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How to Clean Household Electronics

Here are a few simple ways to keep home electronics like TV screens, cable boxes, DVRs, remotes, game controllers, sound systems and more looking and feeling clean.

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Regular home cleaning typically focuses on floors, walls and furniture, but tackling home electronics is a more delicate matter. Luckily, there are a few products we can recommend for reducing dirt and germs on many of your devices. Just remember to always follow manufacturer instructions when cleaning electronic devices.

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Typically, a good dusting and wipedown with a damp paper towel is all you’ll need to keep your home electronics clean, but if someone in your household is sensitive to dust and allergens, try Clorox® Triple Action Dust Wipes. These dry, non-abrasive wipes are great for cleaning away dust and hair from appliances and electronic surfaces, including television screens and computer monitors. 

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If you’re looking to kill germs on your electronics, spraying hard surfaces with Clorox® Disinfecting Mist is a great way to reduce germs. You don’t even have to wipe. Just spray, and walk away. 

For more thorough cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch devices, you’ll be happy to know that the Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes you love can be used on most remote controls, game controllers and phones. Before you get started, check manufacturer instructions to confirm that bleach-free disinfecting wipes can be safely used on your device.

Gather your supplies

Steps for cleaning electronic devices

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    If your device uses an electrical outlet, make sure it’s off and unplugged.

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    Wipe down all hard, nonporous surfaces with a Clorox® Disinfecting Wipe, and be careful not to let any liquid seep into the buttons or other openings.

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    Let the surfaces air dry completely before use.

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    For electronics, please refer to the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.