It can be frustrating to scrub the dirt and soap scum out of your bathroom to no avail, but one mom has shared a trick that’s getting a lot of attention online.
One mom took to the popular Mums Who Clean to share that she used ketchup to help remove those stubborn stains.
Posting to the group, a woman thanked a member who had previously posted about the hack, which simply involves applying ketchup around the sink drain ring and leaving it there to do its thing highly acidic magic, KidSpot reported.
“I used ketchup and left for 11 hours,” the mother wrote.
“It was scrubbed and then rinsed.”
She added stunning before-and-after photos, which attracted hundreds of likes and comments.
“I tried my faucets and it came out with stubborn dirt that I couldn’t move. Ketchup for the win!” said one member.
“Clean as a whistle,” wrote another. “I was totally blown away. My arthritic hands will be eternally grateful.”
“I left mine for three hours,” added another. “It worked so well.”
It was generally agreed in the group that the cheap, non-toxic hack worked because tomatoes are acidic, but mostly in the form of supermarket ketchup.
Admittedly, some mothers were “concerned” about the hack.
“If I left ketchup in my sink for 11 hours, my son would 100% lick it off,” laughed one.
Another joked: “I’m pretty sure one of my kids would dip their food in it.”
While the hack was met with enthusiasm – and even thanks from some social media users, frustrated with the grime in the bathroom – others questioned the use of “half a bottle” of sauce when ready-made products they could do the trick.
“Bar Keepers Friend or even Jif,” suggested one, to which another replied: “But of course this does! And less chemicals.”
And another time, one asked, “Isn’t it easier to use Jif and be glowing in minutes,” and was met with, “How do you reduce the toxin load in your home!”
One member shared, “This is how I clean my little brass ring holder…it comes out nice and shiny!”
Others also revealed that the hack works on faucets and sink faucets.
Then there was the woman who swore by using ketchup…in her hair.
“It works when blonde hair turns green from pool chlorine. I tried it and it works!”
Two other members agreed with this tip, so it looks like it’s worth a try!
This article originally appeared on KidSpot and is reproduced with permission.
Originally posted as Moms Use Ketchup to Clean Their Bathrooms