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Why You Shouldn't Clean Your TV With Windex

Don't Buy TV Cleaner, and Stay Away from the Windex

Inevitably, your fancy HDTV and flat-panel monitor are going to collect dust. But how should you clean them? Many people go the Windex route, while others splurge for the pricey cleaning products sold at BestBuy and the like. Truth is, however, the best way to clean your LCD and plasma screens is with a soft cloth and water, says Consumer Reports.

The chemicals in Windex and other glass cleaners are too harsh for use on the sensitive screens used in LCDs. And even paper towels could scratch the surface of the screen. On the other hand, commercial cleaning products are absurdly overpriced, and won't yield results significantly better than you'd get with a bit of water and a microfiber cloth (like those used to clean eyeglasses and camera lenses).

So, save your cash, and stay away from the Windex. Instead, get a microfiber cloth (most pairs of glasses, and even the iPhone, come prepackaged with one), and moisten it. Then, lightly rub it over your TV. That's it! [From: Consumer Reports, via Consumerist]

Tags: cleaning, flat-panel, hdtv, housecleaning, household, how to, HowTo, lcd, microfiber, plasma, top

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