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21 April 2016

Champagne brush, straw brush: cleaning bottles

I was asked recently how I clean bottles. Of course I use a brush, I use brushes for much of my cleaning and cleaning bottles is no exception. Last year I added a Redecker champagne bottle brush and a straw brush to my collection.  The Redecker brush, made in Germany, is made to clean inside champagne flutes but I've found they also fit inside the narrow neck of most glass bottles. The brush looks like a narrow bottle brush but it has a longer than normal steel handle and a soft wool tip that helps a lot when cleaning in a small space.

The straw brush makes cleaning in small spaces much easier.

This is the woollen tip of the brush that helps when cleaning the bottom of bottles.




The other brush is a straw brush which I use to clean inside the tops of some drink bottles. You can get inside the mouth piece, both inside and out and then when I've scrubbed the area, I place the top in the dishwasher to finish off the job.  If you have glass straws or sippy cups, this brush will also clean them efficiently too, allowing you to get into the small tight spaces.

If you use cleaning brushes, don't forget to sanitise them frequently by either cleaning them in the dishwasher or soaking them overnight in water with a dash of peroxide added. If you care for your brushes and store them upside down so they can dry out between uses, they'll last a long time.

I bought my brushes from my wonderful sponsor Biome who have shops and a mail order business situated in Brisbane.  Champagne bottle brush.  Straw brush. Please let me know if the links don't work for you. If they don't work, don't click on the following links they won't work, go to google and add the following URLs to your search bar for the champagne brush: http://www.biome.com.au/kitchenware/12891-redecker-wire-champagne-bottle-brush-.html  and for the straw brush: http://www.biome.com.au/glass-straw/13722-straw-cleaning-brush-standard.html  I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I'm working with Google to fix the links.

I love cleaning brushes. If you are using an unusual one, please tell me about it.


13 comments:

  1. Rhonda, that brush would be great for sippy cups. I must tell my daughter about it. I couldn't get the links to work by the way. Have a great day.

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    1. I'm hoping to fix the links soon, Chel.

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  2. The champagne brush looks perfect for the small necked bottles I bought to store my Kombucha. Must pop over and have a look.

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    1. I reuse a lot of glass bottles and they're idea. I think you'd find they do the job well.

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  3. I love the thought of brushes like that, but the links do not work for me. I get an error message.

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  4. I use a camel (water hydration pack with a long tube) cleaning kit also made in Germany the little brushes are so handy.

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  5. oh that one with the fuzzy end looks so cute! I have a lovely glass straw with a glass frog on it (it makes me smile when I use it) It came with a pipecleaner which works perfectly.

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  6. I am impressed with your bottle bush. I have one I bought from the supermarket, but yours is far superior.

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  7. Oh my goodness...I am experiencing brush envy!! Will be popping into the Biome site. They are just the very thing I have been wanting but didn't know where to look. Thanks for the lead.

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  8. Hi Rhonda,

    I have a great collection of Redecker brushes and the one I use constantly is their wooden bottle brush. It has a bigger head than the ones you've pictured, and is fantastic for cleaning the bottom of teacups and especially for giving the tea thermos a good clean. I don't think biome stock that brush currently, I got mine online from saison who have a big range of the Redecker products.

    Madeleine.x

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    1. Another of my sponsors, Odgers and McClelland at Nundle also have a big range of Redecker products. I hope my readers support my sponsors. http://www.exchangestores.com.au/collections/redecker

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  9. My bottle brushes need replacing they have seen better days. I will have to see if I can find something similar in the UK. The names of the brushes is a good place to start tho' thank you for them!

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