Monday, May 7, 2012

Glass Cleaner

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I found a glass cleaner recipe a few years ago that worked pretty well, but every time I used it everyone would complain about the smell of the vinegar that made up most of the formula. I went back to buying bottles of Windex until one day I found this recipe hidden in the recesses of a newspaper my mom had handed me. The first thing I noticed when I looked it over is that it didn't include any vinegar. I decided to give it a try. Here is the recipe, in case you would like to try it, too:

1 Quart Distilled Water
1/2 cup Rubbing Alcohol
1/2 Tbsn Prell

Mix together in a spray bottle and try it out. If it seems too sudsy, add less Prell the next time.

This glass cleaner does a great job cleaning and smells a lot better than the vinegar. Let me know what you think of it.


  1. I use almost the same recipe but use Dawn dishwashing liquid (the original blue) instead of Prell. I love it on mirrors. But it is good to know I can use shampoo if I am out of Dawn. I would have never thought of that. When mixing I try to remember to add the Dawn last or I get too many suds. I usually remember....usually. TIP: For safety write on the bottle what is in it AND I write the recipe on the bottle so I don't have to look it up every time I make it. (You can write this on a piece of paper and 'laminate' it with packing tape.) I measure & pour the rubbing alcohol into the bottle then mark the level on the bottle. I then do the same with the water. Since I just squeeze and guess the amount of soap, I never have to clean measuring spoons or cups. Yes, I am THAT lazy. But pouring the soap in last should help with the bubbles when mixing. Love your blog!

    1. I love your idea of putting the recipe on the bottle. I will do that right away. And I am glad to know I can use dishwashing liquid instead of the Prell, too, as I always have Dawn around. Thanks for your comments :)