Cleaning: Mrs Hinch’s favourite disinfectant to clean your washing machine

Mrs Hinch is well known for her love of a certain disinfectant spray that can be used on many different surfaces around the home as well as to help clean pet beds. The company behind the disinfectant has shared how to use it properly to clean your utility room, including how to use it to properly disinfect your washing machine.


Zoflora says: “Floor surfaces see some of the highest amounts of daily foot traffic, especially in busy households. Dirty shoes or pets who have been outdoors can spread bacteria and viruses, so it’s vital that floors are disinfected.

“To mop clean, add 4 capfuls of Zoflora per 1.5L of water into a mop bucket and use the diluted solution to mop over and disinfect hard surfaces.”

Washing machine

Zoflora says: “We’ve all noticed that familiar stale washing machine smell from time to time, but did you know it can be caused by a buildup inside the drum?

“Using Zoflora can keep your washing machine disinfected and fresh, inside and out. For the outside, simply soak a cloth in a solution of 1 capful of Zoflora and 400ml of warm water, then wipe down the washing machine exterior.

“For odours coming from inside the washing machine, add 2 capfuls of Zoflora to the empty drum and run a hot cycle.”

Pet baskets

The disinfectant company says: “We all love our furry friends, but their carry baskets and beds can be the source of some unpleasant household odours. Get rid of bad odours and germs by using Zoflora regularly.

“Just dilute 1 capful of your choice of Zoflora disinfectant into 400ml of warm water and wipe down pet baskets and beds with the solution.”


Simply wiping down surfaces with diluted Zoflora can be used to kill harmful bacteria and viruses that may be present on the surfaces in your home.

Cloths and sponges

Zoflora says: “Bacteria LOVE dishcloths and sponges, more than you might think. The items you use for cleaning are actually perfect breeding grounds themselves for nasty bugs, and if you don’t disinfect them regularly, you can spread these germs around the kitchen.

“Get into the habit of leaving your dishcloths and sponges to soak at the end of every day. Simply fill your sink with warm water and add 1 capful of Zoflora for every 400ml of water, then leave your cleaning items to soak overnight.

“By morning, your whole kitchen will smell fragrant and fresh!”

Cleaning surfaces around the home should be done on a regular basis to ensure that germs don’t spread further around the home. 


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