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It is a common household tip: Put your jeans in the freezer to freshen them up. Denim enthusiasts claim it will kill bacteria (although it won't remove stains). Is this true? Is it hygienic to forgo normal cleaning for jeans?

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    Just as a side remark: if you want to have hygienic cushions, then deep-freezing is more effective than washing to get rid of house dust mites. (I read that washing with 40° C will just give you clean mites :-)) – Hendrik Vogt Mar 26 '12 at 16:40
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    Don't forget there's more to cleaning than killing bacteria. I doubt freezing the jeans would help remove dirt stains. – rahzark Mar 26 '12 at 16:47
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    @Rahzark - If you dont want the dirt off just want them not to smell though... you know for the cowboy look with out the cowboy smell. – Chad Mar 26 '12 at 19:29
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    I would recommend a UV light bath!, this will kill bacteria for sure!, just dont look at this light!, there are lamps available! – manuelBetancurt Mar 30 '12 at 4:24
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    My side question would be on the increased energy consumption of your freezer because of the high mass to freeze... – haylem Sep 5 '13 at 9:03

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