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There is a Better Cleaner Than Stardrops

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  • Have put bar keepers friend on my shopping list for next week, just hope sainsbury's doesn't run out before I get there, can't wait to try it out, sounds great! SG
  • morganlefay
    morganlefay Posts: 1,220 Forumite
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    I have used BKF for ages and find it really good on nasty tea stains on work surfaces (clumsy pourers in my house) but I have wondered if it isn't just good old Vim or Ajax (aha you have to be OLD to remember those) dolled up in a different pack ?
  • catznine
    catznine Posts: 3,192 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
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    Caterina - I didn't know that about stardrops but guess at that cheap price that it was possible! Have so much in the cupboards now that i won't have to buy anymore for ages (I dilute mine 1 part to 4 parts water and keep it in an old spray bottle. I am using more vinegar in water sprays now though, very good on the taps.
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  • givememoney
    givememoney Posts: 1,224 Forumite
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    When everyone on here kept cracking on about Stardrops I went out and bought some.

    I am not a fan though, I find for general purpose cleaning you can't beat Flash and think Stardrops isn't up to the job.

    Haven't tried Bar Keepers Friend but will.
  • tesuhoha
    tesuhoha Posts: 17,971 Forumite
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    I have used BKF for ages and find it really good on nasty tea stains on work surfaces (clumsy pourers in my house) but I have wondered if it isn't just good old Vim or Ajax (aha you have to be OLD to remember those) dolled up in a different pack ?


    Its not Ajax because Ajax is rough and scratchy. I thought they still sold Ajax but perhaps Im wrong.
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  • Cullumpster
    Cullumpster Posts: 1,481 Forumite
    i'm not a huge fan of stardrops although i buy it all the time, I also find myself recommending to other people who haven't heard of it why :confused:

    I tend to now use stardrops for my washing as i find it brings my whites up really well.
  • tesuhoha
    tesuhoha Posts: 17,971 Forumite
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    pollysg wrote: »
    This sounds great. I've never heard of Stardrops tho, is it available in supermarkets? AND can I use it to clean the inside of car widscreens - nothing I have tried so far gets through the greasiness that builds up.

    I used Barkeepers Friend to clean my car windscreen because my tax disc wouldnt stick. However go very cautiously and do a small test area first. This is what I usually do when cleaning something new with it. It is usually ok but better to be safe than sorry.
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  • Just watched the empresses new clothes and thought of that while reading that not everyone likes Stardrops - me too.

    I think Ozcleen is great on the bath and I have 5l of cif that I am working through. I like Domestos bleach spray in the kitchen and don't rate Cilit Bang, but do rate soda crystal on tough grease - just hard to get the streaks off. I like Orange oil cleaner to do wood - but mostly i use a damp microfibre cloth when I can't put dusting off any longer!

    White Wizard is available from Lakeland. Also for glass Lakeland Linen scrims are great for polishing up to a shine
  • maypole
    maypole Posts: 1,816 Forumite
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    We like Stardrops because it is useful for most cleaning and CHEAP, 58p at ASDA. Saves buying all the other products that do the same job.

    There will always be speciality cleaning products that we might have to buy and pay a little more, for example, Bar keepers friend.
  • tesuhoha
    tesuhoha Posts: 17,971 Forumite
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    Thanks OP, You've really saved me alot of heartache! I've recently had a new stainless hob and sink fitted and have tried lots of things to try and keep them both clean (stardrops, CIF stainless steel cleaner etc) but really had no joy. The splatter marks on the hob would just turn really milky and if i used any elbow grease i'd end up scatching the damn thing! i thought i'd made the biggest mistake of my life buying stainless steel BUT i've been saved!!!
    I came across this thread yesterday and rushed out to my local sainsburys and bought some of the bar keepers friend, got home and used it on both the hob and the sink and guess what??? its removed all the horrible flecks of grease and other marks in seconds, my hob and sink are sparkling. I'd never have thought of buying the stuff if i hadnt read this thread. I cant thank you enough :j , THANKS!

    I am really pleased that BKF has helped you.
    The forest would be very silent if no birds sang except for the birds that sang the best






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