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Food Items That Can Double As a Cleaning Agent

Can you imagine using a slice of bread to collect shards of broken glass? No, right? But this is one way you can use bread, stale or otherwise. You’ll be surprised to know that there are many such food items at home that can be used as a cleaning agent.  


Making use of these natural cleaning agents is a better alternative to using chemicals based products. Let’s take a look at these food items now, shall we?


Coffee Grounds

Are you left with pans caked with food that are hard to remove? Sprinkle some coffee grounds on to them and let them rest for a while. Coffee grounds are abrasive in texture and can help remove buildup on hard-to-clean surfaces. You can also make use of coffee to clean your sink, grill or cookware.


Ketchup

Did you just think of fries looking at the ketchup? You probably did. But here we are talking of using ketchup for an entirely different purpose that is, to polish metals. What? Metals? Yes, metals! The acetic acid content in ketchup reacts with the tarnish on the metal and polishes it. You can clean brass, copper, stainless steel and even silver with the help of ketchup. 


Here’s how you can do it:

  • Rub some ketchup on the surface of the metal you want to polish.

  • Leave it for a few minutes for the reaction to take place. 

  • Finally, scrub it gently and watch the metal shine!


White Bread

White bread is highly absorbent; it is the natural equivalent of a synthetic sponge. Hence, you can use it to clean matter like dust and grime. We’ve already mentioned one use of bread at the beginning of this article. Apart from that, you can make use of white bread for soaking food spills on tables and cleaning dirt marks from walls and windows. Also, the yeast, flour and water content in the bread leaves no residue. So you never have to worry about leaving behind any marks on these surfaces!


Potato


We know that potatoes can generate electricity. (What? You didn't know of it? Well, now you know!) Other than producing 1.2 volts of energy per potato, they can also help clean a rusty metal. All you have to do is cut a potato in half, dip it in rock salt and rub it over the rusted surface. The oxalic acid in the potato helps to dissolve the rust by reacting with the iron in the metal to form ferric oxalate, which in turn dissolves in water.


Vinegar & Baking Soda

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The super cleaning couple, vinegar and baking soda can help you clean varied types of stains on clothes and upholstery. Want to know something more on it? Read our article on removing stains efficiently here


Baking soda is an excellent agent to clean grime off any kind of surface. Simply mix enough water along with baking soda to make a paste and apply on to the dirty surface. Scrape away once the paste dries off and wipe the surface with a clean and dry cloth. 


Conclusion

Most of us are surrounded by such cleaning agents just metres away from where we are sitting at home. All we need to know are their usage purposes, besides eating, of course! Did you like these hacks? Share it with your friends and family so that it is useful for them as well. Happy cleaning! 


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