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  • aliasojo
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    • 12th Feb 05, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Feb 05, 10:41 AM
    I expect this is not in keeping with the 'old style' style of things, but I always use 'Hob Brite' on mine.

    My time is too precious to me to waste it on cleaning any more than I have too, lol, so it's worth the cost of the bottle just to deal with the cooker cleaning quickly and easily.
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  • elona
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    • 12th Feb 05, 11:08 AM
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    • 12th Feb 05, 11:08 AM
    Try heating the vinegar before you use it as it makes all the difference.
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  • frizz_head
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    • 12th Feb 05, 11:28 AM
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    • 12th Feb 05, 11:28 AM
    I ran out of Hob Brite a couple of weeks ago, and after seeing Ainsley use it on the advert, have been using Fairy Power spray on it - it comes up a treat.

    I'm a sucker for ads on TV and buy every 'miracle' product going. Thats why I've started getting really excited about this whole Vinegar thing, and have been reading this board avidly.
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  • The_Biff
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    • 12th Feb 05, 12:18 PM
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    • 12th Feb 05, 12:18 PM
    Following advice re burned on soot on my woodburner glass window, I've been using Astonish, which shifts the soot in a jiffy.
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  • bagby
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    • 12th Feb 05, 12:28 PM
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    • 12th Feb 05, 12:28 PM
    Totally agree with using Astonish. Its in the pound shop and hob comes up a treat.
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  • aliasojo
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    • 12th Feb 05, 1:34 PM
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    • 12th Feb 05, 1:34 PM
    I was told that Astonish is mildly abrasive and will cause millions of tiny scratches that you can't really see.

    Over time though, the hob will take on an 'opaque' look because of this.
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  • Galtizz
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    • 14th Feb 05, 9:28 AM
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    • 14th Feb 05, 9:28 AM
    Try putting some bio powder on and leaving over night. It removes most grease marks.
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  • nabowla
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    • 14th Feb 05, 8:38 PM
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    • 14th Feb 05, 8:38 PM
    Thanks for all the hints. The warmed vinegar has got rid of most of the marks; I'll try the Astonish next weekend!
    • Smiley_Mum
    • By Smiley_Mum 5th Jun 05, 6:42 PM
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    What do you clean your ceramic hob with?
    I have some hob brite stuff and someone recommended Bar Keepers Friend. Is there anything natural (like vinegar) that I could use that wouldn't scratch the surface. Any cleaner recipes appreciated.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 5th Jun 05, 7:00 PM
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    Of course there is

    There are all sorts of cleaning recipes listed in our "Zillions" thread which can be found via our "Collections" sticky or by following the clue in my signature below.

    Right now I'm happy to recommend a mix of three tbsp each vinegar and lemon with a few drops of an essential oil of your choice (to help the er, aroma ) put into an empty spray thingy and topped up with water. Leave it to soak for a while, and don't forget to rinse when done. Remember the old credit card tip for a non scratch scraper for the stubborn bits
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  • Str4berr3
    I use the Mr Muscle Orange action, spray on wait for about 2 seconds and wipe, i use it everywhere for the kitchen, not just for hobs but tiles, cupboard doors, shelves, surfaces on all appliance's. I love the thing! I reckon its the most natural product you can buy and the most effective altogether.
    All you can just wipe the hob asap when you make a splash with soapy water.
  • frizz_head
    I've been using the Fairy Power Spray for really burnt on bits, but for everyday, and to give it that extra mirror shine, I been spritzing it with my vinegar and water spray when I do my worktops!!!
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  • stellagypsy
    I use Hob Brite in the orange bottle - looks a treat and very easy to use.
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    • By Smiley_Mum 6th Jun 05, 7:58 PM
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    I use Hob Brite in the orange bottle - looks a treat and very easy to use.
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    Stellagypsy,

    Got a bottle of Hob Brite already, works ok, just not too keen on the smell. Might give the Orange Mr Muscle a go as I love the smell of the stuff, fairly freshens everything up. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions, appreciate it.
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  • gemmaj
    Can't say if it true or not: but I was always told to use stuff specially for ceramic hobs as it contains a conditioning agent that the ceramic hob needs, that fairy liquid (etc etc etc) would get rid of.

    I use hob brite - not tested on animals, I seem to remember!
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    • By Smiley_Mum 8th Jun 05, 12:16 PM
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    I know when I bought my cooker the woman in the shop tried to sell me all the stuff under the sun to keep it clean and shiney new, Ł3 for this and Ł5 for that, no thanks. I'll get something cheaper - elbow grease and a home made solution or I'll get that Mr Muscle chappy, that'll do fine. :rolleyes: Had the cooker since November and it's used every day near enough and it's fine.
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  • lady_lucan
    Cleaning tips - ceramic hob
    Hi - I got a good cheap deal on one of those quite modernist looking hobs which are apparently ceramic, but look like black smoked glass. Trouble is, it gets whitish ring marks on it all the time - doesn't seem to matter what type/how clean the saucepans are. Standard proprietary cleaners and vinegar haven't worked - anyone have any suggestions? Cheers, L.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 27th Jul 05, 5:21 PM
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    Hiya

    There are a bunch of other suggestions in the Cleaning section of the MEGA Index sticky at the top of the Old Style forum listing that you'll find under "Ovens". I'm sure there'll be something there that can help you out.
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  • Trow
    Have you tried bicarb of soda? It would be slightly abrasive which might do the trick - but only slightly.

    I would mix it with vinegar into a paste and rub it on with a cloth, rinse it off with water.

    It works good on my toilet!
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