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Lasvegas Wed 24-Jan-07 14:09:15

Serious question. I use a loo brush/bleach for inside but not sure what is best to clean loo seat and rim with. I have recently bought disposable wipes that look like wet wipes and have supposedly germ killing properties. Am I wsting my cash?

3xamum Wed 24-Jan-07 14:10:32

Well i use the wipes all the time but I guess there probably are more economical ways

geekgrrl Wed 24-Jan-07 14:11:09

spray with Flash or whatever and wipe with damp cloth
cloth then goes in 60C wash & dryer
I used to use those wipes but they blocked up our drains, and of course they're not very environmentally friendly

lisalisa Wed 24-Jan-07 14:12:04

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Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:14:01

I spray with Ecover, then wipe the seat and rim down each day with Jcloths and then stick them in the wash

not at 60 tho', just 40 with the regular wash, and all my children are still alive and well

I put ecover down it once a week and give it a good scrub and clean round the back and that with ecover spray

stop it with the damn bleach you environmental hazard

Lasvegas Wed 24-Jan-07 14:18:42

Thanks - I only ever wash at 30 or 40 degrees so it would mean a special wash for one jay cloth. I love this site I cannot imagine asking anyone in RL that question!

geekgrrl Wed 24-Jan-07 14:20:32

well, I put it in with the tea towels, floor cloths etc.

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:20:53

I can't see this utter jellifying fear of germs that comes with toilets

see no reason why you have to swob them down with acid and then burn all your belongings

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:23:08

or you could rinse out the jcloth and then put it in the microwave for 2 mins.

kills 95% of every known everything.

got to be better than a single cloth going through a full washing machine cycle!

mind you I have no idea, someone else cleans my loos

misdee Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:22

i spit in it.


nah, i really use bleach, bog brush and give it a good scrub.

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:46

I think the kind of people who want to wash their toilet cleaning cloths at 60 aren't going to be the type who are going to put them into the microwave

just a hunch

geekgrrl Wed 24-Jan-07 14:26:12

errr - no.
but at least I don't boil my cleaning stuff.
and I don't use disposable wipes for anything.

buktus Wed 24-Jan-07 14:27:24

spray with bathroom cleaner, or cif or something like that, wipe off with toilet roll that goes in the loo then flush, spray with bleach give a scrub then leave it until the next time it gets flushed

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:29:48

if I can stop one of you idiots using bleach I will die a happier woman

buktus Wed 24-Jan-07 14:30:22

whats wrong with bleach? or harpic

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:31:04

it's incredibly incredibly incredibly incredibly bad for the environment

beckybrastraps Wed 24-Jan-07 14:33:06

Ecover toilet cleaner and a scrubbing brush, and rubber gloves.

Outside with vinegar/water and a microfibre cloth which I then put in the washing machine.

buktus Wed 24-Jan-07 14:34:45

im sure im not the only one who uses it

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:37:25

no you're not buktus but that's a bit of a cop-out attitude to life surely?

Mumpbump Wed 24-Jan-07 14:40:29

I have a dedicated toilet cleaning sponge and just wipe around the seat and rim with that and bleach. On the basis that the bleach kills off the germs, as it's meant to, I don't bother washing it out, just leave it for the next time...

Waswondering Wed 24-Jan-07 14:42:33

I have blue j cloths - clean the bath and sink, then clean the loo with flash etc, then rinse cloth and put in nappy bucket to be washed with the nappies.

shonaspurtle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:43:09

Kitchen sinks a greater source of nasty germs than toilets apparently

buktus Wed 24-Jan-07 14:44:53

doggiesayswoof Wed 24-Jan-07 14:46:16

Ecover toilet cleaner & a good scrub.
Ecover spray round the rim/seat and wipe off with toilet paper.

Should probably use cloths & wash them and stop using the toilet paper but hey ho.

I have a bottle of bleach in my house - the shame - but hardly ever use it - the last time was when we had mice (not in the toilet though) and I wanted to bleach the kitchen after we got rid of them.

Lasvegas Wed 24-Jan-07 14:46:28

Buktus - loo roll instead of a jay cloth or disposible wipe - what a great idea.
Thanks

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