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My designer washing up bowl is ruined! (sort of lighthearted)

(156 Posts)
HorsePetal Fri 15-Nov-13 10:54:57

Ok so I'm aware that this is hardly important in the grand scheme of things but last Saturday I went out for lunch/shopping with an old school friend.

We were in the Cotswolds and I clearly thought I was a lot posher than I actually am because I decided to spend just shy of £60 on a Normann Copenhagen Washing Up Bowl (I know!)

So I have been admiring it all week and will admit that washing up has been a bit more pleasurable hmm until last night when I decided to soak a baking dish in it overnight (baked on pasta sauce).

This morning is it RUINED with a big bloody orange tide mark all around the rim which won't budge.

Should I take it back? I'm going to look like a fool aren't I? They are going to know that I am not really worthy of a posh washing up bowl (do posh people even eat Spaghetti Bolognese?).

Do you think they will refund (as not fit for posh purpose or something?)

littlewhitebag Fri 15-Nov-13 10:59:10

It's red anyway. How can you see the orange rim? I usually bleach out stains like that even when i have had coloured bowls. The colour doesn't seem to leak. Maybe worth a try on a small bit first?

<faints at thought of spending more than £2.99 on washing up bowl>

Seriously though, try bicarbonate of soda. It's fairly gentle and should shift the stain.

Selks Fri 15-Nov-13 11:06:20

I'd take it back. I would not expect a washing up bowl at any price to stain that easily.

Gruntfuttock Fri 15-Nov-13 11:11:53

Have you got any Astonish cream in a tub (about £1) or even better any of those white melamine foam sponges (also very cheap) usually called something like Eraser or Magic sponges? Both will remove the mark instantly but leave the surface completely undamaged and 'as new'.

Greenkit Fri 15-Nov-13 11:14:36

£60.00 Faints

wonderingsoul Fri 15-Nov-13 11:16:07

£60 on a washing up bowl?.........

yes id take it back... it shouldnt bloody stain.....

#£60 on a plastic bowl that you put dirty dish's in?.......

HorsePetal Fri 15-Nov-13 11:16:17

I think the problem is that because it's rubber the stain has become absorbed in (have tried neat bleach but not worked).

Will try other suggestions but if no joy should I really take it back? Can you take back a washing up bowl that stains or is that daft (not as daft as buying it in the first place)

littlewhitebag the one I have is pale blue so really shows

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 15-Nov-13 11:17:42

Take it back and do not tell them you tried bleach.

SueSueHeck Fri 15-Nov-13 11:20:29

shock grin

Holy crap! That's a pain. Yes, return it and deny all Spag Bol knowledge if asked.

wonderingsoul Fri 15-Nov-13 11:20:40

no.. take it back.. its not fit for purpose if leaving a dirty bowl for spaggti sauce stains it... essp for the cost of it.

you should have no trouble at all getting a refund.

soapnuts Fri 15-Nov-13 11:20:49

can you tell us what was so good about it that possessed you to spend that much?? from the clip it looks like a bog standard bowl with a fancy ad campaign!

Annianni Fri 15-Nov-13 11:21:37

I bought a pink one years ago that now lives in the garage
Neat fairy used to get those orange satins off, with a green scourer.

I melted one edge with a still hot pan <sob>

I had it hidden away under the stairs when I lived with dh, as it clashed with his kitchen tiles.
We had a new boiler fitted and the bastard boiler man decided to use my lovely pink bowl to collect manky rusty slimy water from the boiler/radiator.

I was newly pregnant (raging hormones) and almost cried.
I wanted to complain but dh told me not to he has no idea what it cost

I tried alsorts to get it clean, but it was ruined.

I now use it for wallpaper paste <wails>

were drinks involved in this lunch/shopping trip!?

anyway...

askannamoseley.com/2011/07/how-to-remove-food-stains-from-tupperware/

Annianni Fri 15-Nov-13 11:24:44

They are lovely and bendy though.
I would buy another when we re-do our kitchen.

I still have the little brush somewhere.
It was too pretty to use grin

Chivetalking Fri 15-Nov-13 11:24:57

I'd give it a shot. Don't know if you'll get anywhere but you won't find out unless you try.

Rubber for a washing up bowl though? Why? confused

Guess it was made to look at and not actually use.

HorsePetal Fri 15-Nov-13 11:26:47

Drinks a bottle of white wine with lunch plus a whisky that came with our meal may have been involved.

I was in a beautiful shop surrounded by beautiful people, it just 'happened'

TotallyBenHanscom Fri 15-Nov-13 11:27:07

I get the impression from the website that the bowl is indestructible - would at least expect it to cope with soaking pots overnight. It's supposed to do everything short of lining the space shuttle!

Mintyy Fri 15-Nov-13 11:30:18

Omg sorry but that is one ugly washing up bowl!

dexter73 Fri 15-Nov-13 11:33:28

Can you claim that it isn't fit for purpose though? It still functions as a washing up bowl, it just has a stain on it. Just wondering what defines 'not fit for purpose'.

starfishmummy Fri 15-Nov-13 11:35:21

I don't think you are actually supposed to use it

MissMilbanke Fri 15-Nov-13 11:36:43

I saw one of those in a beautiful shop once and wondered what sort of nutter person would spend that on a bowl…

Floggingmolly Fri 15-Nov-13 11:42:27

You've been suckered, op. You paid £60 for a bit of rubber just because it was designer? I'm genuinely gob smacked that the designer culture has filtered down to washing up bowls, which are essentially mini plastic buckets...
Would it have looked so attractive if it was on sale in Wilkinsons for £4.99 and Normann (with his two n's) hadn't put his name to it?

I can't comment apart from to surmise that the purchase of this monstrosity bowl proves that there is, indeed, one born every minute.

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