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    Non-coffee uses for backwash detergent

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    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.
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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrewster View Post
    *OUCH* that's really gonna suck...
    Blow that! Might help clear the sinuses though.

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by deegee View Post
    Coles Ultra Booster Advanced laundry soaker is about 30% sodium carbonate and 34% sodium percarbonate and costs $4.50 a kilo
    Suggest you drink some and let us know how you go with whatever the other 26% of ingredients in their stuff may be.
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    Not bloody likely, even though the other components on the MSDS are 1% each of four different digestive enzymes that occur naturally in plants and animals.

    But then I wouldn't drink cafetto either, the two main ingredients in it and the soaker are the same and they are both on the MSDS for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    1kg RRP is $30 and $35 respectively
    Understood, but I've seen prices range per my previous post. I purchased 1kg of the Cafetto Espresso Clean yesterday from my local stockist for $18; which is their regular price. I could have purchased the Evo from the same place for the same price.

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    Ha, feels like I've logged in to the wrong forum, The Grey Nomads have endless discussions, and I do mean endless, about Napisan type products to use in portable toilet cassettes, sodium percarbonate is the magic ingredient, won't go into the reasons, but it does the job it's meant to do.

    Seems any topic discussing bodily functions is of great interest to them, perhaps a regression to childhood fascination with the subject.



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