Today’s holiday edition of HNT is in the form of an instructional video, starring Jiminy Cricket.
Well, just kidding about the Jiminy Cricket part. Any of you old enough to remember the films they used to show in school where Jiminy was the narrator? Historical and hygiene stuff, mostly. Disney made a ton of them. Belle even says she learned about menstruation from Ol’ Jiminy (though it turns out he wasn’t in that one). Anywho…
One of the things I’ve often read as a knock against the Steelheart is that it’s a “closed” tube and would be difficult to keep clean. No, it’s not as easy to clean as a cage-style device like the Jail Bird, but it’s not hard either. It got me thinking about putting together a little movie of the process I use. Turns out, it takes just over three minutes to get the device spic and span, though I usually do it in the shower, not at the sink as I show here (couldn’t figure out how to film it in there without ruining my phone). Note that I’m demonstrating my morning ritual. In the evenings, I typically just rinse with warm water before going to bed.
So here you go. Cleaning the Steelheart (click the little HD icon in the top right corner if you want to see it in full Thumpervision™ glory).
For those of you interested in such things, this was recorded on an iPhone 4 and edited in iMovie ’09. The soundtrack is Stan Getz and Charlie Bryd performing Samba Dees Days. The bottle I use is the nifty little angled tip wash bottle sold by Kept For Her.