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Yellow toilet seat stains are 'caused by bleach' – 49p B&M item 'magically' removes them

Mrs Hinch fans have shared their top tips for removing those unsightly yellow stains on your toilet seat.

And guess what? There are actually several cheap ways to eliminate them completely.

People who love cleaning have discovered the trick to a shiny toilet – and it’s not using bleach.

In fact, Mrs Hinch’s followers claim that bleach might be what’s causing the ugly yellow stains on your toilet.

But don’t worry there are three easy tricks to clean those stains away without spending lots of money, according to The Sun.

This helpful hint came after someone asked for help in the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Tricks Facebook group.

They posted a picture of their stained toilet seat and said: “Help! My toilet seat is stained with urine and I have tried so much to get it off but nothing has worked.

“I’ve tried using a scourer with The Pink Stuff, baking soda and white vinegar, lemon, Viakal and bleach – you name it – they don’t work.

“Nothing works and I feel so dirty. Has anyone got any advice or am I going to need a new toilet seat?”

Other cleaning buffs were quick to answer, saying: “I think it’s caused by bleach if you leave it on too long as I’ve had the same problem.” Another person agreed that bleach could cause those yellow spots on a toilet seat.

So what can you do about bleach-caused yellow stains? A Magic Eraser was one of the suggestions from cleaning enthusiasts.

One Facebook user said: “Magic Eraser! I have just recently discovered how magical these things really are and man are they a life changer.”

“Try a magic sponge, I used one as a last resort and it worked perfectly,” someone else agreed.

Magic Erasers can be bought online and from most local supermarkets. Flash Magic Eraser Extra Power Cleaners cost £3 from Sainsbury’s for two which works out at £1.50 per eraser.

Elbow Grease Magic Eraser cost £1.49 from B&M for three which works out at 49p per eraser.

Another helpful suggestion was to use The Pink Stuff, a cleaning paste which can be used on all kinds of surfaces.

To use, The Pink Stuff website says to: “Apply using a soft cloth or a sponge. Rub gently before rinsing off with hot water. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as this could result in scratched surfaces.

“Do not allow to dry. Be especially carefully with glass, highly polished steel surfaces and ceramic hobs. If in doubt always test first on an inconspicuous area. Do not use on hot or warm surfaces. Replace lid after use.”

Finally, another cleaning whizz thought a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda could to do the trick.

“You said you tried vinegar but use again with baking soda, leave to settle, works for me on this sort of thing.”

Another agreed the cheap hack might banish the stains: “Mix baking soda and vinegar, repeat [the] process a few times.”


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