Even the most line-conscious people can’t help but eat potatoes at least once a week, can they? In fact, the world’s most famous and popular tuber is consumed repeatedly in the kitchen, but perhaps you didn’t know that its use doesn’t just come down to the stove! Well yes, potatoes, thanks to their composition and the starch they contain, are perfect for so many chores around the house, especially if we talk about the peels. In fact, today I am going to tell you things around the house that can shine using just potato peels!
The first items that can benefit from the degreasing action of potato peels are those made of silver! How many times do we notice that it has become stained or blackened? Well, as of today have a no-cost solution that you can use to your advantage. All you have to do is wash some potato peels well and rub them on the affected items, then rinse with plenty of water to remove the starch. You will see that it will be shiny!
It might sound strange, but even glass will shine if you clean it with a potato! All you have to do is take the potato peels and rub them on the previously moistened glass with a wrung-out cloth. Make circular motions and then rinse thoroughly. The moment you dry, you will realize that the glass will be shiny. In addition, half a potato is also a great way to keep water droplets from sticking to the shower glass-just wipe it over before showering and it will slide right off!
Steel is always a big headache because we can’t always keep it as shiny and clean as we would like. When you see that it has dulled or you want to polish it just right, potato peels will do! You’ll need to take them and adhere them to the sponge (the inside should be in contact with the steel), then also sprinkle a little baking soda on the steel and go rub it in. Rinse and then enjoy the fantastic result! In fact, the steel will be super clean and shiny!
Encrusted pots, dirty pans, stained cutlery and utensils are the order of the day, but did you know you can get them clean again with potato peels? All you’ll need to do is take the peels, sprinkle baking soda on top and rub vigorously over the affected dishes. Then rinse thoroughly by wiping the sponge with a little vinegar and they’ll be perfect!
Warning. Potato peels are not a substitute for dish soap, but they are great for stubborn scale.
Not only dirt on dishes is the order of the day, but also limescale! Quite a problem especially in the bathroom where we see it appearing on faucets, on the mixer and shower head, on glassware, and so on. To remove it for good, potato peels can be a great solution. You will need to spread bar soap or baking soda on the peels and rub it on the affected areas. Afterwards, leave it on for a while and then switch to normal washing by wiping with a microfiber cloth soaked in vinegar.
Natural dish degreaser
Did you know that with potato peels you can also make a fantastic natural dish degreaser? Making it is super easy, I’ll explain how to do it right now!
- 3 potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- Juice of half a lemon
First, you will need to boil the potato skins (washed well previously) in a generous amount of water. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and let it cool, then drain the peels and place them inside an airtight glass jar. At this point, you will need to add the other ingredients, mixing them well and letting them blend together. Then fill the jar all the way to the top with boiling water, let it cool and when it has come to room temperature put it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day your degreaser is ready! Use it on surfaces and see that they will be as good as new!
Warning: I advise you not to prepare large quantities of detergent because, being natural, it cannot be stored for long.
Try the remedies described earlier on unseen corners to make sure they will not stain or damage surfaces.