A year and a half ago, I tested several homemade glass cleaners.
Some of you may be aware of this. Some of you who saunter over here from Pinterest (bless its internety heart) probably came here just because of that particular pin.
The best homemade glass cleaner ever, which I dubbed Alvin Corn, was my shining glory in the moment. I had dreams of every person in the entire world trying this and oohing and ahhing at their newly crystal clear visage. We’re talking back when Crunchy Betty had 20 dedicated readers. I thought we could take over the world.
It didn’t exactly go like that. We had to wait a year and a half for Alvin Corn to gather up the buzz – and it has. Oh yes, it has.
Here’s what it looks like, in all its cloudy glory:
As it’s coming into its own time, I thought it would be an excellent moment to try my hand at making an instructional video on how to make this winning cleaner. I like to make videos every few months, just to remind myself that writing with my fingers is my forte, not blathering through my mouth.
Also, we will no longer call this, officially, Alvin Corn, because … seriously. Who wants to use something called Alvin Corn? It’s like a chipmunk with a foot ailment.
Can you think of a better name for this glass cleaner than Alvin Corn? Ideas in the comments, please!
In the meantime, I want to refresh your memory on the exact recipe (which I have halved for this particular video, because a full size recipe does not fit into a reused Bragg’s apple cider vinegar bottle).
And then you can laugh at me in the instructional video.
Your Winning Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
Before you get the recipe, here are a couple of points:
- Do try to use filtered or distilled water with this, as tap water is still a bit yucky, and it may leave more residue on your mirrors and windows.
- This should keep for at least a month, with the alcohol and vinegar acting as preservatives, but keep an eye on it for any longer than that.
- I find it works even better with an old cut up pair of jersey-type yoga pants than with paper towels, even.
The Best Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
- 1 c. filtered, very hot water
- 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/8 c. rubbing alcohol (at least 70% isopropyl, if not more)
- 1/8 c. white vinegar
Boil your water and let it cool just a bit. Add cornstarch to your spray bottle, and then the hot water. Shake well to dissolve. Add the rubbing alcohol and vinegar, and shake again. Every time you use this, you’ll want to shake it up to avoid clogging the spray nozzle with undissolved cornstarch. Use liberally and happily. Smile.
For Those of You Who Are Into Videos – I Present … This!
We’re reaching a new audience here – yay!
So if you have tried this and love it, I would REALLY love to see some feedback in the comments. Also? Name? What is the name of this glass cleaner?