How to Clean Radiators Using a Hairdryer

Dust in the house is always a big problem, in fact for some areas it is a real nightmare! Think of furniture filled with furnishings, shelves or, as we will see today, radiators. It hides in the most disparate areas and afterwards it is difficult to send it away. Fortunately, even inside the cracks of the radiator you can send the dust away in no time using a very interesting trick, namely that of the hair dryer! Let’s find out together right now how to use it!


Let’s go straight to the procedure for using this fantastic trick that will be quick and effective! The first thing to do is to place a damp microfiber cloth under the radiator and another behind it, so that they can hold all the dust without dirtying the floor. Once the cloths are in place, all you have to do is operate the hair dryer with medium speed and heat, then pass it over the entire radiator while keeping a proper distance. Pay special attention to the crevices, the jet of the appliance is precisely to go into the most hidden areas. When the dust has all come out into the open, turn off the hair dryer and wipe with a damp cloth to remove the residue, that’s it!

Alternative methods

In addition to the hair dryer, which is a quick and effective solution, there are alternative methods you can consider when you need to say goodbye to dust. Don’t worry, these are remedies you are sure to have around the house that won’t take too long. Let’s find out about the most beloved ones!

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner is a very valid substitute for a hair dryer! In fact, if you have the thin nozzle, it will have virtually the same function! Well disassemble the broom and put the hose with the nozzle, then turn it on always setting a medium speed and run it all over the radiator and into the crevices. Again, I remind you that it is important to put a damp cloth both behind and underneath the radiator to make sure that the floor does not get stained.

Dust-catcher wipe

Almost everyone in the home has wipes, but perhaps many are unaware of their amazing dust-catching functionality! In fact, the material the wipes are made of effectively traps dust without transferring it from one part of the surfaces to another. So, use it with the knot method and you will see that even dust in tight spaces will no longer be a problem. All you will need to do is take a wipe and tie a knot in one of the four corners, leaving some “tail”. The knot should be double. Insert the wipe into the slot and make sure that the knot acts as a blocker so that it does not slip, then pull it down and do the same process for all the slots. Change the wipe as needed when you see that it has become too dirty.

For stubborn stains

Now let’s see what the best remedies are for removing even stubborn stains such as encrusted dust stains, yellowing marks dictated by time or rust. Let’s find out how to remove them for the two main types of radiators:

Cast-iron radiators: you’ll need to make a smooth mixture with 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon bar soap, then spread it on a soft sponge and rub it on the affected area, then rinse.

Aluminum or metal radiators: in this case you will need to use plain white vinegar on a microfiber cloth. Alternatively, take some lemon juice.


I remind you that the remedies described are pertinent to routine cleaning. In the case of turning on the radiator after one year, you should consult an expert.

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