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Best product for cleaning mirrors/windows

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PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 14:22:52

Can anyone recommend a good cleaning product for my mirrorred wardrobe doors etc, preferably nice smelling but above all non-smearing?


PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 15:07:47


(All the goodhousekeeping bods are obviously busy buffing their own mirrors!grin)

TooTicky Tue 12-Aug-08 15:09:01

White vinegar works well.

Indith Tue 12-Aug-08 15:10:18

1 part vinegar to 1 part water in a spray bottle with old newspaper.

PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 15:21:11

Ah this is the problem - I should have said I am trying to avoid vinegar in favour of something a bit more pleasant smelling...

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 15:25:51

i think all the usual glass cleaners are good but the trick is to use dry kitchen paper to remove it.

PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 15:26:39

Can you remember any names DB?

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 15:27:46

mr muscle or windolene i suppose.

PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 15:32:13

Thanks db

I shall try one of those instead of toiling away with the hot soapy water![clueless emoticon]

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 15:35:06

there might be a more environmentally friendly one by ecover, but the others are good.
spray it on sparingly, then remove with dry kitchen paper.

FeelingLucky Tue 12-Aug-08 15:37:08

I just use an e-cloth (damp and wrung out v dry)

PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 15:45:51

What is an e-cloth? Is it the same as a j-cloth? <perplexed>

God I really need to become a bit more domesticated....

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 15:49:03

google it ppc. they are thicker microfibre type cloths. for me the disadvantage is that they have to be washed separately from the rest of the laundry.
but you don't use chemicals so that's good.

tassisssss Tue 12-Aug-08 15:49:31

I like windowlene

windowlene wipes are fab!

my mother and my dh use Mr Sheen (or tescos own as the case may be!) furniture polish.

MadameCheese Tue 12-Aug-08 15:51:17

try Method, it is minty fresh

PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 15:52:18

Thanks all!

Miggsie Tue 12-Aug-08 15:53:01

I use Nilglass available from Lakeland.

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 15:53:35

get yourself some sunglasses while you're at it. it might feel a bit bright to begin with.....exactly how long has it been since you cleaned your windows? grin

CarGirl Tue 12-Aug-08 15:56:37

spontex window cloth (it is a very soft very very dense microfibre cloth) doesn't need anything to clean perhaps a tiny bit damp if it's really sticky - usual I just breath dampness onto the patio doors and that's enough.

Stick cloth in the wash lasts forever

I have converted several friends onto them.

Love2bake Tue 12-Aug-08 16:10:09

Micro-fibre cloths are fab. I just use water with mine.

FeelingLucky Tue 12-Aug-08 17:26:07

good for general dusting too. not sure if you have to wash separately, but i know you're supposed to wash them at 90 degrees. when mine gets really dirty, I just bung them in with a 60 degrees whites wash and it's been fine

PinkPussyCat Tue 12-Aug-08 18:51:42


How very dare you!grin

Great suggestions (even the sunglasseswink) I knew that there had to be some stuff out there that isn't vinegar or hot soapy water.

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