Most people use hydrogen peroxide to mend and disinfect small wounds and minor cuts. This chemical can be also found in some bleach and teeth whithening products. It will come as a surprise the fact that this compound has several other uses that you never knew especially when having a bottle of hydrogen peroxide somewhere in your home. Here are 12 uses of hydrogen peroxide you wish you knew before.
1. Kitchen glass cleaner
Use hydrogen peroxide to clean glass surfaces, stove tops and mirrors. Simply spray the compound directly onto the surface and use a lint free cloth to wipe away the dirt.
2. Countertops disinfectant
Microbes can easily spread in your kitchen especially on your countertop, spray hydrogen peroxide onto your countertops to instantly kill the micro organismes.
3. Cutting board cleaner
If you don’t clean your cutting board properly it can be a host for germs and cause some real problems. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean and disinfect your cutting board and kill the dangerous bacteria.
4. Produce rinse
Dip fruits in some hydrogen peroxide for a couple of minutes then rinse it in clean water. For most people this will come as a surprise but hydrogen peroxide is totally safe and suitable for produce cleaning.
5. Refrigerator cleaner
For a bacteria clean kitchen, the refrigirator should be one of your focuses when cleaning. Spray oftenly the interior of your refrigirator with hydrogen peroxide, let the compound soak for a while and grab a clean cloth to remove crud to fully disinfect.
6. Pot and pan degreaser
When you are dealing with crud that is hard to get rid of, mix hydrogen peroxide with some baking soda until you make a paste, then use this blend to rub away dirt and grim. Let the paste sit on the stains for a few minutes and scurb it with a sponge and warm water.
7. Stain remover
When dealing with really hard stains pour 3% hydrogene peroxide directly onto the stain. Let the compound soak in for a few minutes then rub the stain out before rinsin it with cold water.
8. Tile grout cleaner
Kitchen and bathroom tiles can get dirty very fast. To safely clean the tiles pray hydrogen peroxide onto the grout and let the compound soak in for about 30 minutes. When it is fully soaked, use a stiff-bristled brush to remove the accumulated dirt.
9. Mold remover
Spray hydrogen peroxide directly onto the mold to prevent fungus growth.
10. Toilet bowl cleaner
Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into your toilet and let it sit for about 20 minutes, and scrub the bowel to make it clean.
11. Plant protecter
If you are looking for a natural fungus deterrent, then add some drops of hydrogen peroxide to your water spray and make sure that the proportions are half a cup to a galon.
12. Floor brightener
When mopping your floor, mix half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a gallon of hot water. This mix is safe for all types of floors and surfaces and it is an effective brightener for old floors.