The first place I tried it on was around the kitchen sink. That area always seems to stay filthy with all the activity that goes on around it. To make my test even better, the sink had just been cleaned earlier that day with one of the other disinfectant products that we had (brand name). Now, if you are not familiar with peroxide, it bubbles up into foam when there are a lot of bacteria for it to kill. I sprayed around the back perimeter of the sink, which appeared to be the cleanest part. A few seconds later it began to foam up. I was surprised, considering it had been cleaned not long before. I was even more surprised at how much it continued to bubble up. I had at least inch or two of foam. I couldn’t believe it! I was completely disgusted and happy all at the same time. Happy, it was killing it and I could actually see it working and disgusted that even using these other products, there was still this much for the peroxide to work on. I continued on and cleaned the entire kitchen area. It worked great removing grime and grease from the stove, cleaning the faucet fixtures and making them nice and shiny, cleaning the microwave, you name it I cleaned it. The beauty of it all was no lingering smell at all. It actually just smelled clean. I added a little lemon juice in the sink, because I personally like a citrus smell in the kitchen. It must totally be a marketing related quirk, the idea that the smell of citrus means clean. The real test was coming back the next day and wiping down the sink again, 24 hours later. There was not nearly as much foam, although I could still see that it was cleaning well. A sigh of relief that I found something that actually worked and I could literally see the results unfold before my very eyes. This is a beautiful thing for someone who is germ phobic. Thanks to Dr. Oz I became a firm believer in the beauty of peroxide as a disinfectant cleanser.
After doing a little more research I found that it has a lot of other great uses.
- Disinfects toys, and other baby items
- Makes dishes cleaner, by adding a cap full to your dishwasher detergent, will keep your dishes from being spotty.
- Makes whites brighter, by adding a tablespoon to each average size load, can be used in place of bleach.
- Removes stains on whites, as a spot treatment (including coffee, grease, and blood)
- Works great for mopping floors, with a few drops of lemon juice added.
- Run it through your humidifiers to clean out thoroughly, by filling the tank with a bottle of peroxide and let it run until empty. It is completely non-toxic.
*Side note: In order to maintain its strength you should only pour into the spray bottle what you anticipate using that day. The dark bottle maintains its compounds that make it such an effective cleanser.
All items posted here are solely the opinion of the writer based on personal use and experience.