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Duke

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real or fake milk?

The ad for the fake milk MIRACLE MILK chemical says that using real milk will make the plastic liner cloudy.

True?  or sales pitch?

Secondly, when is fake milk an advantage? 
  1. when you can't get real milk
  2. when prep time is far in advance
I think the best presentation is to take a sip of the real milk.

Your experience please?

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I own a milk pitcher and have used both real milk and fake milk and as you say, real milk really turns the secret method cloudy but you can drink from it and if you use the chemical product you can't drink it. What I would not do is use and drink real milk in a pitcher where I have used the fake milk. So if I use the fake milk, I would keep using fake milk or viceversa, use only real milk and NEVER mix them, that is, use sometimes one and sometimes the other. Whatever you use, be consistent and only use one of the options... 
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As luigimar says real milk makes the plastic cloudy. The ad is not hype.
You can also use diluted milk of magnesia just don’t drink that either
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Thanks for your experience here.
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How about other juices?
Powdered drinks like Crystal Light?
Will they cloud the plastic part, too?

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Not sure but I would think if they didn’t cloud your plastic household tumblers they wouldn’t cloud the magic gimmick either.
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I used to use powdered milk and that didn't cloud the insert but that was a very very long time ago and they may have changed the material.

If your insert does cloud up you might try one of the cleaners used to remove haze from headlight covers.
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Milk doesn't cloud any of our household plastic-ware. But I don't know the difference in materials to the Milk Pitcher liner. Also, we drink fat free milk, which may act differently from whole milk.

Mine is the old fashioned, short, squat glass pitcher. Could be differences in maker and materials used. I am a part time, infrequent performer at birthday parties for kids and grand kids.  I haven't seen any clouding over the years.

Thanks to all for the discussion.

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The fat content of the milk is what clouds the plastic thing in our magic pitchers. The reason it doesn't cloud our household plasticware is because we wash it and dishwasher dilutes fat, grease and oil. So what I do is this: when I get home from a show I pour out the milk and pour LIQUID dishwasher in between and then LUKEWARM water, swish a little and let stand overnight. Next day I pour out the water and rinse several times with clean water. If you do this your pitcher will NEVER cloud. I have a set of Multum in Parvo glasses which are a nightmare to clean otherwise but using this method I have had them for years and they are as clear as day one. Try it and you'll see.
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Also, there are some pitchers you can dissasemble and wash separately with dishwasher. These will never cloud.
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thank you, Marko29!
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Originally Posted by Duke
How about other juices?
Powdered drinks like Crystal Light?
Will they cloud the plastic part, too?


Be careful when trying other liquids because keen observers will see how it works.  In fact, even with the milk, if it isn't opaque enough, it is possible to tip the fact that "something is up".  Here's an example of a guy using a reddish liquid.  Notice how you can see the liquid gather in the bottom, it is noticeably darker all of a sudden.

This can happen with milk pitchers too if there is too much backlighting.



This guy had a little too much backlighting.  



Perhaps I'm being a little too picky, but I think if you have spectators sitting fairly close, someone is going to spot that.

And why, oh why did that dude copy Sylvester's costume?!!!!  
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Thank you!

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