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03 April 2015 @ 11:08 am
Hi everyone,

My first time posting here, hoping you can all help me :)

I have had a Lunette cup for a couple of years now. I have never had a problem with cleaning it before but I noticed that the air holes did not get fully cleaned after my last cycle. I was wiping it down with some rubbing alcohol to get ready for the next cycle when I noticed some blood coming off of the holes.

Anyone else experienced this? Is a wipe down with rubbing alcohol enough to disinfect in this case or should I boil it since it was sitting with the dried blood for nearly a month? Any tips to make sure that the air holes get thoroughly cleaned? I usually squish soapy water through them several times but maybe this isn't enough!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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Kathlynekathlyne on April 3rd, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
To clean the holes you can fill the cup with soapy water, then invert the cup onto your hand and squeeze the water out through the holes. This works most of the time, but sometimes the holes get clogged or whatever. I use a nail brush to clean out the holes when that happens. Rather than brush the cup, I stick as many bristles as I can into the hole then wiggle, push and pull, etc. That seems to work.

I never boil my cup. Clean as cutlery as Kuradi and I like to say. I just use water or soap and water. Alcohol should be enough. To remove any staining I like to use a peroxide-based stain remover--I coat the cup, then let it sit in the sun. In a few hours it looks good as new.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 3rd, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
I use 3% hydrogen peroxide to get the gunk in the holes to break down; squeeze it in and out of the holes a few times and let the cup sit in it for a couple minutes, and you should be good.
selofain: Wormselofain on April 4th, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
I sometimes use a toothpick if I notice that squishing water through isn't doing the trick.

When I soak it in hydrogen peroxide, what I like to do to make sure it gets through the holes is to fill the cup up to the brim, place it with the bowl upside down, then flip everything so it's right-side up. I fill the bowl a little more, then squish the cup a few times to get H2O2 through the holes. Then I fill as needed to soak. But that's only if you want to be super thorough.

Oddly enough, I haven't noticed any squishy-resistant clogging after I started sunning the cup. It may or may not be related.