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How do you clean curly straws?

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listsandbudgets Thu 23-Jul-15 09:21:39

Those annoying plastic ones that curl round and round and children love.

I know there will be tears if I throw them away but their looking a bit gunky inside despite my efforts to clean them so dear Mumsnetters how do I clean them?

catimini Thu 23-Jul-15 11:01:26

soak them in a bowl of hot water and bicarbonate of soda? it's what my mum used to do for my inhalers as a child.

listsandbudgets Thu 23-Jul-15 12:57:52

Thank you Catmiini I will try it. If that fails they go in the bin tears or no tears!

MarchLikeAnAnt Thu 23-Jul-15 12:59:10

Pipe cleaners and hot water.

trevortrevorslatterfry Thu 23-Jul-15 12:59:48

steradent!

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