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A Clean Sweep after the chagim

The Chametz may have gone, but post-Pesach there will be matzah crumbs and more....so you'll be needing these

Brigit Grant is the Jewish News Supplements Editor


The Minky Window Vacuum Cleaner and Finishing Cloth

(£29.99) has a spray bottle and microfibre head which cleans windows, mirrors, tiles and showers. Designed for one hand use this is perfect if you have to clear up any wine spillage after Elijah’s visit.



Your Bubba  knows a good clean requires a bit of elbow grease and that means going old school with The Charles Bentley Heritage cleaning caddy (£24.99) which has a real scrubbing brush and ostrich feather duster. .buydirect4u.co.uk.




The Bentley microfibre triangle mop (£18) picks up dust, dirt and matzah crumbs without the need for detergents and is also great at tackling wooden floors. .buydirect4u.co.uk.





If the afikomen was hidden behind a radiator, you’ll be needing a Heritage radiator brush (£10.99.) With a long, flexible wire, small brush head and wooden handle, it is perfect for dusting small spaces. .buydirect4u.co.uk.





There’s no doubt your drapes need a good dusting and though washing them is a pain Phoenix Gold FreeFlight  is a cordless iron which means you can reach both ends of the ironing board without having to stop and untangle the cord. The ceramic soleplate heats up from cold in less than 30 seconds, and the reheat time, when placed back in the dock, is only 6 seconds so stubborn creases are a thing of the past  and this smooth piece of kit glides across all fabrics without sticking or snagging, while a precision tip gets to the trickiest areas around buttons or between pleats.  £49.99 and available from JMLdirect.com

The Shark is the Gal Gadot of hoovers, i.e. Wonder Woman which is required for Passover cleaning. Cord free with Duo Clean and Flexology technologies (that’s two brush rolls removing dirt from carpets and hard floors) it is lightweight with a removable/rechargeable battery. (from £249.99 ) at Amazon, Argos, Curry’s, Very, Sainsburys and direct from Shark at Sharkclean.eu  







Bored with the bleach on the shelf and the smell of Cif ? Then try these sparkling products to shift Passover schmutz with fragrances that are almost edible…..

 Vamoose (£4.99 )smells minty and cleans kitchens with a foaming action.

Clean-ology lemongrass and orange glass cleaner (£4.99) is eco-friendly and full of essential oils to clean glass.


Hob Heaven Ceramic and Hob Daily Cleaning Spray ooze citrus and are non-scratch and Orange Oil Wood furniture polish (£6.99) will conjure up an orange grove in Israel while nourishing your tables and chairs.

All available from Lakeland.co.uk and branches at Watford and Brent Cross


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