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To have used the same washing up bowl for 6 years?

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Babababababybel23 Sat 28-Oct-17 16:42:49

Is there any point in replacing if it is not broke? DH thinks we need a new one hmm

mayhew Sat 28-Oct-17 16:44:22

I've had mine 15 years!
Seriously, think about plastic waste.

scrabble1 Sat 28-Oct-17 16:45:43

MIL has had theirs 30, plus years. It is disgusting. Please don't end up the same!

LakieLady Sat 28-Oct-17 16:50:37


At the time of my mother's death in 2010, she was still using the washing up bowl that had been part of a gift set she was given as a wedding present in 1954!

It wasn't disgusting at all. In fact, it was made of very groovy heavy-duty plastic that was sort of marbled and had slightly translucent streaks. It was so sturdy, that she used to stand on it if she couldn't quite reach a shelf or something.

Bloody wish I'd kept it now.

Babababababybel23 Sat 28-Oct-17 16:52:11

I don't understand why it's disgusting??
You can just clean and disinfect it

purpleleotard Sat 28-Oct-17 16:53:16

Washing up bowls are just minging. A year long party for bacteria. Especially when left with a cold brown soup of dirty washing water.

Why have a bowl in a bowl?

AccrualIntentions Sat 28-Oct-17 17:00:19

I've only replaced two in my adult life - one when I moved to a new house and treated myself to a new one grin and the other when it got a split in the bottom.

amicissimma Sat 28-Oct-17 17:05:37

If you keep it clean, why not?

If you don't keep a washing up bowl clean why would you keep the sink, with its fiddly plug hole, cleaner?

BriechonCheese Sat 28-Oct-17 17:16:02

I just pour boiling water and vinegar in mine once a week. We've had it for about 15 years. Admittedly we rarely do a full wash up but we do wash the odd non-dishwasher friendly item in it.

Babababababybel23 Sat 28-Oct-17 17:17:46

Do the people who don't own one because they are full of bacteria get a new kitchen sink every week? I don't get it

fucksakefay Sat 28-Oct-17 17:21:19

What's the bottom of it like? The one at work is a disgusting layer of mould as it's never stood on its side to dry properly

millifiori Sat 28-Oct-17 17:23:41

How are they minging? I bleach mine once a week, and rinse it out with hot water and washing up liquid every day. If someone leaves scummy brown water in it, they'll do the same in a sink without a bowl.

Babababababybel23 Sat 28-Oct-17 17:26:36

The bottom of it is fine I give it a quick wipe after I use it and then disinfect it properly every week

SoMuchToBits Sat 28-Oct-17 17:28:17

I've had mine for 22 years. I rinse it out with hot water after every use, and give it a proper clean every week. It's not minging at all!

There's definitely no need to replace a 6 year old one unless it has split or something.

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