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Post# 221475   7/8/2007 at 20:47 (4,456 days old) by marukap (St. Louis)        

I just washed this week's haul of estate sale vacuum cleaner hoses (all new-ish, vinyl with plastic ends) in

My 1999 Maytage Neptune Front Loading Washer (on Hand Wash cycle with hot water) using

two Electrosol 3-in-1 dishwasher detergent tabs. I also threw in a large, old bath towel to help "scrub" the hoses.

The hoses went in FILTHY and came out looking like new!

Just thought I'd share.


Post# 221619 , Reply# 1   7/9/2007 at 15:42 (4,455 days old) by fa_f3_20 ()        

You didn't dry them in the oven, did you?

Post# 221644 , Reply# 2   7/9/2007 at 18:31 (4,455 days old) by marukap (St. Louis)        

Dry hoses in the oven . . .

What, you think I'm eccentric or something?

Post# 221647 , Reply# 3   7/9/2007 at 18:48 (4,455 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That's a great idea, Marty! I'll bet they did come out aparklin' like new with that dishwasher detergent and the Handwash cycle keeps them from banging around too much and lots of good, hot soaking water to loosen that dust.

I used my Danby countertop dishwasher over the weekend to clean all the tools and hose for my Kirby G4 - other than the usual scrapes and scuffs, they look clean as new.

Post# 221956 , Reply# 4   7/11/2007 at 10:59 (4,454 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
Dishwasher Detergents

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So what are the opinions out there on DW detergents? I just recently started using a squirt or two of it to clean my kitchen sink. I remodeled my kitchen almost 17 years ago and have never used cleanser on my sink, only soft-scrub type stuff, but even that tends to dry out my hands. The "cream" type of dishwasher liquid is great for getting stains out of the sink. The gel type is another matter. It doesn't have any effect on sink stains at all. I'm thinking that it might not be as effective in the dishwasher either and am going to make sure I don't buy the gel type anymore. Any thoughts?

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