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Old 05-18-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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Question Uses For Bleach?

I have never kept bleach around my house and am now thinking I should be using it. I would like to soak my plastic cutting boards in it. My question is, what other uses can I use it for and how much do I use? How much do I dilute it? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Also my wife is nervous of the fumes around our baby. Is this something we should be concerned about?

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Pour one cup of bleach once a month down every drain in your house before you go to bed. It really helps keep them flowing!!

You didn't mention washing clothes - don't know if that's a given or not. Whites, one cup per load, hot water.

I dilute it 1 part bleach 10 parts water and clean my chopping block.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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Thanks Kitchenelf. No that was not a given. When it comes to bleach I know almost nothing!!! ANY suggestions are very helpful at this point. Thanks :)
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If any of it splashes on your clothes you will have these cute little bleach spots so be careful. You can buy the stuff that doesn't splatter but that's up to you.

If you have stubborn stains on your white countertop or in your white sink it will help with them too - just don't lean on the counter while you are wiping the back - I have several shirts with a nice white horizontal stripe on the tummy.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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i know you can clean baby toys in a very dilute solution of it. i'll go to the Clorox site and see if i can find the exact ratio for you.
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here you go!

http://www.cloroxchildcare.com/child...lean_when.html

i couldn't find the ratio, though, darn it!
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A note on cleaning with bleach - it's great for many things, but keep it away from all things stainless steel. Over time, aka prolonged contact, it will cause pitting and corrosion (not good for those of us with SS sinks....). A quick wipe and rinse is no problem, though...

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Ronjohn that is very good to know since my sinks are SS. so to soak my plastic cutting boards I would want to do that in something else then?
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Ronjohn that is very good to know since my sinks are SS. so to soak my plastic cutting boards I would want to do that in something else then?
Yep, something plastic or otherwise (Do you have a laundry tub?) will work. It stinks that bleach messes up stainless, since it is a great cleaner for around my homebrewery - except that it would mess up my SS 5 gallon kegs....

I clean all of my plastic brewing buckets and such with bleach fairly regularly. I just do it in the laundry tub down in the basement.


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