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how to un-orange my bottles??????????

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starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 11:46:00


I put my bottles in the dishwasher to clean them before I sterilised them.
Unfortunately the lids and the plastic bit that goes on the top have gone orange! Presumably because of the tomato-y pasta pan I had in there too.
They were only very slightly discoloured and I chucked them in the microwave to sterlise.

But when I got them out they're all bright orange! Even worse than when I put them in!

How can I make them go back to their original colour????

FLUM Fri 29-Apr-05 11:46:33

ermmm bleach, then dishwash again?

hunkermunker Fri 29-Apr-05 11:46:53

Don't think you can, hun. Mine are all orangey.

Just read your expressing thread - way to go, Starlover!

Gobbledigook Fri 29-Apr-05 11:47:08

Oops! Don't think you can - some of mine have gone orange too!

FLUM Fri 29-Apr-05 11:47:46

BTW I think if you wash stuff in a dishwasher you don't really need to sterilise as you can wash it hot enough in the dishwasher. i could be wrong but check the temp. Needs to be over 70 degrees for an extended period

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 11:52:47

darn... they're brand new! Oh well, I'm sure ds won't mind too much.

Thanks hunkermunker... Just got another 50ml so looks like things are on the up at last. I just hope that ds hasn't forgotten what to do when he finally gets a proper B/F!!!

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 11:53:30

have no idea what temp my dishwasher washes at. It's v old and has no booklet.
was here when we moved in

psychomum5 Fri 29-Apr-05 12:29:52

Just to say......the orange tinge actually comes from the dishwasher powder/liquid, not because of anything tomatoe-y. I have done this in the past, and found that they gradually go back to normal if you have a cold water steriliser....the tabs have a bleaching tendency.

bad luck for those with steam sterilisers tho!!!

Gobbledigook Fri 29-Apr-05 12:30:35

Oh right - I think it's the tomato with mine as I don't have a dishwasher.

Nemo1977 Fri 29-Apr-05 12:32:01

All our bottles went orangey when we started using dishwasher.

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 12:32:38

have to say, I have put my old ones in the dishwasher before and they have always been fine.

my steriliser can be used with cold water too, which I normally do but was in a rush todaBefore we just used condoms, but seems stupid to keep buying them when I can get free contraceptiony so microwaved.
Will go and fill it up and see if that helps!

Gobbledigook Fri 29-Apr-05 12:36:15

Starlover - condoms? contraception? where did that come from? am I missig something?!?!

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 12:37:39

DP has this retarded mouse, and if you have highlighted some text it automatically copies it.
Then, if you press the button in the middle it pastes it!

I keep doing this and accidently pasting stuff in the middle of completely different posts!!!

Ignore the condoms! it has nothing to do with feeding my baby!!!!

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 12:38:18

bubblerock Fri 29-Apr-05 12:38:19

Glad i wasn't the only one reading that over and over! LOL - see what motherhood does to us

Gobbledigook Fri 29-Apr-05 12:38:25


starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 12:39:01

that'll teach me to preview my messages first!!!


Ameriscot2005 Fri 29-Apr-05 12:39:12

I have a product called Cascade Plastic Booster - Cascade is the leading dishwasher detergent brand in the US, and basically the same as Fairy - and its main purpose is to remove red stains from plastics. So does Fairy or any of the other brands have a product like this? You add it alongside your normal detergent.

It also says on the label that you can use it monthly to clean and freshen your dishwasher, so perhaps a dishwasher cleaner would do the trick too. I know that Finish makes one.

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 12:51:33

will it work on my condoms too?

hunkermunker Fri 29-Apr-05 18:58:19

Starlover - PMSL! I did wonder

Glad to hear that the expressing's going well - hey, a quick tip that used to help me - lean forwards and shake your boobs before you start - honest! I found it used to get the milk flowing more quickly

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 18:59:12

DH will like that one hunker!

hunkermunker Fri 29-Apr-05 19:03:42

Needless to say, I'd never express in public

Mind you...would anyone?!

Kelly1978 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:31:05

I'm so sore and tired but that post really cheered me up!

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 19:36:03

yeah, can you imagine, dinner out at a nice restaurant. just dig out the expressing stuff and start pumping away.
after the booby jiggle of course!

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