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    • mumoftwo
    • By mumoftwo 18th Jan 07, 10:48 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 10:48 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 10:48 PM
    Brilliant, I am a newbie and wondered what it looked like and where can I buy it? Is it in the aisle with the cleaning stuff?
  • Queenie
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    • 19th Jan 07, 5:55 AM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 5:55 AM
    Brilliant, I am a newbie and wondered what it looked like and where can I buy it? Is it in the aisle with the cleaning stuff?
    by mumoftwo
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  • isualive
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    • 19th Jan 07, 7:54 AM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 7:54 AM
    excellent can't wait to get some. Do most supermarkets sell them?
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  • **purplemoon**
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    • 19th Jan 07, 8:39 AM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 8:39 AM
    It's great at cleaning off burnt on food in roasting dishes and trays, who needs fairy power spray when you got stardrops!

    But just a word of caution about leaving things to soak for too long (5-10 mins is all it needs) I soaked one of my roasting pans and forgot about it, oooops, so it was on the side all day and when I went to rinse it out some of the non-stick surface also came off

    Now I don't know whether stardrops caused this or whether it would have happened anyway after being left to soak for so long, but I'll certainly be more careful in future!


    PS I've found it in Savers and Sainsburys so far
    Last edited by **purplemoon**; 19-01-2007 at 8:43 AM.
  • clairefun
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    • 19th Jan 07, 9:23 AM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 9:23 AM
    excellent on glass oven doors, laminate floors, windows, and for shiny sinks and taps. Nice on wood and stained clothing, have successfully used it on my leather sofa for a few months now. I'm not sure there is anything it can't do!

    My two year old tried to drink some the night before last. He spent the rest of the evening putting out his tongue and saying yuk - so the bitrex is doing it's job! (It's not poisonous, we rang nhs direct but they said as long as he's behaving normally (well, for him - he's 2!) - & isn't foaming at the mouth he'd be absolutely fine. Foaming can apparantly cause breathing problems as it comes back up from the stomach and can block the airways). APart from the fact he can reach places i was certain he couldn't reach, it hasn't put me off the stuff - it just makes cleaning so much quicker, easier, and cheaper - perfect!
    • guineapig
    • By guineapig 19th Jan 07, 11:00 AM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 11:00 AM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 11:00 AM
    At the risk of repeating myself, I have used 30 mls Stardrops and 2 ounces of Soda Crystals in my Whites wash at 40deg and they came up lovely and bright! (and I am very fussy about my whites!!)

    I also found an empty Fairy Foam bottle ( the stuff that you are supposed to use on baked on grease) I washed out the bottle and added 30 mls of Stardrops and topped with water, then gave it a gentle shake.........

    I have already used this lovely amost dry foaming mix to spot clean my carpet and some items of clothing, its pretty good IMO.
    • mumoftwo
    • By mumoftwo 19th Jan 07, 12:25 PM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 12:25 PM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 12:25 PM
    Hi all,

    Bought some this morning in Poundstretcher. Wiping down the kids bedrooms with it and it's good. The only thing is, I read that people use it in their bathrooms and on their floors. Stardrops isn't anti-bacterial is it? :confused: (I couldn't see anything on the label) I would like to think my sinks and toilets and floors have been disinfected (even if for a little while)
    Didn't know you could use it in the wash. Does it not foam too much?

    Any more good tips very welcome...
    • gooismeid
    • By gooismeid 19th Jan 07, 12:46 PM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 12:46 PM
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    • 19th Jan 07, 12:46 PM
    I use it as emergency washing-up liquid and also in the dishwasher when I've run out of tablets (which I cut in half anyway). Only a little splash in the dishwasher, less than a dessertspoonful, otherwise it foams up everywhere and takes ages to get rid of the bubbles!
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    • katglasgow
    • By katglasgow 19th Jan 07, 1:38 PM
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    My two year old tried to drink some the night before last. He spent the rest of the evening putting out his tongue and saying yuk - so the bitrex is doing it's job! (It's not poisonous, we rang nhs direct but they said as long as he's behaving normally (well, for him - he's 2!) - & isn't foaming at the mouth he'd be absolutely fine. Foaming can apparantly cause breathing problems as it comes back up from the stomach and can block the airways). APart from the fact he can reach places i was certain he couldn't reach, it hasn't put me off the stuff - it just makes cleaning so much quicker, easier, and cheaper - perfect!
    by clairefun
    Actually this is probably my only complaint about stardrops - that it doesnt come in a child safe lid!

