I love Windex because it has so many purposes. Windex isn’t just for windows. Windex works well for many surfaces, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms.
If I’m speed-cleaning my kitchen and bathrooms and only want to use one cleaner, I use Windex. It cleans faucets, sinks, stoves, microwaves, and windows. So grab your Windex and microfiber cloths, and let’s get cleaning.
Where you shouldn’t use Windex
Below is a list of things you shouldn’t use Windex on, as it can damage certain surfaces.
The alcohol in the Windex could cause some permanent discoloration.
This is a common mistake for people trying to clean their picture frames. Some picture frames have Plexiglass instead of glass. The ammonia in the Windex will ruin the Plexiglass so use a little soap and water instead.
3. Shower doors
If your shower door is hard water-free, go ahead and clean it. But if you have hard water stains or watermarks on your door, Windex isn’t going to clean it. I recommend using a dry Mr. Clean sponge to get rid of the watermarks, then make it shine with Windex.
4. Stainless steel
The finishes on stainless still vary. And depending on the finish, it can interact with Windex.
5. TV or computer screens
Windex can damage the monitors, leaving them cloudy. It can even warp the screen.
6. Copper pans
Windex contains alcohol that can react with copper causing permanent discoloration.
7. Car windows
Instead, use the same water and soap to clean the rest of your car. Just be sure to use a microfiber cloth to dry the windows to make them streak-free.
8. Granite, marble, or other natural stone
The ammonia dulls the surface of any natural stone.
If you are cleaning your patio furniture, skip the deck. Ammonia can dry out and crack the wood.
Don’t spray Windex on the inside of the dishwasher. You don’t want the chemicals to be around your eating utensils.
Windex gets rid of Blood Stains
Windex is fantastic for getting blood from things like sheets, shirts, and mattresses. Try it if you ever get a blood stain on your shirt.
Windex is Not a Disinfectant
Windex is excellent for cleaning many different surfaces but isn’t a disinfectant. We are wiping away germs with Windex in speed cleaning, but we’re not disinfecting or killing bacteria and viruses. So don’t use Windex to clean your toilets; always disinfect your faucets daily. We like Force of Nature.
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