Cutting The Mold Off That Leftover Pizza Probably Isn’t A Good Idea

Don’t be ashamed. You’ve done it, I’ve done it, we’ve all done it. That cheese is the only thing in your refrigerator, you’re hungry and too lazy to go scavenging the mean streets for fresh food. But it’s got a wee bit of mold on it — it’s totally fine to cut that mold off and eat the rest, right? Well, maybe not so much. [More]

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Travelers: Sorry, The Mold Between Your Window Panes Is Your Problem

A California man noticed weird, fuzzy dirt between the panes his windows. It wasn’t plain old dirt, but mold. Ew, mold! He called his homeowner’s insurance company to report the problem, and learned that not only did they not cover mold removal services, but that he now had twenty days to take care of the problem himself, or get his policy dropped. Oops. [More]

FDA Has Full List Of Products Affected In Chobani Recall

The Food and Drug Administration has published the full list of Chobani products affected in the company’s Yosplosion ’13 Festival of Mold. It’s a wide-ranging list across the company’s product lines, including yogurt tubes for kids and toppings-included Flips. [FDA]

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Another Day, Another Slimy Mold Thing Shows Up In A Capri Sun Juice Pouch

While we’ve seen our fair share of juice box mold, Capri Sun juice mold and other yucky things in food products here at Consumerist, that doesn’t mean that it gets any less disgusting each time we see a new one. To wit: A Sacramento woman’s snap of what she thought might be a worm blocking up the straw in a Capri Sun drink. Opposite of delicious, eh? [More]

That’s Not Extra Butter Inside This Microwave Popcorn Bag

That’s Not Extra Butter Inside This Microwave Popcorn Bag

Mike is pretty laid-back about the curious substance that he found inside a bag of Pop Secret popcorn. “Things happen. When one makes millions of something, there will be issues with a few,” he observes. That’s true. He’s disappointed, though, because Pop Secret hasn’t kept him updated him on what the heck it was. [More]

Customer Claims To Have Discovered This… Thing… Inside Minute Maid Juice Container

We don't know how you go a week without noticing this floating in your juice. (via Reddit)

We know that compromised juice containers can turn a pleasant beverage into a mold-apalooza, but we’ve never seen anything like this before. [More]

Don’t Worry, That’s Just Bread Mold On Your Tampon

Don’t Worry, That’s Just Bread Mold On Your Tampon

Normally, Danielle wouldn’t have pulled her Kotex tampon out of the applicator for inspection before using it. I mean, who does that? One happened to fall out of the applicator, though, and that’s when she saw them. The splotches of blackish mold. “Makes you wonder how many times things like this happen to tampons and we don’t have a clue,” she wrote. Um, yes. [More]

It's OK To Salvage Moldy Cheese, Except When It Isn't

It's OK To Salvage Moldy Cheese, Except When It Isn't

Some frugal practices cross the invisible line of self-destruction. Take moldy cheese. Or leave it. Some conventional wisdom dictates you should throw out the entire block if you spot any nastiness, while many foodies will tell you you’re OK if you amputate the moldy part. Either school of thought can be correct, depending on the cheese. [More]

The Recipe For Getting Rid Of Mold After Irene

The Recipe For Getting Rid Of Mold After Irene

Once the floodwaters of Irene are gone from your house, they leave behind a nasty parting gift: mold. Stinky, pervasive, sickening mold. Here’s how to get rid of it. [More]

Bank Gives Failed Flipper Foreclosed House For Free

Bank Gives Failed Flipper Foreclosed House For Free

A guy who deserves no breaks at all, a speculator who jumped onto the house-flipping craze just before the music stopped, just got a huge one. Instead of making the final stroke to finish foreclosing on his house, the bank decided to write off the loan and just give it to him for free instead. [More]

Kraft's Amusing Capri Sun Mold FAQ

Kraft's Amusing Capri Sun Mold FAQ

Last week we told you how Melissa found a giant scary mold in her Capri Sun juice pouch. After she posted pictures on her Facebook, sections of the internet went totally apesh*t. This is probably because the mold looked like a giant horse eyeball and Kraft’s initially slow response only fueled the flames of hysteria. As part of getting up to speed, Kraft even put up a whole FAQ devoted specifically to this one issue. Between its lines, though, you can read their frustration with the blowup. Their answer to the last question “What kind of mold is it?” is both honest and funny: [More]

What's This Giant Mold Monster Melissa Found In A Capri Sun Pouch?

What's This Giant Mold Monster Melissa Found In A Capri Sun Pouch?

Melissa found a nastiness in her pouch of Capri Sun, a nastiness even nastier than Capri Sun. A giant mold monster that grew inside the pouch after it was punctured slightly, perhaps? UPDATE: Kraft’s Amusing Capri Sun Mold FAQ [More]

Mysterious Object In Chef Boyardee Can Not A Rat, Just Another Giant Clump Of Mold

Mysterious Object In Chef Boyardee Can Not A Rat, Just Another Giant Clump Of Mold

Good news: the large, fuzzy creature that an Ohio woman found nestled on the top of her can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs was not a rodent hoping to star in a “Ratatouille” sequel. It was just a fluffy, cuddly clump of mold. [More]

Twitter Lawsuit Company Tells Its Side Of Story

Twitter Lawsuit Company Tells Its Side Of Story

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Tenant Sued After Using Twitter To Complain About Moldy Apartment

Tenant Sued After Using Twitter To Complain About Moldy Apartment

If the the puiblic didn’t read Amanda Bonnen’s Twitter feed before, they will now, thanks to a defamation lawsuit brought against her by Horizon Group Management in Chicago.

Front Loading Washers Have A Love Affair With Mold

Front Loading Washers Have A Love Affair With Mold

Consumer Reports says that despite the fact that front-loading washers are more efficient than traditional top-loading washers, they do have one major drawback. Mold. And the problem is severe enough that there have been several class action lawsuits filed against LG, Whirlpool, and Sears, whose Kenmore front-loaders are made by Whirlpool.