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Bit of a random question, how do you remove labels easily from jam jars and glass yogurt pots.

Tried soaking in hot water and elbow grease, but it does not shift easily.

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WD40 is a good one if hot soapy water isn't working.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Cheers will try that...

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If you can get the top later off (the shiny, printed surface) you may find it even easier. Let it soak in for 5 mins, scrape a bit with fungerbsils/butter knife, wipe with kitchen roll.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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There's stuff called 'Sticky Stuff Remover' too. Good for getting ink stains off things as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Also: Glass yoghurt pots?!!!

Can't Lord Snooty just get his butler to scrape ones labels orf?

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Mimi wrote:
If you can get the top later off (the shiny, printed surface) you may find it even easier. Let it soak in for 5 mins, scrape a bit with fungerbsils/butter knife, wipe with kitchen roll.


This amused me more than it should have. :DD :kiss:

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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If you can get the top later off (the shiny, printed surface) you may find it even easier. Let it soak in for 5 mins, scrape a bit with fungerbsils/butter knife, wipe with kitchen roll.


This amused me more than it should have. :DD :kiss:

Huh? Why?

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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"fungerbsils"

(sounds funny said aloud)

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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It may be the prosecco talking... hmm

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Oh, I didn't even see that :D

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Stick it in the dishwasher, then take what's left off with white spirit, thinners, petrol or lighter fluid.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 22:46 
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Isn't there a worry that could clog the dishwasher outlet?

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Dunno. Doesn't seem to.

I've not specifically tried it with yoghurt jars, I must confess.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Didn't we have a conversation about dishwasher filters where you suggested the idea that they needed to be cleaned out was total nonsense? Potentially related.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Stick it in the dishwasher, then take what's left off with white spirit, thinners, petrol or lighter fluid.



I don't have dishwasher

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Also: Glass yoghurt pots?!!!

Can't Lord Snooty just get his butler to scrape ones labels orf?


From Aldi. Love the yogurts.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Why do you want to do it, anyway?

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Didn't we have a conversation about dishwasher filters where you suggested the idea that they needed to be cleaned out was total nonsense? Potentially related.

Christ, I doubt it. I'm not convinced I've ever discussed dishwater filters ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Cras wrote:
Didn't we have a conversation about dishwasher filters where you suggested the idea that they needed to be cleaned out was total nonsense? Potentially related.


I let the dishwasher filter collect stuff then empty it. Completely unrelatedly, a new dishwasher is being delivered tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Why do you want to do it, anyway?



Not sure, the jars are funky. Misskov wants me to recycle them.

She might win

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Recycle them? That involved putting them in the recycling box, surely. Not cleaning the labels off them.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Eucalyptus oil is pretty good for cleaning off residues etc

Smells quite nice too, and is quite safe to use. Stings like billy-o if you get it on an open cut though (but as a bonus, it's safe and has some antiseptic properties also).

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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151 Sticker Remover, been using it for years to get labels off glass and plastic. Also using it as a general muck cleaner on game cases; I give them a very gentle wipe with dilute Fairy to clean off the 151 afterwards.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, I remember that.

Still think you're crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Recycle them? That involved putting them in the recycling box, surely. Not cleaning the labels off them.


To quote here 'what do you want them for, stop hording and throw them away' :)

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, I remember that.

Still think you're crazy.


Its a dishwasher though, not a waste disposal unit, I rinse the plates IF there is still stuff/bits on there after being scraped

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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Aye. Scrape plates free of scraps. Rinsing can get te fuck, though. Ain't nobody got time for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing Labels
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I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, I remember that.

Still think you're crazy.


Its a dishwasher though, not a waste disposal unit, I rinse the plates IF there is still stuff/bits on there after being scraped


But...filters catch stuff

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I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, I remember that.

Still think you're crazy.


Its a dishwasher though, not a waste disposal unit, I rinse the plates IF there is still stuff/bits on there after being scraped


But...filters catch stuff


And then get blocked. Rinsing plates is easier than taking out all the racks and shit from the dishwasher and then cleaning out an icky filter caked in accumulated filth

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
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I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, I remember that.

