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Old 20-01-2008, 12:18 PM
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Today I decided to clean out my husband's lunch bag as it was filthy and the plastic was stained with tea and food. I got out the Stardrops and washed it but the plastic remained yellow and stained. I had never compared Stardrops with my other favourite cleaner before butI only wanted to use a J cloth as the plastic is in a delicate condition. I got out the Barkeepers Friend and the cloth swiped through the stains and brought out the white plastic underneath.

I dont know if any of you already use this but it is marvellous stuff. You can buy it in the cleaning section of all supermarkets at £1.95 and it lasts for ages. It is particularly good for ovens and hobs etc but can be used for all manner of cleaning jobs. Hope this helps someone.

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Old 20-01-2008, 12:19 PM
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Incidentally although it is effective it is quite gentle but there are some things listed on the container that you cant use it on.
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Old 20-01-2008, 12:25 PM
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Do not use Bar Keepers Friend to clean marble, acrylic, pewter, or colorized aluminum. Do not use Bar Keepers Friend on human beings or animals.

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I've made it into a paste and cleaned the copper on my fireplace with it, made an excellent job.
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Old 20-01-2008, 12:27 PM
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I've got to be honest since reading about stardrops on this board last year i haven't used anything else, it cleans my bathroom, kitchen, plastic surfaces, floors and anything else that's dirty. At the moment it's my best os purchase to date



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Old 20-01-2008, 12:29 PM
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My mum always used this, and her stainless steel sink still looked like new when it was 10 years old

It is one of those *old fashioned* products that works just like it says it will
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Old 20-01-2008, 12:36 PM
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I've got to be honest since reading about stardrops on this board last year i haven't used anything else, it cleans my bathroom, kitchen, plastic surfaces, floors and anything else that's dirty. At the moment it's my best os purchase to date



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Old 20-01-2008, 2:18 PM
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Tell me, where may I find this liquid gold lol!

I have tesco/morrisons/sainsbury's nearby or is it more of a specialist shop thing?
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Tell me, where may I find this liquid gold lol!

I have tesco/morrisons/sainsbury's nearby or is it more of a specialist shop thing?
Its more like gold dust than liquid gold and you will find it in just about every supermarket. Its usually on the top shelf where the cleaning products are and its a conical shaped white container with a blue lid.
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I've wondered if this would move the metal marks off my porcelain sink. Is it suitable for porcelain?
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I have bought some today. Will try it tomorrow.

I found it next to the Brasso and just above the bottom shelf in ASDA.
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does the glass on the oven door as well

do mine with one of those white scourers for non stick pans
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I have to admit, I hate Stardrops (the shame!) I find it far too bubbly (even when I use only a drop) and just not for me when it comes to cleaning kitchen, bathroom etc.

I use flash all in one (yellow bottle for £1 lasts me months) to do the whole house. I've never heard of barkeeper's friend before!
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Old 20-01-2008, 10:37 PM
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well you've all convinced me to buy some, so when i next run out of stardrops i'm going to give it a go or better still convince my mum that she should try it and then pinch some




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I'll make room for it in my cupboard next to stardrops, will get some tomorrow.....never heard of it or noticed it before, but willing to give it a go!

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I have to admit, I hate Stardrops (the shame!) I find it far too bubbly (even when I use only a drop) and just not for me when it comes to cleaning kitchen, bathroom etc.

I use flash all in one (yellow bottle for 1 lasts me months) to do the whole house. I've never heard of barkeeper's friend before!
I'm a secret hater of StarDrops too.....I thought I was the only one but I just find I use gallons of water to get the suds off!

But the damn bottle lasts forever and I can't get to the end of it!
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I've wondered if this would move the metal marks off my porcelain sink. Is it suitable for porcelain?
Very much so. Has anyone tried it yet.
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Re Stardrops being too bubbly - I only use about two tablespoons of Stardrops in a whole spray bottle topped up with water. Everything seems to get clean but I don't have a bubble problem. Are some of you using too much maybe???
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love barkeepers too and also the "green" cleaning putty from tesco
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Does it smell better, i.e. less chemically than Stardrops? Even when diluted, I almost choke on the chemical vapour it emits!
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