The elegance of white can be altered when appliances start to yellow. Here's how to bring them back to their original color
The purity, classicism and timelessness of white make it an essential color in the kitchen. That's why many people choose to place white appliances in this important room of the house. However, its elegance is dulled by the dirt that can accumulate and marks are visible, so almost daily cleaning is required.
In addition, over time, appliances of this color tend to yellow. To avoid this discoloration which spoils their appearance, it is essential to clean them thoroughly, at least once every three months, both outside and inside, where they are often much dirtier.
Washing machine and dishwasher doors should be cleaned, as should refrigerator shelves and drawers. To prevent the plastic of these expensive products from yellowing, today we'll look at how to clean and whiten them with an effective home trick that doesn't require expensive chemicals.
Chlorine, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Yellowish color is caused by continuous exposure to the sun, excessive heat or certain corrosive chemicals. Although they are very unsightly, it is not complicated to remove them. The first thing to do is to thoroughly clean the surface with warm water and soap to remove dirt and grease. Then put on gloves and a mask to protect your hands and mucous membranes from the strong odor of the solution to be prepared.
In a plastic container, mix two glasses of hot water, one cup of bleach, half a cup of baking soda and a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide. Then, using a spoon, stir until all of these potential whitening ingredients are well integrated and thoroughly diluted.
The best thing about this homemade tip is that it can be done at home with affordable products.
Dip a sponge or brush in the mixture and wipe the yellowed plastic (both on the outside and inside of the appliances) in circular motions. Once the surface is covered, it is left for 25 minutes and after this time, a microfiber cloth is moistened and wiped to remove residue and dirt, and then dried with another clean cloth. This operation should be repeated every two months as a preventive measure and, above all, it can be done at home with affordable products.
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