De-Yellowing Formula for Appliances

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If you have white appliances and they’re a couple years old, chances are they’ve already started to take on a yellowish-tint. Here’s a simple De-Yellowing Formula for White Appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, air conditioning units and more…
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White appliances tend to yellow with age due to oxidization. Of course, if the appliance happens to be in the home of a smoker, this effect can be due to nicotene and tar build-up as well.

It’s rather simple to fix, here’s how:

You’ll Need:
1/2 cup bleach
4 cups warm water
1/4 cup baking soda

Combine the ingredients in a bowl, soak a clean cloth in the mixture and gently scrub the plastic areas of the appliance with it, allow it to set on the yellowed appliance for 8-10 minutes.

Rinse well and Dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.

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5 Comments

  1. Do NOT use this recipe! I used it on my year old (very expensive) fridge. At first it worked great, then within a week I noticed a bunch of small rust spots coming through the white paint!

    Day by day the rust has spread, to the point that I needed to replace my already new fridge.. extremely frustrated and annoyed. I 100% advise against trying this recipe

    • Do not use this recipe! i used it on my year old (very expensive) fridge. at first it worked great, then within a week i noticed a bunch of small rust spots coming through the white paint!

      first of all, why would a very expensive 1 year old fridge be all yellowed already?
      I have a CHEAP fridge that’s 10 years old and it hasn’t yellowed.

      Second,Plastic doesn’t rust, you probably should’ve followed the directions.

  2. No where in the instructions does it mention ‘plastic’ even though it’s assumed because the white metal parts of a refridgerator usually don’t yellow. However the photo used is of the water dispenser. Maybe it had yellowed there because the person had hard water problems. I’m trying it right now on the PLASTIC on my fridge.

    Hope it works. This is a ubiquitous problem you see in a modern home. Plastics are used everywhere and always turn yellow.

    If this doesn’t work I’ll try that ‘Spraynine’ and see what happens.

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