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oh dear coming over all housewifey

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nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:37:21

how do you keep your stainless steel hob all shiny? and kitchen sink come to that. i clean mine but when it dries there is no shine

while im at it, how do you clean your kitchen floor? recommend a nice mop to me

noddyholder Thu 23-Jun-05 13:39:27

I buy something called shiny sinks and then a quick rub with baby oil like all good wifeys

lockets Thu 23-Jun-05 13:40:41

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lockets Thu 23-Jun-05 13:41:11

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janeybops Thu 23-Jun-05 13:41:12

saw something on telly for shiny hobs - was it soad water?

use a cloth and get down on my hands and knees for my kitchen floor - but it is quite small!

janeybops Thu 23-Jun-05 13:41:25

soda water

spub Thu 23-Jun-05 13:42:48

Barkeepers friend is the dog's wotsits for stainless steel. Then, if I'm having a truly Bree Van Der Kamp kind of moment, I go over it with a squish of windowleen and buff like a maniac with paper towel.
Kitchen floor - regular mop and bucket (Vileda supermop?) with boiling water and some bleach - also sometimes spray cilit bang or kitchen power spray on to the floor itself and wait a bit before cleaning. I have lino so that works well - dunno about for other surfaces.
I am a tragic cleaning obsessive. My dh reckons that "How Clean is your house" is like watching soft porn to me......he's kind of right....

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:43:09

ive been in the garden all day , its one of those rare moments when both dd's are asleep so i thought i would get some housey things done (but ill prob end up sitting at the computer the whole time now!)

never thought of baby oil, will try it now! (well, soon as i finish chatting)

these flash mops seem quite dear

lunavix Thu 23-Jun-05 13:44:07

I have one of those flash mop things and it's a load of arse.

lockets Thu 23-Jun-05 13:46:03

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nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:46:20

im not getting on my hands and knees, no siree.

like the windowlene idea, for my hob.

soda water, as in drinking stuff?

why is the kitchen floor always sticky when i finish though (usually use dettol floor wipes)

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:46:43


lockets Thu 23-Jun-05 13:50:30

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lunavix Thu 23-Jun-05 13:52:00

Is it the one with the flappy removable bottom bit and the side scrapper bit?

I like it as a mop, but tbh I'd need to get on hands and knees and scrub every day before mopping to keep the floor clean. For example, I spill a sauce and it won't clean it up.

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:52:29

wish i could have that! i would do mine twice a day but i have so much space taken up with the table and chairs - and i cant be arsed moving the table chairs etc

(im such a lazy cow!)

Kayleigh Thu 23-Jun-05 13:53:52

lockets, whay are you obsessed with nailpolish ?!

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:54:38


off now to clean hob with windowlene

lockets Thu 23-Jun-05 13:55:35

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colette Thu 23-Jun-05 13:56:35

O.K , can I change subjects to laundry and ask how do you get orange(fruit ) stains out of ds coloured t-shirts??
Sorry to hijack but it is still housewifely.

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:56:35

dont let the grammar police spot that one lockets

Kayleigh Thu 23-Jun-05 13:56:52

yeah, yeah, i know what you really meant

<kayleigh runs off to start a rumour on another thread >

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:57:21

vanish oxy is very good colette

nailpolish Thu 23-Jun-05 13:57:46

the pink tub

colette Thu 23-Jun-05 14:01:58

Thanks np.

Mama5 Thu 23-Jun-05 14:04:19

I find mopping with vileda mop and flash with boiling water works well on floor. Wipes leave a residue.

For sinks I use some bathroom foam stuff fo a quick and effective solution

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