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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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    • scroogemcbuck
    • By scroogemcbuck 28th Feb 17, 9:53 PM
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    totally backwards.
    you have that completely backwards. peroxide is not bleach. milton is bleach. and they both are antiviral antibacterial and antifungal. hydrogen peroxide will degrade into water and oxegen, and sodium hypochloride will break down into toxic residues, only a few so quite safe to use on bottles for babies, but still you are creating a toxic residue, toilet bleach uses the same stuff only in higher percentage so it is not safe to use, and is not food grade, ie can contain other toxic crap in it that you dont want your baby to drink the residue of. watering down household toilet bleach is not a subsititute for food grade milton or other brands of food safe hypochloride. but dont mistake it is indeed bleach. household food grade less strong, but still bleach. peroxide is not bleach and it will kill all the same things leaving only water and oxygen as a byproduct.
    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 1st Mar 17, 10:13 AM
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    So how can you use Milton to make suspect water safe to drink, but you couldn't use bleach?
    Originally posted by MrsE
    you have that completely backwards. peroxide is not bleach. milton is bleach. and they both are antiviral antibacterial and antifungal. hydrogen peroxide will degrade into water and oxegen, and sodium hypochloride will break down into toxic residues, only a few so quite safe to use on bottles for babies, but still you are creating a toxic residue, toilet bleach uses the same stuff only in higher percentage so it is not safe to use, and is not food grade, ie can contain other toxic crap in it that you dont want your baby to drink the residue of. watering down household toilet bleach is not a subsititute for food grade milton or other brands of food safe hypochloride. but dont mistake it is indeed bleach. household food grade less strong, but still bleach. peroxide is not bleach and it will kill all the same things leaving only water and oxygen as a byproduct.
    Originally posted by scroogemcbuck
    Milton contains sodium hypochlorite (confusingly this is actual chemical "bleach". Household bleach is a different chemical composition)

    Milton (http://www.milton-tm.com/en/consumer/faqs) contains 2% sodium hypochlorite & 16% NaCl (known commonly as table salt)

    Household bleach contains 8% sodium hypochlorite & about 0.5% sodium hydroxide de (http://www.vabchem.com/Files/Other/Cosh/Domestos.pdf - domestos COSHH sheet)

    Slight difference in chemical composition makes it unsuitable for a few of the same uses - baby bottles, water sterilisation etc. But for cleaning of general things like surfaces, it makes no difference which you use. Just dilute household bleach as directed on the bottle for general cleaning.

    Milton, apart from for use on baby bottles, for general cleaning is a complete branding con and a total waste of money. Makes me how MIL swears by it for everything yet won't use bleach for the same jobs like cleaning washing up cloths and wiping down the counter tops when it's so expensive and cheap bleach will do (& leaves the same horrid chlorine gas smell b/c that's how you know it's working just like in a swimming pool!)
    Last edited by kboss2010; 01-03-2017 at 10:31 AM.
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    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 1st Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    Bleach works just as well if not better and is far far cheaper than Milton, which is really just a waste of money.
    I don't and never would sterilise baby bottles with Milton or anything else for that matter.

    I don't sterilise my breasts, so why would I sterilise a bottle?
    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 6th Mar 17, 1:47 PM
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    Milton's? I had never thought to use it around the house, although I did know about its use in sterilising baby's bottles. Thanks to whoever said that they use it for sterilising their jam jars. That was a big lightbulb moment for me, because it is something that I have worried about. Does anyone use Miltons on the seals/lids?

    One thing to note - Miltons may be more dilute than standard bleach but it can still burn. We used to use it to debride wounds back in the 1980's. (I.e. chemically burn off dead tissue, primarily on leg ulcers or burns. You'd pack the wound with gauze soaked in Miltons, and change it every 4 hours.)
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    • AlisonW
    • By AlisonW 7th Mar 17, 8:36 AM
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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.
    Originally posted by bebedoggie
    Have you tried Home Bargains? Just checked in my cupboard and the bottle I have is 1lt. Can't remember how much it cost, but couldn't have been expensive or I wouldn't have bought it.
    Alie
    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 19th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    As part of Lidl's "baby" promotion this week, they're selling litre bottles of "sterilising liquid" for 99p. It looks and smells like Miltons. (Be careful transporting it - I don't believe the lids are 100% liquid tight. Ours leaked a few drops.)

    I have two questions for you Miltons devotees:-
    1. I want to use it to bleach my Belfast sink (the bottom is all scratched/stained). What dilution would you suggest? I'm planning to leave it overnight.
    2. Is it safe for use on my slate-tile floor and/or granite worktops?

    Thanks.
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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 19th Mar 17, 8:09 PM
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    I'd use ordinary bleach on your sink. Undiluted. That will remove any stains as well as sterilise it.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 19th Mar 17, 10:24 PM
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    Isnt Milton just diluted bleach? I can dilute it myself, i dont need to pay for the privilege.

    I use diluted bleach for cleaning my bone china mugs, spoons and toothbrushes. Obviously they need a good rinsing afterwards.
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 20th Mar 17, 9:14 AM
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    I soak my flannels/handtowels in either a Milton lookylikey or a Steradent lookylikey - overnight before washing normally.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Mar 17, 9:40 AM
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    Isnt Milton just diluted bleach? I can dilute it myself, i dont need to pay for the privilege.

    I use diluted bleach for cleaning my bone china mugs, spoons and toothbrushes. Obviously they need a good rinsing afterwards.
    Originally posted by Judi
    Yes, the main ingredient is exactly the same, but bleach is a slightly different formula and some have added soaps and pefumes, making it unsuitable for baby bottles. Beyond that bleach will do everything else just as well, probably even better, than Milton.

    It's just a marketing ploy, make watered down bleach and tell the world it's a wonder product. People fall for it.
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 20th Mar 17, 9:45 AM
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    Yes, the main ingredient is exactly the same, but bleach is a slightly different formula and some have added soaps and pefumes, making it unsuitable for baby bottles. Beyond that bleach will do everything else just as well, probably even better, than Milton.

    It's just a marketing ploy, make watered down bleach and tell the world it's a wonder product. People fall for it.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Just as well i never used bleach for sterilizing my babies bottles then.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
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    Just as well i never used bleach for sterilizing my babies bottles then.
    Originally posted by Judi
    I never really knew what to do with Milton. I tried it once, the bottles smelt awful after, so are you meant to rinse them, after which they wouldn't then be sterile or feed your baby with stinky bottles? I got me a steam steriliser instead.
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