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How do you clean a non slip bathmat?

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blondissimo Fri 19-Jun-09 20:36:01

ie, the rubber one that you put inside the bath.
Mine is all slimy and mildewy and have tried cleaning it with soap and bathroom cleaner but nothing seems to do the trick.
thank you ladies!

castille Fri 19-Jun-09 20:38:03

The occasional soak in diluted bleach can help.

But in the end you just have to ditch it and buy a new one.

whomovedmychocolate Fri 19-Jun-09 20:40:44

I put mine in the washing machine with biological washing powder (just don't tumble dry it wink).

risingstar Sat 20-Jun-09 09:04:28

I buy ones for £3 from wilkos and through them out when disgusting.......but i am a wastrel!

whomovedmychocolate Sat 20-Jun-09 18:33:29

Actually I found out today my cleaner uses lemon kitchen cleaner on hers - the squirty Mr Muscle one and apparently it cleans the crap off quite effectively.

moaningminnie2020 Sat 20-Jun-09 19:06:52

I buy the smartprice asda ones, think approx £1.75 a pop and throw out when too yucky, clean with Flash with the rest of the bathroom until it becomes a losing battle.

Had wondered about trying in the washing machine as I have washed a scummy shower curtain successfully a couple of weeks ago.

PeppermintCream Sat 20-Jun-09 19:26:24

I put mine through the dishwasher along with the bath toys. I am too mean to keep buying new ones!

babyOcho Sat 20-Jun-09 19:29:46

I soak mine in Milton once in a while.

PresidentTaylor Sat 20-Jun-09 19:32:36

I do the milton thing too, and sometimes the washing machine...and then bin them eventually when they become unsalvageable.

jemart Sun 05-Jul-09 20:43:57

Washing machine, 60 degree wash usually sorts it out.

cuppateaplease Mon 06-Jul-09 09:15:10

I buy the see through plastic ones - these clean alot easier. Agree the rubber ones just go too yucky after a while and have to be binned

SparkyToo Wed 15-Jul-09 23:08:22

DON'T put it in the washing machine - my mum did this to mine and it came out in bits - what a surprise!!!

SpaceNoodle Wed 15-Jul-09 23:10:01

Soak it in water and bleach for about an hour then stick in the washing machine at 40. Does the trick for mine.

FAQinglovely Wed 15-Jul-09 23:11:23

washing machine - but best to do it reasonably regularly and before it gets to the really yucky stage grin

Have done this for years and they've all survived.

mowbraygirl Thu 16-Jul-09 23:20:39

I have a see through plastic one that I bought about 5 years ago. Every so often I put it in the washing machine with a load of washing biological powder at 40oC in fact washed it yesterday. Always comes up really clean find it much easier to keep clean than the other ones.

TheLadyEvenstar Thu 16-Jul-09 23:36:04

I do this with raincovers as well...the washing machine i mean

JonathanSmith78 Sat 09-Apr-16 08:32:19

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IntelligentPutty Sat 09-Apr-16 22:15:06

In washing machine. With a flannel or tea towels to 'beat' the mound / mildew away.

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