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How can I clean my dd sandwich bag

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cornetjo Wed 15-Oct-08 09:05:42

My 6 yr old dd has always had a hard sandwich box before now which is lovely to clean. However, she fell in love with a softer type one with a long strap. I opened it this morning and is stinks. I have cleaned it with hot water and a cloth but it still seems to be the same. The thing is there is stitching inside and there are bits of food debris stuck there which is obviously decaying and causing the whiff.

Is there a better way to clean it? I dont think it will withstand the washing machine.

ipodtherforipoor Wed 15-Oct-08 09:08:51

but if it stinks that bad it wuill need to go anyway - stick in the machine.

bellavita Wed 15-Oct-08 09:10:11

Can you turn it inside out and gently hand wash it? then perhaps put it in the airing cupboard to dry out or on top of the radiator?

I just generally wipe ours out after every use which seems to work.

jazzandh Wed 15-Oct-08 09:39:06

how about sprinkling bicarb in, brushing it into the stitching, then wiping out thoroughly?

Tiggiwinkle Wed 15-Oct-08 09:43:03

I wipe ours out with anti-bacterial wipes every day-that seems to work ok.

PsychoAxeMurdererMum Wed 15-Oct-08 10:02:35

I have always bunged mine in the washing machine with no effect to the lunch bag......ever.

I have done this each holiday, with every type of bag they have had, and with five children being in school now for 10 yrs, you can imagine the amount of lunch bags I have gone thro.

honestly......I have never had a problem. In fact, the hardest thing I find is when my boys think that a lunch bag is a good substitute for a footballhmm!

cyanarasamba Wed 15-Oct-08 10:04:10

I soak in a bowl with half a cap of biological washing liquid, rinse, squeeze and hang up. Seemed to so the job.

mehgalegs Wed 15-Oct-08 10:06:53

I always stuck them in the washing machine, every Friday and they were ok

jellyshoeswithdiamonds Wed 15-Oct-08 16:47:23

To get rid of stinks you could try spraying white vinegar (wilkies for 99p) and leaving it overnight. Use an old toothbrush to get at the awkward bits.

I machine wash DCs every so often but they've got the GAP soft lunch boxes which seem to be indistructable (had them over 4 years and still going strong). Haven't tried machine washing the other soft/shiny fronted type but then they don't seem to last as well as the GAP ones.

lou33 Wed 15-Oct-08 16:52:47

stick it in the dishwasher

WalkerBurnie Fri 17-Oct-08 16:20:03

Bicarb maybe or milton.

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