    I use it for all floors, over doors and again as back up if I run out of w u liquid, clothes liquid etc...
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    • Aril
    • By Aril 19th Jan 07, 1:45 PM
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    Thanks for the washing tip. I use it for washing up and I have a bottle premixed with water that I do my bathroom and kitchen surfaces with. Found it a bit bubbly for washing floors with so have stuck with vinegar. It's made a major saving in my household budget in the year or so I've been buying it [it's cheapest in Wilkos I've found]. My mum's so impressed she's bought some to take out to their recently purchased house in Romania!
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  • helen_caslass
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    • Storm
    • By Storm 19th Jan 07, 3:28 PM
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    I bought a bottle after hearing about Stardrops loads on here and used it for the first time last weekend - I love it - going to try it on a jumper that's got a stain that won't come out - 100% cotton, so I'm guessing it will be ok... please let me know if you wouldn't recommend it!
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  • grannybroon
    I certainly use it neat on clothing stains and diluted for cleaning purposes and find it invaluable. Made bathroom floor feel a bit 'tacky' so not using it for that.

    Can I make a wee suggestion for when we are posting here - maybe it would be useful for newbies to Stardrops if we said when we use it neat or when we should it diluted.

    GB
    Last edited by grannybroon; 19-01-2007 at 3:33 PM.
  • Angelselondon

    Can I make a wee suggestion for when we are posting here - maybe it would be useful for newbies to Stardrops if we said when we use it neat or when we should it diluted.

    GB
    by grannybroon
    Very good suggestion, thank you.
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    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 19th Jan 07, 3:52 PM
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    lisyloo
    Very good idea.
    How should I use it on my leather sofa?
    I have a cream coloured sofa that has bad staining from jeans. It's difficult to shift.
    Obviously you need to be a little bit careful with harsh chemicals and leather.
    How much should I dilute it.
  • jellycat40
    I use star drops as well but not on my floor I use the starclen which seems to be less sticky.

    Star drops is 3.66 + VAT in Makro for 5l.

    Will have a go at using it like fairy foamy stuff because I have one of those bottles too.

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  • Phie
    Don't forget.... let us all know your Stardrops disasters or Stardrops no-no's. I guess it might stop Stardrop virgins (like me ) making mistakes.

    I know, I know Stardrops are wonderful and can do just about anything. But there must be some stuff its not good for!!!
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    • mumoftwo
    • By mumoftwo 19th Jan 07, 6:48 PM
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    Well, here is my "Stardrops first use" experience.

    Couldn't wait to use it so I

    - wiped down kids bedrooms with diluted solution in bucket
    - shined their huge mirrored built in wardrobes, which came up fantastic!
    - wiped bathroom sink and taps (never seen them shine like that before)
    - wiped wooden stairs with it, came up great

    after tea I

    - cleaned the cooker and oven with diluted solution
    - cleaned grill pan and wire rack, was very easy work
    - wiped worktops
    - wiped stainless steel sink and drying area and taps, again very shiny
    - mopped the kitchen floor and laminate living room floor.

    Just noticed someone saying it leaves the floor sticky so waiting for that.

    So far so good. Only thing... I did spray a bit of anti bacterial stuff on the worktops after, just for the disinfection.
  • suep
    I've converted my whole family to startdrops and use it to clean everything. My son dilutes it and uses it instead of windscreen wash in his car, he swears it's better than the proper stuff, but I've not tried it myself.
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