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Pinterest Tested: "Miracle" Faucet Cleaner

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser? Does it work? This is the place to find out! Each Monday I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest.

Today I am testing this Pin:

THE TEST: Are baking soda and hydrogen peroxide a miracle cleaner for bathroom gunk?

Lately I have been noticing the gross build-up around my bathroom faucets, so I thought I would try it out.

I mixed up the cleaner, applied it to the faucett, let it sit for 10 minutes, then scrubbed everything with a toothbrush.

Here's what it looked like before and after:
Can you see a difference? The brown stuff is a little lighter. But yeah, not a whole lot, huh?!

I think the cleaner did a much better job on the knob tops. They went from brown and crusty to only slightly old looking. Definitely an improvement!

The crusty stuff at the base of the round knobs didn't look like much of a change. But I know it did clean a lot of it off, because when I poured water over the handle, all this gunk came shooting out:

THE RESULTS: I think the cleaner worked. I just wouldn't call it a miracle cleaning solution...the difference after cleaning just wasn't miraculous enough to me. I do love that the cleaner didn't have a strong odor, that I had the ingredients on hand and that it was inexpensive.

ETA: I used this solution to clean the linoleum floor in my bathroom and it worked really well. I let the paste sit for ten minutes and the just wiped away all the dirt that normally requires intense scrubbing and harsh chemicals to remove. So there you go.... it's not so effective for the faucets but it worked great on the floor!

P.S. If you know how I can get these knobs looking a little less shabby, I'd love to hear suggestions.
Jennifer V.
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