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No more Barkeepers Friend - what to do?!

(17 Posts)
loobs2 Thu 17-Oct-13 17:10:37

Are there any other devotees out there of the wonder cleaning product called Barkeepers Friend? I used it for years till a few months back, when it completely disappeared from the shelves of the stores I used to find it in! (Waitrose and Lakeland.) For a while Wilkinsons had something called Brite Power which was an inferior version of the Real Thing, but now that has disappeared too! BF was the only product that ever got my white plastic kitchen sink properly clean; now I'm stuck. Can anyone recommend a just as good alternative? Thanks...

whatiswrongwithyou Thu 17-Oct-13 17:13:45

It did disappear for a while, but I've just picked some up from Waitrose and the labelling has slightly changed - whether this has anything to do with it?

whatiswrongwithyou Thu 17-Oct-13 17:14:38

It did disappear for a while, but I've just picked some up from Waitrose and the labelling has slightly changed - whether this has anything to do with it?

Dontletthemgetyoudown Thu 17-Oct-13 17:16:54

They had it yesterday in the waitrose near me. May be worth a look again?

RipMacWinkle Thu 17-Oct-13 17:17:18

Got mine in B and M recently, last month maybe. Packaging had changed though.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Thu 17-Oct-13 17:17:50

Just had a look they sell it on Amazon.

WhoKnowsWhereTheBonnetsGo Thu 17-Oct-13 17:19:49

I hope it is still around, it is a true wonder product. I did the grotty door seals and hinges of my dishwasher with it this morning.

loobs2 Thu 17-Oct-13 17:26:08

Just phoned my local branch of Waitrose and they confirmed they are not stocking it anymore. Going on to Amazon now Dontletthemgetyoudown - thanks smile

Francois Thu 17-Oct-13 19:29:45

Lakeland had it a fortnight ago. New packaging though

delasi Thu 17-Oct-13 20:56:41

I was expecting to see lots of bicarb tips!

Dust bicarb all around the sink, throw vinegar on it, leave it for a bit, rinse. Give it a go if you have the ingredients to hand and see if it works for you. I use this now having previously always used BKF, however my sink is steel so I can't vouch for the efficacy on plastic myself.

WhoKnowsWhereTheBonnetsGo Thu 17-Oct-13 21:12:01

I do use bicarb/vinegar down the plughole, but hate the smell.

ceeveebee Thu 17-Oct-13 21:13:20

Robert Dyas sell it

SwedishEdith Thu 17-Oct-13 21:17:12

Sainsbury's usually have it.

delasi Thu 17-Oct-13 23:07:04

WhoKnows Ah, I usually follow with Zoflora, although I know other people just take some some lemon/lemon rinds, when rinsing with hot water it lemon freshens everything up smile

Icelollycraving Fri 18-Oct-13 01:42:21

Shiny Sinks is similar. I also use Cif cream,one of my fave products.

WhoKnowsWhereTheBonnetsGo Fri 18-Oct-13 07:13:37

I don't like the smell of Zoflora either, I like unperfumed products, but fresh lemon is nice.

pengymum Fri 18-Oct-13 08:08:26

I have white plastic sink and just use ordinary washing powder! I sprinkle some on when sink is damp and leave for a few mins or overnight. Then quick scrub with plastic scourer sponge and rinse off. Gleaming sink!

Or I do my hand washing in the sink and leave to soak for a few mins. Same result.

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