Sanitise

Stovetop Sanitise

Stovetop sanitising is appropriate for delicate items which need sanitising but cannot be put through high heat or chlorine bleach.

New sanitise format!

Our new Chlorine Bleach Sanitise page consolidates the Front Loader, Top Loader and Small Scale sanitise calculators.

Why we updated our sanitisation method and removed ‘stripping’

Strip washing is simply washing or soaking. It is a weak oxidation process, which removes some soiling, but does not sanitise. Chlorine bleach is able to remove minor stains, major stains, oxidise ammonia and sanitise against certain pathogens. You don’t need to strip wash because chlorine bleach is a far superior oxidiser.

How to sanitise modern cloth nappies

Chlorine bleach and 90/95°C sanitise cycles both oxidise ammonia. The Clean Cloth Nappies sanitise methods provide directions and calculate chlorine bleach quantities.

Chlorine Bleach

Chlorine bleach (standard household bleach) can remove minor stains, major stains, oxidise ammonia and sanitise against certain pathogens.