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mumsgirl1 Sat 04-Mar-17 06:22:11

How does everyone clean their kitchen surfaces. Want to ditch the disposable wipes, but how do you stop those spontex wipes going manky?

MrsJamin Sat 04-Mar-17 06:36:08

You need microfibre cloths, spray the surfaces with method kitchen cleaner, get the microfibre cloth in hot water and it's very easy, even grease comes off.

mumsgirl1 Sat 04-Mar-17 06:52:34

Thanks, but after you have cleaned and rinsed MF cloth how do you let it dry and where do you keep it while it is drying?

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Sat 04-Mar-17 06:59:56

Bowl of hot water, bit of washing up liquid, bit of Zoflora and use a white dish cloth in the surfaces, cabinets, floor then bin. Then pop it in the wash. (I have a little bowl in the laundry room where I put these cloths when they are waiting to be washed. Every time I do a hot white was I pop them in)

Next day get a clean dishcloth and same again.

DevelopingDetritus Sat 04-Mar-17 07:30:57

Every time I wash up I use the soapy water from that to wipe the surfaces down. In the meantime any spillages get wiped up with paper towel.

RitaConnors Sat 04-Mar-17 07:46:31

I have a net laundry bag hanging on the kitchen door handle. Used cloths go in there.

MrsJamin Sat 04-Mar-17 08:45:17

I have a lot of cloths, I use one per day and then it goes in the wash with the other washing. I use bold 2 in 1 which has conditioner that doesn't affect their absorbancy.

Littlelegs19 Sat 04-Mar-17 09:04:53

I use a j cloth and antibacterial kitchen cleaner. Use the cloth once and throw it away. Pack of 20 cloths in Morrisons/Tesco for about 40p.

MrsJamin Sat 04-Mar-17 10:46:20

What a waste! No idea why you wouldn't buy cloths that do a better job and you can use hundreds of times?

TileTileTile Sat 04-Mar-17 11:09:38

I use a spongey cloth thing and a spray cleaner. I change the cloth regularly. I run it through a hot wash in the machine alosng with things like dish towels and other cleaning things (e.g. Old towels that I might have used when cleaning the bathroom).

Also I like to fill the sink with BOILING water and LOTS of bleach once a week, to get it nice and clean, and I put the cloth and the pan scourer in there to soak.

If you don't like bleach you can use Milton fluid for a cold water soak.

TileTileTile Sat 04-Mar-17 11:11:47

I should also add I hang the cloth over the tap for it to dry.

Also there are only the 2 of us, we work full time and are out a lot, so we don't use the kitchen as much as a family or SAHM or SAHD would, otherwise I'd change the cloth and wash them more frequently,

CremeEggThief Sat 04-Mar-17 11:15:21

I just use a sponge (separate from washing up one!) and washing up liquid and water, once or twice a day, and chuck the sponge every few days. Very rarely use anti-bac or Flash bleach. I dry the kitchen surfaces with kitchen roll too, as I have a sensory issue about damp things.

hmcAsWas Sat 04-Mar-17 11:17:23

"I use a j cloth and antibacterial kitchen cleaner. Use the cloth once and throw it away. Pack of 20 cloths in Morrisons/Tesco for about 40p."

I'm horrified at that - what about the planet?

MrsJamin Sat 04-Mar-17 11:23:54

The science of microfibre cloths

MrsJamin Sat 04-Mar-17 11:25:08

Really bemused by using a sponge for a few days and chucking it away, what about the planet? It can't be recycled and it just a bunch of plastic!

Rockpebblestone Sat 04-Mar-17 11:25:44

Crikey! I just clear any crumbs with my hands & wipe with hot water & detergent from washing up bowl. Use same sponge as for washing up. Surfaces are no dirtier than plates, pans or cutlery. Now and again I treat them with either oil (rubbed n with kitchen towel) or the specialist worktop polish we got when kitchen was fitted (like that less as don't like chemically smells).

We're rarely ill...We don't put food directly on surface though. We have plenty of plates and cup point boards and always use them.

Rockpebblestone Sat 04-Mar-17 11:26:47

Chopping! Strange autocorrect.

CremeEggThief Sat 04-Mar-17 11:29:03

Ooh, judgey much, MrsJamin? You do things your way and I'll do things mine. The OP posted for peoples' perspectives, not for posters to jump on others' posts.

Notso Sat 04-Mar-17 11:40:19

I use vileda cloths, one colour for washing up and one for wiping. Mostly I use hot water and washing up liquid for wiping, sometimes a bit of method spray for something stubborn.
Cloths get rinsed in hot water, sometimes a bit of bleach if needed then left to dry on the draining board. Generally they get put in the wash at night, unless they haven't been used much. I have a stash of clean ones under the sink. When they get washed out they become used for more filthy jobs until too holey or they've cleaned something like vomit then they are binned.

Chasingsquirrels Sat 04-Mar-17 11:46:44

I have dishcloths which are mainly wiping sides, toddles faces - when the kids were smaller, table etc. They get rinsed in v hot water and wrung out then put over the tap or just left next to the sink and gets thrown in the washing basket every day or so or immediately if I use it to wipe a floor spill, washed with the next load on my standard 40c wash.

Then sponge scrubber things that are used for washing up, although mostly it goes in the dishwasher so usually just pans, scrubbing stubborn or dried on stuff off the sides etc. That gets squeezed out after use and lives in the little middle sink bit. Thrown in the washing machine very occasionally and retired to bathroom / toilet cleaning when they are a bit worn out - ie half of the scourer but gone.

Tubbyinthehottub Sat 04-Mar-17 20:41:32

Microfibre cloths but I get very troubled by cloths hanging over the tap. They go in the wash, obvs, but I'm never sure where to put them in between so they sort of lurk around the sink or in the mini sink. I discovered a brill spray called YOU degreasing kitchen spray. It's much better than Method on my worktops.

TupperwareTat Sat 04-Mar-17 20:44:55

J Cloths & spray - Tesco Value J Cloths I put them in the washing machine with a normal 40' wash & they last for months & months.

TupperwareTat Sat 04-Mar-17 20:47:11

You can always dry a cloth by hanging it over the bottle of spray under the sink. If it's been rinsed well it will be fine.

dudsville Sun 05-Mar-17 07:35:34

I did not know sponges were plastic fodder for the landfill. I've been adding one a week for years. Off to Google for options. My mother and grandmother always had a cloth, that will be back up plan.

TupperwareTat Sun 05-Mar-17 07:40:26

Ecocloths are really good too. No cleaning spray needed.

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