Still think you're crazy.


Its a dishwasher though, not a waste disposal unit, I rinse the plates IF there is still stuff/bits on there after being scraped


But...filters catch stuff


And then get blocked. Rinsing plates is easier than taking out all the racks and shit from the dishwasher and then cleaning out an icky filter caked in accumulated filth


No the dishwasher cleans it.

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MaliA wrote:
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MaliA wrote:
Sir Taxalot wrote:
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Cras wrote:
I think that's a yes. You asked why I was rinsing plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, I remember that.

Still think you're crazy.


Its a dishwasher though, not a waste disposal unit, I rinse the plates IF there is still stuff/bits on there after being scraped


But...filters catch stuff


And then get blocked. Rinsing plates is easier than taking out all the racks and shit from the dishwasher and then cleaning out an icky filter caked in accumulated filth


No the dishwasher cleans it.


Not very well though

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MaliA wrote:
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But...filters catch stuff


And then get blocked. Rinsing plates is easier than taking out all the racks and shit from the dishwasher and then cleaning out an icky filter caked in accumulated filth


No MrsA cleans it.


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DavPaz wrote:
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But...filters catch stuff


And then get blocked. Rinsing plates is easier than taking out all the racks and shit from the dishwasher and then cleaning out an icky filter caked in accumulated filth


No MrsA cleans it.


FTFY


Not very well though

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DavPaz wrote:
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But...filters catch stuff


And then get blocked. Rinsing plates is easier than taking out all the racks and shit from the dishwasher and then cleaning out an icky filter caked in accumulated filth


No MrsA cleans it.


FTFY


You've met her, right? How likely do you think it is she'd do Charlie Work?

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My friend's brother in law's family put bleach in with their washing up liquid to make the plates 'extra clean'. They also sniff the crockery before using it to make sure it's clean enough. Now that's a bit odd, right?

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My friend's brother in law's family put bleach in with their washing up liquid to make the plates 'extra clean'. They also sniff the crockery before using it to make sure it's clean enough. Now that's a bit odd, right?


Yes. And dangerous.

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My dad hooked up his cold feed dishwasher to the hot water feed. It was... warm.


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I thought dishwashers heated their own water? I guess not all of them.

Obviously I wouldn't put a plate in the dishwasher if it had chips or something left on it, they go in the bin. But Cras was cleaning the plates!

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My friend's brother in law's family put bleach in with their washing up liquid to make the plates 'extra clean'. They also sniff the crockery before using it to make sure it's clean enough. Now that's a bit odd, right?


Yes. And dangerous.


Places like school kitchens run a dilute bleach solution through the dishwasher and soak procedures.

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Grim... wrote:
I thought dishwashers heated their own water? I guess not all of them.

His certainly did. It heated up the hot water. It definitely cleaned the plates.
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Obviously I wouldn't put a plate in the dishwasher if it had chips or something left on it, they go in the bin. But Cras was cleaning the plates!

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Mimi wrote:
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My friend's brother in law's family put bleach in with their washing up liquid to make the plates 'extra clean'. They also sniff the crockery before using it to make sure it's clean enough. Now that's a bit odd, right?


Yes. And dangerous.


Places like school kitchens run a dilute bleach solution through the dishwasher and soak procedures.


I do with mine every few months (empty). Not dead yet.

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Jem wrote:
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My friend's brother in law's family put bleach in with their washing up liquid to make the plates 'extra clean'. They also sniff the crockery before using it to make sure it's clean enough. Now that's a bit odd, right?


Yes. And dangerous.


Places like school kitchens run a dilute bleach solution through the dishwasher and soak procedures.


I do with mine every few months (empty). Not dead yet.

I mean they do it to clean the plates, though, rather than the dishwasher.

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Places like school kitchens run a dilute bleach solution through the dishwasher and soak procedures.

Nah nah nah don't soak the procedures, you'll only make them harder to read.

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