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  • archived user
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    • 1st Aug 13, 9:55 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 9:55 AM
    I use a damp cloth and cream cleaner such as Cif.
    • Mazzarati2000
    • By Mazzarati2000 1st Aug 13, 11:34 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:34 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:34 AM
    Another vote here for a damp cloth and cream cleaner. We have painted doors, and DH is a plant mechanic, so there are often grubby fingerprints on doors and lightswitches here ( much to my annoyance!), and the cream cleaner does a great job on them.
    • lolarentt
    • By lolarentt 1st Aug 13, 11:36 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:36 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:36 AM
    Anything with a bit of detergent in, don't make it wet!
    • ragz
    • By ragz 1st Aug 13, 11:48 AM
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    • #5
    • 1st Aug 13, 11:48 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:48 AM
    baby wipes! I often give myself a 'babywipe challenge' - how much can you clean with one in one go?

    Or those funny magic sponge things work well too.
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    • stiltwalker
    • By stiltwalker 1st Aug 13, 11:51 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:51 AM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 11:51 AM
    Another vote for baby wipes here - I use them for all sorts but do sometimes wonder if they are so good at cleaning so many random things what on earth have they got in them? and are they really good for babies bums!
  • Tryingagainandagain
    • #7
    • 1st Aug 13, 1:34 PM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 1:34 PM
    Thank you all for your replies.

    I do not have any baby wipes so used CIF on a cloth.

    I thought it might be too abrasive but it was fine.

    That said, I will be buying some babywipes to try too.
    • Mazzarati2000
    • By Mazzarati2000 1st Aug 13, 3:44 PM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 3:44 PM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 3:44 PM
    Huggies baby wipes are on buy one get two free at Boots and Tesco iirc at the moment (check the grabbit board) If you're lucky your Boots store may still have some of the 1.39 packs in, sadly ours doesn't. Otherwise I use the basic ones for cleaning etc.
    • calicocat
    • By calicocat 1st Aug 13, 4:18 PM
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    • #9
    • 1st Aug 13, 4:18 PM
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    • 1st Aug 13, 4:18 PM
    Alcohol hand gel...cleans loads of things and dries straight away...good for greasy grubby finger marks.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 1st Aug 13, 7:35 PM
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    GreyQueen
    A damp scouring sponge with a touch of cream cleanser.

    Barely damp, don't get water into the switch.

    If you have grunge around the switch itself or gunked into the screwheads, use a wooden cocktail stick to poke it out.
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    • meritaten
    • By meritaten 1st Aug 13, 8:47 PM
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    meritaten
    either babywipes or a magic sponge.
    • kitschkitty
    • By kitschkitty 2nd Aug 13, 5:39 PM
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    I use kitchen cleaning wipes (my one non OS indulgence) or a magic eraser sponge.
    A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
    • bimbo84
    • By bimbo84 6th Jan 14, 2:36 PM
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    Cleaning built up grease of a socket without damaging it
    Hi,

    The socket above the cooker has a lot of built up grease, i've managed to scrape the worst off but the smaller bits will need some kind of product. I'm a bit worried it might damage the electrics if it gets inside though, any ideas?

    It's my mam's house so i'm being extra cautious!
    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 6th Jan 14, 2:39 PM
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    Baby wipes work well at degreasing things you don't want to get too wet.
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    • bimbo84
    • By bimbo84 6th Jan 14, 2:43 PM
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    Thanks, i'll give them a go
    • bimbo84
    • By bimbo84 6th Jan 14, 2:52 PM
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    Worked perfectly
    • dean_wales
    • By dean_wales 6th Jan 14, 4:50 PM
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    Any kind of solvent used in moderation I have found works with grimy sockets.

    Just be careful that some take the red paint off switches and black letting etc.
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 8th Jan 14, 12:59 PM
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    ive merged this with an older relevant thread


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