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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 9th Feb 05, 1:57 PM
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    Milton Sterilising fluid
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    • 9th Feb 05, 1:57 PM
    Milton Sterilising fluid 9th Feb 05 at 1:57 PM
    You don't need a baby in the house to use Milton's sterilising fluid!

    I use it for everything in place of regular anti-bacterial products and it saves a fortune as it's only £1.88 for 1250ml bottle at Tesco and will last me a month a more ... soaking dish cloths, pet dishes,wiping all kitchen/bathroom surfaces etc

    It's effective against E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Rotavirus and Candida Albicans and much safer to use than bleach as it's non-toxic!

    You can even add it (following directions on bottle) to water to make it safe for drinking
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    • betony
    • By betony 26th Jul 13, 4:10 PM
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    Uses of sterilising solution - thread revival
    I thought I'd revive this thread as I've just bought 4 packs of 64 tablets of Superdrug's own brand sterlising solution for 14p each - couldn't resist the bargain

    Now, I used to use this stuff ages ago for making sure my kitchen surfaces were properly clean when I had 2 cats that had the run of the flat while I was at work. But what other uses are there for it, other than those listed already? I'm sure many people use it without giving a second thought to it being a multi-purpose product, as well as economical and useful.

    Let us hear your thoughts.
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    • Own My Own
    • By Own My Own 26th Jul 13, 4:17 PM
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    I put one tablet down our toilet once a week. Always comes up sparkling clean. Even the bends that are hard to reach with the brush.
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    • Guineapigsqueaks
    • By Guineapigsqueaks 26th Jul 13, 4:44 PM
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    Milton
    I use Milton to get the green algae which builds up out of guinea pigs' water bottles. I have also used it in the past to get mildew out of a bathroom blind and to get sun cream stains off a white top. All by just soaking for a bit in a Milton solution. I love the smell of Milton .

    Guineapigsqueaks x


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    • HeadAboveWater
    • By HeadAboveWater 26th Jul 13, 4:49 PM
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    I put one tablet down our toilet once a week. Always comes up sparkling clean. Even the bends that are hard to reach with the brush.
    Originally posted by Own My Own
    Thanks for that!

    Good thread! Just got the Boots brand tablets the other day for something else, and was wondering what else I could use them for.
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    • pinkmami
    • By pinkmami 26th Jul 13, 5:04 PM
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    Thanks for reviving this. I've never used Milton before - though mum did (before the days of electrical baby sterilisation!!)

    Might buy a bottle now instead of anti-bac spray for the kitchen.
  • Josslette
    I use Milton to get the green algae which builds up out of guinea pigs' water bottles. I have also used it in the past to get mildew out of a bathroom blind and to get sun cream stains off a white top. All by just soaking for a bit in a Milton solution. I love the smell of Milton .

    Guineapigsqueaks x
    Originally posted by Guineapigsqueaks

    Thanks for that tip our guineas water bottle has been looking a bit grotty for a while even after scrubbing with a bottle brush.

    We use Milton at work for sterilising the dish clothes, but we also use it to soak the white chopping boards after they have been used, due to tomatoes and peppers leaving such bad red/orange stains!
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 26th Jul 13, 5:40 PM
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    I buy second hand toys for my son. I use it to soak them in (providing they are all plastic) if not I just wipe with a cloth that has been soaked in it . All lego/playmobil gets soaked before giving to him.

    I have also used them for soaking tea stains off teaspoons, getting rid of burnt on food from saucepans.

    I don't buy milton, I always get the shops own brand.
    • honeythewitch
    • By honeythewitch 26th Jul 13, 5:58 PM
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    I am a bit confused. What is the advantage of using Milton instead of cheap bleach?
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 26th Jul 13, 6:20 PM
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    I am a bit confused. What is the advantage of using Milton instead of cheap bleach?
    Originally posted by honeythewitch
    56 tablets from tesco are 73p they last me ages.
    • Guineapigsqueaks
    • By Guineapigsqueaks 27th Jul 13, 1:54 PM
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    Milton safer and gentler than bleach
    I am a bit confused. What is the advantage of using Milton instead of cheap bleach?
    Originally posted by honeythewitch
    To quote from Milton website regarding difference between Milton and bleach:

    "Bleach is an irritant and can burn the skin and corrode materials. Swallowing bleach can seriously harm human health and absolutely cannot be used to sterilise baby’s bottles or accessories.

