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12 surprising uses of hydrogen peroxide that will change the way you clean

You likely keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your home to disinfect minor cuts. The chemical compound is also found in some teeth whitening and other bleaching products. You’ll be surprised to learn there are oh-so-many-more uses for this magical product.Here are 12 of our favorite uses for hydrogen peroxide:

1. Kitchen glass cleaner

To clean glass surfaces, including mirrors and stove tops, spray hydrogen peroxide directly onto the surface. Use a clean lint-free cloth to then easily wipe away dirt.

2. Countertops disinfectant

Your kitchen countertops can be breeding grounds for all kinds of nasty microbes. Take preventative care by spraying hydrogen peroxide onto countertops.

3. Cutting board cleaner

Cutting boards are tricky. If they are not cleaned properly, they can present some particularly bad problems in the germ department. Use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect cutting boards and kill dangerous bacteria.

4. Produce rinse

You may be surprised to know that hydrogen peroxide offers a perfectly safe method for cleaning produce. Soak fruits and vegetables in hydrogen peroxide for one to two minutes and then rinse it in clean water.

5. Refrigerator cleaner

Refrigerator maintenance is important for a bacteria-free kitchen environment. Once a season, spray the inside of your refrigerator with hydrogen peroxide. Let the liquid soak in for a few minutes, and then use a clean cloth to remove crud and fully disinfect.

6. Pot and pan degreaser

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