Hat cleaner: make your own DIY hat cleaner with this cool hack!
If you’ve ever tried to wash a baseball cap at home you know how hard it is to get a flat brim hat clean without ruining the shape of the brim. You can buy a special baseball hat washing frame, or you can use this easy, free DIY hack to wash your hats.
I know, it’s crazy, but it’s true.
So I grabbed one of my son’s baseball caps and tried it on the salad spinner basket for size, and boom! Magic. It turns out that a salad spinner doubles as a perfect DIY hat cleaner.
Here’s how it all goes down.
Step 1: Disassemble
Disassemble a salad spinner and separate out the salad basket.
Flip the salad basket upside down and stretch a baseball cap over it. Pull the hat taut until the crown is shaped perfectly over the basket. If the hat is a snapback, (if it has a series of snaps in the back to adjust the size of the hat) pull it as tight as possible and snap together.
Step 3: Wash
Put the salad spinner basket in the top rack of the dishwasher and wash the hat along with the rest of your dishes on a full dish-washing cycle.
Step 4: Dry
Once the dish-washing cycle is done, pull the basket with the hat out of the dishwasher. Re-stretch the hat over the basket and leave out on the counter or on a drying rack to dry for another few hours, or until completely dry. Then, boom, a clean, non-stretched-out baseball cap using simple DIY hat cleaner.