Jul 02, 2023

5 Different Uses for Glass Cleaner in Your Home (Hint: It's Not Just For Showers or Windows)

5 Different Uses for Glass Cleaner in Your Home (Hint: It's Not Just For Showers or Windows)

Glass cleaner can be a seriously versatile household product that often gets overlooked and labelled a “one-trick pony”. While we tend to associate its use with cleaning windows and shower screens, there are plenty of other surprising and creative uses for glass cleaner throughout your home. Here are 5 unexpected ways to utilise glass cleaner that go beyond its traditional applications. Prepare to be amazed!

1. Stainless steel surfaces

Glass cleaner can work wonders on stainless steel surfaces, leaving them fingerprint-free and gleaming. Simply spray a small amount of high-quality glass cleaner onto a microfiber cloth and gently wipe down your stainless steel appliances, taps and other surfaces. Glass cleaner will help to remove smudges, grease, and grime, restoring the original shine to your stainless steel surfaces, especially in between big cleans.

2. Ceramic tiles

Over time, ceramic tiles tend to lose their lustre, becoming dull and looking a little worse for wear. Generously spray your glass cleaning solution onto the tiles, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub the tiles and rinse to see renewed shine and vibrancy.

3. Mirrors

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people simply use their generic multi-purpose cleaners on their mirrors. Using a specialised glass cleaner with a lint-free cleaning cloth will help dissolve fingerprints, smudges, and residue, leaving your mirrors crystal clear, streak-free and sparkling.

4. Blinds and lampshades

“But they’re often made of soft material!” They are. That is why it’s very important to follow these steps (and use common sense)  if you use a glass cleaner to freshen them up. First, grab a microfibre cloth and spray it VERY lightly with glass cleaner. Gently wipe down the lampshade, being careful not to saturate it. The glass cleaner and cloth combination will remove surface dust and grime, giving your lampshades and blinds a new lease on life.

5. Glass jewellery

Of course, it’s always best to triple-check that the jewellery is actually made of glass before using a glass cleaning solution to brighten it up. If it is glass jewellery, simply use your glass cleaner the same as you would a regular jewellery cleaner - dilute the solution with water (half and half is generally a good mix), then soak the jewellery for a short period of time. Gently brush or wipe the pieces clean with a soft cloth, and rinse thoroughly with water.

Surprising? We thought so! As always, before using a product for a purpose other than the one it's been designed for, always read the instructions on the packaging, follow the manufacturer's instructions, take note of ingredients and do your own research to ensure safe and appropriate usage. Happy cleaning!