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    If you have a ceramic knife honing rod, like a Global one, you'll know what a pain they are to clean, as the metal is really hard to clean off the ceramic rod.

    I don't know why I haven't tried it until today, but a 10 minute soak in backwash detergent followed by a gentle rub works wonders.

  • #2
    Hi Jonathon
    How coincidental, I had the same thought over the Xmas break so tried it out on:

    1) our favourite aluminium roasting pan.
    After years of use they develop that baked on look that you can never wash out.
    Well with an overnight soak using backwash chemical it lifted all that gunk and restored up very shiny without much elbow grease.

    2) then tried it on the cooktop gas outlet rings. Although it did a good job I did follow up with Autosol (metal polish) to take it further

    Seeya

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    • #3
      Yes- fantastic for:
      • mopping the floors with at the warehouse
      • cleaning jewellery
      • pretty much any other cleaning task you have which requires a detergent/sanitiser

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      • #4
        Indeed it is a good cleaner where others might not have the desired result. Just harvested some honey at the start of the year and then melted the beeswax cappings. Cleaning the stainless bowl with the beeswax / pollen / honey residue is much easier with the backwash detergent added to boiling hot water.

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        • #5
          If there's someone you don't like at work, put some in a clear ziplock bag and leave at the back of their top drawer.

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          • #6
            I decided to try it on all our tea-stained cups. I loaded the cups in the dishwasher, put the backwash detergent in the dispenser and ran a quick cycle.

            Result: they were still stained, but it was easier than before to wipe off by hand. I think that qualifies as a fail. Maybe I should have used higher temp/longer time. Dunno.

            Gonzo

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
              If there's someone you don't like at work, put some in a clear ziplock bag and leave at the back of their top drawer.
              Yes, but be prepared to intervene if you see them roll up a banknote and head for the toilet.

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              • #8
                for coffee/tea stains just put some in the cup with boiling water and let sit for awhile
                my coffee mug that had the usual rings and stains around the inside are all gone

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                • #9
                  Out of interest, is there any difference in cleaning power of Cafetto Evo vs Cafetto Espresso Clean? The Evo is "The premium cleaner for commercial and semi-commercial coffee machines, using organic coffee. "
                  I'm all for the environment but I use so little when doing my fortnightly chemical backflush, I wonder if it would make any difference to the environment. If the Evo is not as effective as the regular Cafetto, I don't know if it justifies the price difference from my aspect. If it works as well, then I'm happy to pay the extra couple of bucks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
                    Yes, but be prepared to intervene if you see them roll up a banknote and head for the toilet.
                    *OUCH* that's really gonna suck...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jbrewster View Post
                      *OUCH* that's really gonna suck...
                      Blow that! Might help clear the sinuses though.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
                        Out of interest, is there any difference in cleaning power of Cafetto Evo vs Cafetto Espresso Clean? The Evo is "The premium cleaner for commercial and semi-commercial coffee machines, using organic coffee. "
                        I'm all for the environment but I use so little when doing my fortnightly chemical backflush, I wonder if it would make any difference to the environment. If the Evo is not as effective as the regular Cafetto, I don't know if it justifies the price difference from my aspect. If it works as well, then I'm happy to pay the extra couple of bucks.
                        Just to follow up, I checked the material safety data sheets for both products and they seem to be made from the same ingredients:

                        3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

                        Ingredients Name | CAS | Proportion
                        Sodium percarbonate | 15630-89-4 | 10 - 30%
                        Sodium carbonate | 497-19-8 | 10 - 30%
                        Ingredients determined | Not required | Balance
                        not to be hazardous |

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
                          If the Evo is not as effective as the regular Cafetto, I don't know if it justifies the price difference from my aspect. If it works as well, then I'm happy to pay the extra couple of bucks.
                          Based on the price variances I have seen from different retailers just for the standard regular Cafetto 1kg; which includes prices from $18 up to $45 and everywhere in between, I'd suggest you could find the Evo version in some places for less than the regular in other places; although I have no idea as to any benefits of it over the regular.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mouldy View Post
                            Based on the price variances I have seen from different retailers just for the standard regular Cafetto 1kg; which includes prices from $18 up to $45 and everywhere in between, I'd suggest you could find the Evo version in some places for less than the regular in other places; although I have no idea as to any benefits of it over the regular.
                            1kg RRP is $30 and $35 respectively

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                            • #15
                              Coles Ultra Booster Advanced laundry soaker is about 30% sodium carbonate and 34% sodium percarbonate and costs $4.50 a kilo

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