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Old 03-27-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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Household chemicals Yes, yes or No, No?

Hi all,
Well in about a week I am going to take possession of my Airstream.
I have been putting togeather all the items I will need while living in the trailer.
Today I was going through the kitchen and was wondering what chemicals are acceptable for cleaning in the trailer.
Amonia and Bleach do not mix so one or the other would be best for cleaning. Both will react with Aluminum.

What do you all use for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom?


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Old 03-27-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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no, no to bleach & ammonia

We use the most gentle cleaners we can to get the job done.

409 for the counters, Dow or Lysol Bathroom cleaner for the shower, Lysol toilet cleaner, plain clear water for the Zolatone walls (after the intial cleaning), Murphy Oil Soap for the floors & cabinets, Ammonia Free Windex and Oxy-Clean for any "stains".

But, we don't live full-time in ours.


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Originally Posted by thecatsandi
What do you all use for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom?
Pretty much what we use at home.

I use a powdered stainless steel cleaner for the stainless galley sink and Softscrub for the toilet and bathroom sink. I carry both the clear and white SoftScrub. Windex for the mirrors and glass. We use a pump bottle of regular dish soap in the galley along with the usual array of sponges and pads.

For the vinyl floor, I use a dry Swiffer to pick up dust and then a wet Swiffer to clean. Once in a while, I use a dry Swiffer pad and Future Floor Wax on the vinyl.

Rather than bar soap, we use a pump dispenser of liquid hand soap. The pump bottle wedges nicely behind the faucets in the bathroom. We do use bar soap in the shower.
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:01 PM   #4
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baking soda and borax to scrub, and also use dishwashing and laundry liquid cleaners. I try and keep the friendly bacteria in the holding tanks, and limit chemicals. I also use a non-soap cleanser for showering, that way there is no soap residue. Dove is a readily available shower cleanser that doesn't leave residue. Dishwashing cleaner works fine on mirrors.
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