12 Surprising Uses Of Hydrogen Peroxide That Will Change The Way You Clean


Hydrogen peroxide is a common item in most homes and its main use is disinfecting minor cuts. Some of the chemicals in hydrogen peroxide are also ingredients in teeth whitening and bleaching products. However, there are many other uses of this product that you may find hard to believe. Here are 12 ways you can use hydrogen peroxide in your home:

  1. Kitchen glass cleaner

Spray hydrogen peroxide directly on glass surfaces such as mirrors and stove tops and wipe away the dirt with a clean, lint-free cloth.

  1. Countertops disinfectant

The kitchen can become invaded by dangerous bacteria and microbes if you don’t disinfect it properly. Hydrogen peroxide can get rid of all the bacteria if you spray it on the countertops and wipe with a cloth.

  1. Cutting board cleaner

Cutting board can also become a breeding ground for bacteria if they are not cleaned thoroughly. You can disinfect it and kill all the harmful bacteria by using hydrogen peroxide.

  1. Produce rinse

You can also clean your fruits and vegetables thoroughly in a completely safe way with hydrogen peroxide. Soak them in for about 1-2 minutes and then rinse with clean water.

  1. Refrigerator cleaner

Since the fridge is a place where we keep food it is extremely important to take proper care of its hygiene. You can disinfect your fridge by spraying hydrogen peroxide on the inside and leaving it for a few minutes. Then wipe with a clean cloth. You should repeat this once a season follows.

  1. Pot and pan de-greaser

Create a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and use it to remove any stubborn crud or grime. You can also leave the mixture on the dirt to work for a few minutes and then remove it easily with a sponge and warm water.

  1. Stain remover

You can treat a stubborn stain by pouring 3% hydrogen peroxide directly on it. Leave it to soak for about 1 minute, rub the stain and rinse with cold water.

  1. Tile ground cleaner

The kitchen and bathroom tiles can often be very tricky to clean. You can gently clean the tiles by spraying them with hydrogen peroxide. Leave it to soak for about half an hour and use a stiff-bristled brush to remove the dirt.

  1. Mold remover

You can kill the fungus causing the mold by spraying it with hydrogen peroxide.

  1. Toilet bowl cleaner

Pour ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide on the toilet bowl and let it sit for 20 minutes before scrubbing it.

  1. Protect plants

You can also remove the fungus that affects plants by spraying a mixture of ½ cup hydrogen for 1 gallon of water.

  1. Floor brightener

You can make your floor look squeaky clean and sparkling by mopping it with a mixture of ½ cup hydrogen peroxide in 1 gallon of hot water. This mild cleaning agent can be used on any kind of surface.

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RESOURCES:  www.huffingtonpost.com,pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov