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Kitchen towels – are you washing them enough?

New microbiology research A new study presented at the American Society for Microbiology has highlighted the issue of infections caused by moist kitchen towels. The problem is particularly acute in kitchens were meat is prepared and cooked. A particular risk for meat eating households is e-coli, but the study found that vegetarian families were still at risk from Enterococcus. You can read about...
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Plastic pollution – is there a simple solution?

Plastic waste
Plastic pollution - what can be done? UPDATE 23 May 2018 Since initially posting this article in January, we'd live to give you a quick update of the measures that we're planning to take to reduce the use of plastic or at least make the plastic more sustainable if no viable alternatives exist. We're making these changes after in-depth discussion with packaging material suppliers. It's fair to sa...
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Soda Crystals gone hard?

Bag of Soda Crystals
Did you know that Soda Crystals are actually a 'wet' product? It's a physical characteristic that at above 32oC, they start to 'melt'. As their temperature drops, they will set solid. In the UK, this doesn't usually present too much of a problem as temperatures rarely reach, or stay at, those temperatures. Some people may think that they have somehow got wet, but that isn't the issue. Obviously...
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Win the war against limescale!

Drinking tea
Is Limescale leaving a nasty taste in your mouth? There’s nothing like taking a break with a lovely cuppa. The water that comes out of our taps can have natural variances, based on your location in the UK. People in Scotland and the Lake District claim to have the best drinking water in the UK. This BBC article explains why water tastes different around the country. One of the taste factors is w...
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How to clean motorcycle (and other) leathers

use Liquid Soap to clean motorcycle leathers
Gentle care for tough clothing Motorcycle leathers are designed to be durable and obviously strong....strong enough to protect a rider in the event of an accident. Unfortunately they can also get quite grimy inside and out. Traffic fumes and sweat can take their toll. But like any leather item, you can't just put them in the washing machine with your usual detergent, you need something dedic...
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Whoops….soda crystals in the dishwasher!

shocked woman
Put Soda Crystals in the Dishwasher by mistake? If you have, don't worry, you aren't the first and you certainly won't be the last. Dishwashers use a special granular salt to soften the water. It works via an ion-exchange process and salt doesn't actually enter the wash chamber. Here is some more information about how a dishwasher water softener works. Salt action tablets DO NOT replace the need...
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Could cleaning be bad for your health?

A bowl of cleaning products
UPDATED 20 February 2018 Although lots of people might jump at any excuse to get out of the cleaning, the health benefits of a clean home are immeasurable - and that's before you take into account the exercise factor. Indeed, if you don't tackle mould in the home, it can have very serious health consequences. This is the advice from the NHS on mould and damp. Research from the University of Ber...
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Christmas cleaning tips

Christmas turkey and all the trimmings
During the Christmas season, you're probably busy buying presents and lots of food to enjoy over the festive period. But don't forget the cleaning! Here's our round up of top tips for 'showing out' and showing off during the party season and for dealing with the aftermath of all that rich greasy food with some good old fashioned 'Traditional' cleaning products. 1. The turkey tin and other cooki...
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The application of science…

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Tips on the internet The internet is a valuable resource for research and information gathering on all manner of subjects, including cleaning & laundry. Indeed there are a wealth of tips and videos available featuring traditional cleaning products. Our particular favourite was How Clean is your House which regularly featured our products (even if the labels were some times obscured). You can...
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How to clean microfibre cloths

Treat with care Microfibre cloths are a relatively recent cleaning invention and are particularly handy. They are very effective yet gentle - that's why they're great at cleaning TV screens as well as car paint; that's why they're loved by car 'detailers' (professionals and hobbyists fanatical about cleaning the paint and protecting it whilst giving the ultimate shine). The thing is, they are al...
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