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Clinell Universal Sanitising Wipes (manufactured by Steroplast) are an item I have only seen randomly dotted around my local hospital and Doctors surgery and recently at my local boot sale. I assume a light fingered NHS worker is bumping up there meagre pay packets with the hospital version of raiding the stationary cupboard. Anyway I paid a couple of pounds for my unopened pack of 200 hundred wipes but a quick Google tells me that they can be purchased online from medical stockists for around £6 a pack excluding postage and a pack of 40 can be purchased from amazon uk for £1.56 + £1.74 postage.
==What are they?==
Clinell Universal Sanitising Wipes (CUSW) are an NHS approved (not sure if that makes them good or bad) multi purpose wipe. They can be used for a wide ranging amount of purposes, from cleaning down dirty surfaces and food prep areas to wiping hands and toys.
Each wipe measures 22 x 28cm and is made of a strong disposable fabric like substance similar to most other brands of wipe. The difference with these wipes is that they are proven to kill MRSA within 10 seconds of contact and continue to work for a further 72 hours. The wipes kill a large variety of germs and bacteria including Staphylococcus Aureus, Listeria, Salmonella, HIV, Herpes, H5N1, Hepatitus B & C and the Norovirus.
==How to use and where==
Each wipe pulls easily from the pack, only occasionally do I remove two. The wipes are easy to unfold and start using. As the wipes travel across the surface being cleaned they leave behind a slight dampness. When the wipes are scrunched up and used to scrub at an area they can seem a little foamy. The aroma rising from the wipes is clean and fresh and not at all clinical and medicinal as I thought they would be.
The wipes are good for a general wipe down and freshen up but not really good enough to be used for intensive cleaning as they don't gather up bits or crumbs and the detergent they contain does not seem to break down grease and stubborn stains.
I have used the wipes for cleaning my kitchen bin lid, wiping work surfaces, freshening up the refrigerator before restocking it, wiping the toilet seat and around the bathroom sink. (All separate wipes)
==Are they any good?==
Yes, as I previously mentioned these are great for freshening up items and surfaces that do not need an intensive clean. I am confidant that they can kill most nasties and they leave behind a nice clean scent.
I have also given my hands a quick wipe over with these after preparing chicken. They leave my hands slightly damp but feeling clean although they do dry my skin slightly I don't feel it is a major problem.
Dermatological tested, suitable for many surfaces, suitable for food prep areas, no need for a variety of wipes as these can do lots of jobs, contains 6 different biocides proven to kill 99.999% of germs.
Initial cost seems high; friends and neighbours will assume you have been helping yourself at the hospital and that you are a germophobe.
I personally feel these are a great multi purpose disinfecting wipe. They can be used for a large variety of jobs around the home with the added guarantee that they are safely protecting your family from food prep related bacteria, some flu viruses and other winter bugs.
Thank you for reading.
"Clinell Universal Sanitising Wipes provide a single universal product to disinfect and clean hands surfaces and equipment. Containing a unique patented antimicrobial formula; they can be used as a disinfectant detergent and hand wipe ' replacing the need for different types of wipes and surface cleaners."