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Stinky rubber draining mat

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stirling Wed 08-Jun-16 22:37:09


Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get rid of a damp cloth/ mouldy smell that's coming from my (ridiculously expensive) lakeland draining mat?

It worked so well for the first 6 months. But now, if I use it for cups/ bowls that I've washed, the rim of the cup ends up stinking of the mat. So far I've tried scrubbing with a brush and fairy liquid... Pouring near boiling water over it...leaving it to totally dry out for days. Smell persists.

Thank you

wowfudge Wed 08-Jun-16 23:06:57

What's it made of? Can it go in the machine?

Kiwiinkits Thu 09-Jun-16 01:58:31


wowfudge Thu 09-Jun-16 08:20:50

Just realised the thread title states it's rubber! I'd stick it in the dishwasher if you have one, as suggested, or try soaking it in sterilising fluid or a bleach solution or a strong solution of bicarbonate of soda, which is great for neutralising odours.

Failing that, buy a cloth one which can go in the machine instead.

stirling Thu 09-Jun-16 11:20:43

Great thanks for the tips. Don't have a dishwasher so I'll try sterilising fluid first...

foreverandalways Thu 09-Jun-16 11:22:53

Wash with a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, water and lemon juice...just a thought....that smell would really bother me...good luck..

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