How To Clean Kazoo

If you’ve ever blown on a kazoo or any type of horn, then you know how fun they can be. So much so that it’s not uncommon to find someone who owns more than one. It’s this love of kazoos that makes the fact that they are pretty much impossible to clean something so trivial.

Because there is no way to get inside of this instrument to remove all the gunk that builds up over time. This is what makes them the perfect test subject for our next batch of cleaning tips for those with a fear of cleaning. Because let’s face it, when it comes to cleaning, most people avoid these instruments like the plague. But if you want your kazoo to not only last longer but also sound better, then read on…

What’s the first thing to know about cleaning a kazoo?

This is a lesson that all instruments share, but it is especially true for kazoos: clean your instruments after every use. Because of how kazoos are made, they will last longer and sound better if they are cleaned after each use. If you let the build up inside a kazoo sit for too long, then you will find that it’s much harder to remove, and it will likely damage the kazoo. The best way to clean a kazoo is to use a combination of hot water and dish soap. You can also try using a dry brush in between the two

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Try using a dry brush as well

If you choose to use only the hot water method, then you can also use a dry brush to get rid of the gunk that’s inside the kazoo. To do this, simply take a dry brush and carefully scrub the inside of the kazoo.

Try using a small amount of bleach

This one is controversial, but many people swear by it. If you have a particularly dirty kazoo, then you can try using a small amount of bleach. The bleach should be left inside the kazoo for a few minutes and then rinsed out with hot water. This is a method that many people swear by, but it is not a method that should be used all the time. Because kazoos are made from plastic, the bleach will degrade the kazoo over time. You don’t want to ruin your kazoo, do you?

Additional Tip: Smell the Kazoo After Cleaning It

Regardless of how you clean your kazoo, it should always be treated with the respect that it deserves. This means that you should always smell the kazoo after cleaning it. You don’t want to accidentally forget about it, and for it to start smelling like an old shoe. That smell gets in the way of a lot of fun and would certainly put a damper on kazoo day.


So there you have it, a complete guide on how to clean a kazoo. From using hot water and dish soap to using a dry brush as well as trying a small amount of bleach, there are many different cleaning methods to try. When you are done with your cleaning, remember to smell the kazoo and make sure it doesn’t smell like anything other than a fresh, clean kazoo. Now you’re ready to get back to playing that fun instrument that almost no one knows how to clean.

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