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    • pogie2
    • By pogie2 20th Feb 13, 3:51 PM
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    Thin or thick what's the difference
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    • 20th Feb 13, 3:51 PM
    Thin or thick what's the difference 20th Feb 13 at 3:51 PM
    Sorry if this is a silly question but what is the difference between thin and thick bleach, other than consistency obviously. As far as i can work out there is none.
    I have always bought thick bleach but have no idea why. I have just got some thin bleach in sainsburys for 20pish and am now wondering why i ever bought thick for 4 times the price.
    I have assumed in the past that thick bleach is stronger so i would need less but after checking the labelling it appears to be the same.
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    • esmf73
    • By esmf73 20th Feb 13, 4:10 PM
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    Think thick bleach "clings" to the bowl!!!
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    • 20th Feb 13, 4:15 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 4:15 PM
    Yes - the clinginess is really the only difference that I was aware of.
    • RAS
    • By RAS 20th Feb 13, 4:54 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 4:54 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 4:54 PM
    Thin bleach is good for burns, thick bleach is not (actually I think thick bleach has detergent/washing up liquid in it).
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Feb 13, 5:15 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 5:15 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 5:15 PM
    I use a lot less of the thick bleach and even less of Domestos, a bottle lasts a good month-6weeks, thin only a week or 2, for me the thin is false economy and it's a bloomin nuisance when I keep running out. It's one of the very few things that I will splash out for on branded.

    I guess though it depends on what you use it for and where you use it.
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    • 20th Feb 13, 5:44 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 5:44 PM
    I use a lot less of the thick bleach and even less of Domestos, a bottle lasts a good month-6weeks, thin only a week or 2, for me the thin is false economy and it's a bloomin nuisance when I keep running out. It's one of the very few things that I will splash out for on branded.

    I guess though it depends on what you use it for and where you use it.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    May I ask why branded and not just supermarket own thick bleach? I'm only curious!
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Feb 13, 6:46 PM
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    I still don't find own brand is as thick or clingy as Domestos so I still end up using more of it.

    I can really tell the difference on my bath, I have a spa bath and tend to get limescale below the jets where the water trickles out when you empty the bath, if I squirt own brand on it it runs just runs down an pools in the bath, whereas domestos stays where I put it and gets rid of the limescale.

    I also find in the loo it lasts 3-4 flushes, own brand goes after 1-2 flushes.
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 20th Feb 13, 6:51 PM
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    I was told that if you're using it to get rid of mould then you shouldn't use the thick stuff, as the thickeners can act as a food source for the mould and it won't help the problem. No idea if this is true though - I use the Dettol stuff as it's got added fungicides.
    • oldtractor
    • By oldtractor 20th Feb 13, 6:51 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 6:51 PM
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    I find vinegar best for getting rid of limescale. it dissolves it.
    • Rainy-Days
    • By Rainy-Days 20th Feb 13, 7:20 PM
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    I only use the big bottles of thin bleach (Value or Basics cheapo) for my drains and mainly in the summer months to keep the drains smelling nice.

    I use thick bleach for down the loo and a squirt in a bucket of hot soapy water makes cleaning the hard floors a doddle. I tend to buy Sainsbury's own brand scented bleach (thick) and that does the job.
    • lkgreenwell
    • By lkgreenwell 22nd Jan 19, 7:35 PM
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    Bleach problem
    I was taught, (by a Blackpool landlady!), to add a small prtion of thin bleach to washing up, primarilly to keep tea cups clean. They appear to have stopped selling it locally, (Sunderland), and I've had to start using thick bleach instead. I am far from sure that this is safe, but am sick and fed up of greasy washing up
    • firebubble
    • By firebubble 23rd Jan 19, 6:15 AM
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    Are you wiping up the grease with kitchen towel and putting it in the bin first? Don't contribute to fatbergs!

    Also, are you washing up in the right order? Clear glasses first, then cups etc, with greasy pans last?

    Also, are you using enough dish soap/detergent? Once the bubbles have gone, it has done it's job, so you need to change the water and add more soap.

    If you all three, you won't get greasy cups and so you won't need to use what is a very toxic chemical on your crockery.
    • spannermonkey.ch
    • By spannermonkey.ch 16th Apr 19, 2:51 PM
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    The chemical formula of household bleach is NaClO (sodium hypochlorite).
    Household bleach generally has all the same formula or the seller cannot call
    it Bleach, all that's added is a thickener to make so called "Thick Bleach" and/or a perfume maybe citrus...
    So in short there is no quality or potency difference between Tesco 32p so called "cheap thin bleach" and Domestos thick bleach 2.50.
    I know all this useless stuff as I used to make it!!
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