Removing yellowed spots from home appliances can be tricky, but there are several methods you can try. Clean your appliances once a week with an all-purpose cleaner that contains bleach, a miracle sponge or baking soda. If a device is heavily yellowed, apply hydrogen peroxide cream and place the device in direct sunlight for three to four hours to restore the discoloration.
Method 1 of 2: Easy cleaning
Step 1. Wipe appliances with all-purpose cleaner
To clean white appliances, use all-purpose cleaner that contains bleach to disinfect surfaces and fade stains. Spray on a clean cloth or sponge and wipe the surface thoroughly. Rinse the surface with a clean and wet cloth.
- Read the packaging before buying to make sure it is safe to use on household appliances.
- Keep your appliances nice and white by cleaning them in this way every week.
Step 2. Use a miracle sponge
Buy a magic sponge to remove stains from your yellowed appliances and bleach them. Simply wet the sponge and wipe the surface of the appliance thoroughly with it. There is no need to rinse the surface afterwards.
Miracle Sponges are safe to use on most surfaces, but not on surfaces with a glossy or delicate finish
Step 3. Clean surfaces with baking soda
Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on a damp and clean cloth and wipe the surface of the yellowed appliance with it. Use a soft toothbrush to clean tricky spots and corners. Rinse the surface by wiping it with a clean and wet cloth.
Step 4. Make a mixture of bleach and baking soda
In a bucket, mix a liter of water with 120 ml of bleach and 60 grams of baking soda. Put on gloves, dip a clean sponge in the mixture, wring it out and wipe the surface of the device with it. Leave the mixture for ten minutes and then wipe the device again with a clean and wet sponge.
You may need to repeat the process a few times for best results. Make sure you let the mixture soak in for ten whole minutes each time
Method 2 of 2: Using hydrogen peroxide cream on small plastic appliances
Step 1. Buy a package of hydrogen peroxide cream
At stores that sell hair dye, look for a package containing hydrogen peroxide cream. Hydrogen peroxide cream has a strength of 9-12%, which means it works better than regular hydrogen peroxide with a strength of 3%. This product is used at salons to bleach and dye hair and is included in some permanent hair dye kits that you can buy at the drugstore.
Step 2. Cover the device with an even layer of hydrogen peroxide cream
Put on gloves to protect your skin. Cover logos and stickers on the device with adhesive tape to protect them. Apply the hydrogen peroxide cream to the surface of the device with a toothbrush or paintbrush.
Step 3. Put the item in a bag and put it outside in the sun
Place the item in a large resealable plastic bag or clear trash bag and seal it tightly. The hydrogen peroxide cream should not dry out during this process, so make sure there are no tears or holes in the bag. Place the item outside in direct sunlight.
- This bleaching method is ideal for small and medium-sized appliances that you can easily put in a pocket and move outside.
- Before you start, check the weather forecast to make sure it stays sunny for a few hours.
Step 4. Leave the device outside
Leave the device outside in the sun for three to four hours. Turn the object every hour so that all sides get the same amount of sun. Exposure to UV light causes a reaction with the hydrogen peroxide cream, bleaching the yellowed areas on the device.
Step 5. Remove the item from the bag and rinse
Remove the item from the bag. Wipe off any hydrogen peroxide cream from the surface with a wet cloth. Let the item dry for several hours before using it.