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Soda Crystals gone hard?

How to stop soda crystals going hard
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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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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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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Traditional cleaning products are sssssssplendid

We hear of lots of different uses for our cleaning products, but we were recently contacted by Susan Coleman aka Snakey Sue. As her name suggests, she's an expert on snakes and hosts children's parties, educational speeches and even snake dancing! She also offers a public service by re-housing peoples' unwanted snakes. It's therefore essential that the cleaning products she uses are safe for th...
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Enjoy your cuppa…in a CLEAN mug

How to clean tannin stains from mugs Us Brits do like a good cuppa. What isn't so nice are the brown stains that can build up in your favourite mug over time. Some people may choose to bleach the stain, but that may not get rid of the the tannin build up; it will bleach it, making it harder to see if the build up has truly been removed. You could try a scoring pad, but that can be fiddly and tim...
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How do you clean your loo?

Have you read the small print? There is a bewildering array of toilet cleaners on the market and many are simply 'pop in the bowl' (or cistern) and forget. But have you actually read the back of the packet? You'll find that most of them contain a line 'Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects'. When you flush the loo and admire the brightly coloured liquid flowing off to the sewer, do y...
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Sofa…so good!

clean sofa
A deep clean even the 'professionals' couldn't manage Here's an email we received recently from a happy customer: "I've been using your products for some time now and just wanted to share my latest success with you. A few years ago, we bought a very comfy second-hand,  three-piece suite.  It was a bit grubby but I thought we could have it cleaned and all would be fine.   W...
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Home made toilet ‘fizzies’

Toilet fizzies made from traditional cleaning products
Have you ever looked on the label on the packaging of most toilet cleaners - whether it be liquid cleaners or products that sit on the side of the rim and dose some product with each flush? You'll see that the vast majority say 'extremely harmful to aquatic life'. Traditional cleaning products are a practical and more environmentally friendly solution. You can use Soda Crystals and a toilet br...
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What cooking pans should you buy?

Cast iron pan and food
There's a wealth of options when it comes to cooking pans for thermal hobs. Some options, like cast iron have been around for centuries whilst others are relatively 'new kids on the block', such as ceramic. Some were once en vogue but are now hard to find, like aluminium. Non-stick pans - should you use them? One of the most common types, particularly for frying pans,  are 'non stick pans' whic...
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