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Andypandy - 25/09/2013 17:56:08
   
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...if you can wash a Dust Buddy ? It's great for mopping up stray glitter from my desk but now it's really grubby - if it's washed does it retain its tackiness ? Or have I got to buy a new one ! Christine x
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ceej2 - 25/09/2013 20:14:15
   
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I have no idea... I have a new one here and double checked on the packaging but it only says it is reusable and durable and doesn't mention washing it.... I would say that if it has reached the point where its a case of wash it or get a new one then you may as well wash it and see what happens... and of course come back and tell us what happened when you washed it ;) Good Luck!
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rozpoz - 26/09/2013 08:48:41
   
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i dont think you can. i bought one and cut it into four as it was too large, that way it lasts four times longer! its impregnated with some chemical or other, to keep the effectiveness for so long and stop it drying out. over the past year i have been losing my sense of smell, so it isn't quite as bad any longer, but when i first bought it, the smell would make me feel ill, so although i have no idea whats in it, for me it isn't pleasant, but i do get the impression that you would end up washing away any effectiveness of the cloth, if you were to wash it. xx

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Andypandy - 27/09/2013 07:14:58
   
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Thanks for your replies Christa and Rozzy - it looks like I shall have to try hand washing it, if that doesn't work then it's a new one ! And this time I will cut it into smaller pieces (why didn't I think of that :? ). Will let you know how I get on. Rozzy I lost my sense of smell years ago so don't know if it smells good or bad :lol: Christine x
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rozpoz - 27/09/2013 09:00:18
   
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as much as i wouldn't wish it on anyone Christine, the smell of the cloth lol or losing one if your senses. i have found it quite depressing as its effecting my taste buds too. i also start to imagine different smells, in all sorts of situations, but worst of all of all for me its dangerous as i can leave things burning and forget about them. i was standing with my back to a microwave that steam was coming out of every gap and vent, i had switched it to grill rather than microwave that hadn't been used for over 10-15 yrs and i i didnt smell burning from behind me. :o :roll: luckily it was just the grill element burning off, so nothing of real danger, but by not being able to smell properly and being very forgetful due to meds i take, I do worry how safe i am at times. thats why i don't have candles in the house. i would also like to use one of those Melt pots, but i will forget I've switched it on.... :roll: :roll:

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Andypandy - 27/09/2013 17:52:51
   
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I know how you feel Rozzy, I've lost my taste as well - haven't had a nice strawberry for years. But when you think of others with lots worse problems I realise how lucky I am! There must be a blessing in not being able to smell nasty niffs ! :hug: Christine x
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