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Pump toothpaste dispensers

Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem once it has dispensed around 1/3 to 1/2 of it's contents?
It then seems that the only way to get the remainder is to use the brush to push on the bottom while pressing firmly on the pump. As soon as the paste appears it is a matter as getting the brush back to the top before it disappears down the plughole Cheesy

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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

That reminds me of Colmans Mustard..... apparently, one of the directors said, that the more people left on their plates, after a meal, the more profit Colmans make.....  Cheesy
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Quote from: Mav
Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem once it has dispensed around 1/3 to 1/2 of it's contents?

That's probably why the 99p shops are full of them.
I did try one and as you say half way down it runs out of steam. I find I have to pump it a couple of times to get it to work now.
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Used Colgate's pumps for years and did not experience this problem. Have reverted back to tubes as they are cheaper.
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Has anyone tried using something like http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tube-Squeezer-Toothpaste-Cream-ect/dp/B003B7RLKQ ?
Does it get the last bit out of the tube?
Does anyone know where you can get a better designed version?
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

I've never had a problem with Sensodyne ones.
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Have to say when I used to use the pump dispensers I was amazed how well they worked. Sides of the tube perfectly clean and only could get one may be two more brush fulls usinf the method describe in the OP.
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Maybe Mav's using stripey toothpaste, if one of the stripes gets a knot it will probably jam the pump mechanism  Cheesy
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Quote from: alanf
I've never had a problem with Sensodyne ones.

Strange as it's the Sensodyne ones I was talking about.
Quote from: walker23
Maybe Mav's using stripey toothpaste,

I'd hope you'd get some sort of signal before any problems Cheesy

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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

I buy these in 10's when on offer at Boots 2-4-1's and half price.
(Free delivery to store when ordered in-store.  Offers seen on website)
Just checked, the standard ones are on offer at 52p each !!!
http://www.boots.com/en/Aquafresh-Fresh-Minty-Toothpaste-100ml_867527/

Never had a problem with the pump version.


As for squeezing out the last drop from a squeezy tube, I find my thumb and forefinger does an excellent job !
Tube folded then pushed in-line.
(With a crocodile clip on the "folded" end as the tube gets over half empty )
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As for squeezing out the last drop from a squeezy tube, I find my thumb and forefinger does an excellent job !

Remember when you used to do that with the old toothpaste tubes. The last bit used to come out with grey stains from the metal. Sad
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Oh I thought the one's valet was responsible for putting the toothpaste on one's toothbrush.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Grin Grin Grin
Excellent!
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

I use the maid, much better looking
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Re: Pump toothpaste dispensers

Note to self ...
Put electric toothbrush in mouth before switching on !