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How do you clean the soap drawer of your washing machine???????

(37 Posts)
becaroo Thu 17-Jul-08 13:29:40

...Mine is so manky its really getting me down...have tried bleach and milton sterilizing tablets - no good.

any ideas?

fryalot Thu 17-Jul-08 13:30:25

I scrub mine with a toothbrush.

Generally a used and finished with one.

Sometimes dp's if I'm really pissed off with him.

LynetteScavo Thu 17-Jul-08 13:30:38

Pull it out completely (it should come)and scrub it.

littlerach Thu 17-Jul-08 13:31:30

Take it out and wash it.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 17-Jul-08 13:32:21

pull it out and leave it to soak in hot water, then have a good scrub at it

An oddly satisfying job!

<must get out more>

Kewcumber Thu 17-Jul-08 13:32:53

you clean the soap draw of your washing machine [boggle emoticon]

BettySpaghetti Thu 17-Jul-08 13:33:26

I take it out and wash it

(theres usually a bit (a catch?) that you have to press down to release it in order to pull it right out)

WilfSell Thu 17-Jul-08 13:34:04

no kewcumber, I think the point is you don't clean the drawer of your washing machine grin

and neither do I.

Life is too short.

itati Thu 17-Jul-08 13:34:56

If you want too, you can stick it in the dishwasher.

DrNortherner Thu 17-Jul-08 13:36:12

I clena mine.

Kew and Wilf are cleaerly domestic slatterns grin

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 13:38:18

I pull mine out, soak in hot water and scrub. Don't forget to wash the opening it came from before you put it back in as quite often that is manky too.

Kewcumber Thu 17-Jul-08 13:38:59

but it isn't dirty why would you clean it? Themanky bits are just old bits of (clean) detergent...

IS there any other essential cleaning I've been missing all these years...I'm agog but the whole idea of cleaning anything in your washing machines.

I'm guessing you clean your dishwashers too...

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 13:39:00

Out if interest, how many of you soap draw scrubbers use liquid rather than powder?

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 13:40:08

Yes to dishwasher and every now and again I wiggle a cocktail stick down the little drain hole at the back of the fridge

Kewcumber Thu 17-Jul-08 13:41:58

the fridge has a drain hole that needs cleaning? shock

MrsOnTheMove Thu 17-Jul-08 13:44:03

I pull mine out to clean and yes, I clean the dishwasher as well!! grin

Dare i say it, but even take vacuum apart and wash out.. blush

Kewcumber Thu 17-Jul-08 13:44:34

I need to go and lie down.

LazyLinePainterJane Thu 17-Jul-08 13:45:52

hmm But there are things that need cleaning that you can actually see......<shakes head>

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 13:46:30

Oh yes, small hole, gets strangely slimey now and again

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsOnTheMove Thu 17-Jul-08 13:47:50

I need to get out more ...

((off to find the meet-up threads!!))

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 13:50:21

Agree with tmmj - my washing machine gets smelly if I don't do soap draw. I also clean around the door seal at same time. It is full of grey gunk.

The door seal on my very old dishwasher also gets manky so I scrub it. It can't be seen but it's a hygiene thing IMO.

RubyRioja Thu 17-Jul-08 13:51:13

I put it in the dishwasher

chocbutton Thu 17-Jul-08 17:46:34

there is a website that shows you what to do!!
I find it strangely satisfying

PotPourri Thu 17-Jul-08 17:48:46

I take it out adn wash it in teh sink adn sacrub with teh washing up brush. But it sounds like yours is stained from what you said. How about putting it in the dishwasher? IF you don't have one, ask a friend if you can pop it in their next wash (wash it before so there is no soap powder going on their cereal bowls!!)

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