Hydrogen Peroxide Hacks You’ll Wish You Had Known Sooner

Many people know hydrogen peroxide as the stinging, bubbling liquid your parents forced on your cuts when you were younger. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleaching agent, antibacterial, and antiseptic. There’s plenty you can do with that untouched bottle around your home.

Since hydrogen peroxide is relatively safe, you can use it to whiten your teeth, clean your ears, and care for your skin. You can clean your entire house with hydrogen peroxide aloneā€”if you know how to use it correctly. Here are the best hydrogen peroxide hacks.

Bye Bye, Burn Residue

Burn residue can take ages to scrub off. Since burned debris cakes onto the surface of pots and pans, just scrubbing won’t do much. You need a substance that dissolves and lifts the residue. Use hydrogen peroxide to remove the grime without having to scrub.


Pour a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide (3% is fine) to cover all the burned areas. Then stir in a pile of baking soda. Leave it for at least a couple of hours; aim for six hours. The debris should lift right off! Wipe off any sticky remains until your pot or pan looks like new.