The Kitchen Ingredient That'll Leave The Glass Surfaces In Your Home Dazzling

Are you looking for an easy way to clean your glass stovetop, windows, and tables? Glass surfaces can be a pain to clean, as it's hard to get them streak-free. Chemical glass cleaners are effective but they aren't the most environmentally-friendly option. You can make a DIY glass cleaner using a simple, cheap item you probably already have at home — cornstarch. This common household ingredient will leave you with clean, streak-free glass surfaces.

Most people have cornstarch in their pantry. It's a primary thickening agent that is used in many recipes. Cornstarch has long been used in natural cleaning solutions and is a safe yet effective alternative to harsh cleaners. Cornstarch is a mild abrasive, so it can remove dirt from surfaces without damaging them. This household essential makes a great glass cleaner because of its abrasive properties. It is also absorbent, which helps to soak up dirt on windows.

Get your windows crystal clear

There are several ways to clean your windows with cornstarch. You can simply use cornstarch and water for routine cleaning. Add  ½ gallon warm water to a bucket along with ¼ cup of cornstarch. Mix these two ingredients and then use a microfiber cloth to wash your windows. After you have cleaned the entire surface of the window, wipe it down with newspapers or a squeegee.

If your windows are especially dirty, you can add a couple of other ingredients to your window cleaning solution. In a large bowl, mix two cups of water, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, ¼ cup white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon corn starch. Then, transfer the solution into a spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle well and then spray down the entire surface of the window. After spraying, make sure you wipe the window well with a microfiber cloth, as cornstarch can leave a residue.

Clean grease and grime from your glass stovetop

Cornstarch is great for cleaning grease splatters and food from your stovetop. Combine one cup of cornstarch and two cups of water in a bowl. You should have a paste. Take a cloth and spread the cornstarch mixture all over your stovetop. Let it sit on your stovetop for 20 minutes. That way it can absorb any greasy stains. After the time is up, take a sponge and scrub any stains or bits of food remaining. Wipe up the cornstarch mixture with a wet cloth.

In addition to cleaning your stove, you can also use cornstarch to clean the grime on your cookware. Have a serious mess in your pan? No problem — cornstarch will remove the burnt-on food and restore its shine. When cleaning your stovetop, use the leftover cornstarch and water paste to scrub your pans. Don't forget about the bottoms. When you are done, wash the cookware well.