    Milton is non-corrosive and doesn’t cause irritation. It does not burn the skin, and can be used as an antiseptic in certain dilutions.

    The Milton Method can also be used to treat water to make it safe to drink".

    Guineapigsqueaks x


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  • Mailedfist
    Went looking for it yesterday and neither the bottles nor the tablets give any instructions for using it to make water safe.
    There's a warning on the bottle saying it's highly dangerous and should not be ingested.

    Does anyone know?
    Originally posted by Sylvan
    So how can you use Milton to make suspect water safe to drink, but you couldn't use bleach?
    Originally posted by MrsE
    The reason bleach is a bad idea for drinking water is all the other stuff, especially detergents that are added to bleach. Milton on the other hand contains only sodium hypochlorite and sodium chloride in solution, as such it is not too bad to ingest. See what if baby swallows some on their FAQs milton-tm. com/en/consumer/faqs

    Furthermore a large number of water purification tablets in fact contain sodium hypochlorite as the active ingredient, yes the same stuff as in Milton...
  • mafield
    I use sterilising fluid diluted in a watering can to keep algae off the decking of a holiday home. Also good for paving slab stains. Used regularly keeps them looking new.
    Careful on coloured paving, do not use too strong a solution, as you could bleach out some colour.
    • Horace
    • By Horace 20th Oct 14, 9:16 PM
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    I also use sterilising fluid (not Milton as it is too expensive), I either buy Wilkos own brand but that has changed and is now a bit pricey (it used to be about 79p) but I am going to get a litre bottle of the stuff from Harrisons (a local pound type shop near me) and they sell it for £1 (in a large blue bottle). I tend to use it for sterilising and cleaning my dish cloth (this cuts down on waste as I have a re-usable one and when it gets to the point where I can no longer sterilise it then I ditch it).
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    • raven83
    • By raven83 20th Oct 14, 9:41 PM
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    A lady not long ago told me that she in fact douches with Milton! Never tried it myself.
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    • danih
    • By danih 20th Oct 14, 11:34 PM
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    EEEUUUUWWWWWW thats not good for your body!. plenty of clean warm water very regularly and a teeny bit of soap is more then enough for down there. Douching with Milton is bound to cause problems!

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    • bebedoggie
    • By bebedoggie 30th Jan 16, 1:32 PM
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    I hate to disappoint everyone, but Tesco's no longer sell the 1000ml bottles only the 500ml ones. l have been using this for the last 40 odd years, a really useful product for all the things you've all been discussing and more. The large bottle was only a few pence more than the smaller one so was a really good buy, now l'm damned if l'll pay nearly as much for half the quantity. Can't find anywhere else that sells the larger bottle though, l wonder why! Please let me know if any of you know of anywhere that does.
    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 30th Jan 16, 2:22 PM
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    Asda shows online as selling the 1 litre bottle. If you check other supermarkets which are close to you online, you'll be able to see what's available. Have you tried using own brand tablets instead of fluid as they work out cheaper than the fluid.
    • meritaten
    • By meritaten 30th Jan 16, 10:02 PM
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    I always have some in for making sure jars for my jam etc are properly sterilised. useful for getting bloodstains out too. otherwise I am of the school of thought 'a peck of dirt never hurt nobody'. I think you can be 'too clean'.
    • mikedej
    • By mikedej 21st Jul 16, 12:53 PM
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    Does anybody know if Milton solution is any good (ie not poisonous) for cleaning dentures?
    • Haffiana
    • By Haffiana 21st Jul 16, 6:10 PM
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    Milton would not be poisonous, but it isn't actually a cleaning product. You would need to clean the dentures first, and then use the Milton to either disinfect or (if you use it the way it is meant to be used on babies bottles) sterilise them.

    In short, it will kill germs, but it won't clean a dirty item!
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