Vinegar is perhaps one of the most widely used solutions for cleaning. Apart from cooking, there are a multitude of uses for the ever reliable vinegar. Because vinegar is acidic, it is good for cleaning water stains and lime deposits. It is also a good rinsing agent because it dissolves soap scum.
• Clean copper pots by scrubbing it with a pinch of salt mixed with vinegar.
• Clean grout stains and mildew by applying a straight solution of vinegar and wiping it clean afterwards.
• To sanitize your wood or plastic cutting boards, spray a mist of vinegar over the
• To remove temporary discolorations from Corelle dishes, mix three tablespoons vinegar to a cup of hot water. Let the solution stay on the stain for several minutes, then wash and rinse as usual.
• Power up your ordinary dishwashing detergent by adding a few tablespoonfuls of vinegar to the wash water. The vinegar helps cut the grease faster and will leave your dishes squeaky clean. This will also help you save on dishwashing liquid and further stretch your budget.
• To remove the stains from your old china due to years of use, you can revive it to an almost-new condition by applying a mixture of white distilled vinegar and salt. Allow the solution to dissolve the discoloration.
• Add sparkle to your crystal glassware by adding a handful of salt and some vinegar to your dishwater, and you’ll see the difference.
• To remove hard water stains on your glassware, dip some steel wool in vinegar and scrub them away easily.
• If your drinking glasses and glass bakeware have become cloudy due to years of use, just soak them in warm white vinegar for an hour then rub gently with a dishcloth to remove the film.
• Remove dishwasher soap film by adding
• Clean up the inside part of your microwave oven easily by filling a bowl with a cup of vinegar then microwave it on “high” for 5 minutes. Wipe the inside with cloth when done.
• To restore the shine on your aluminum pans, mix two tablespoons of vinegar in a quart of water. Boil this mixture in your aluminum pot or pan for 10 minutes.
• Stainless steel sinks can be brightened in a few minutes by polishing it with a cloth dipped in a little vinegar or ammonia.
• Remove lime deposits from your aluminum coffeepot by boiling equal parts of water and vinegar.
In the Bathroom
• Remove hardwater stains on your bathroom fixture by applying a paste of baking soda and vinegar. When you’re finished, carefully drape a towel over the fixtures. After about an hour, wipe clean, rinse, dry, and marvel at the shine.
• A solution of four parts vinegar and one part water will help remove soap scum on ceramic tiles.
• To help reduce mildew build up on your shower curtain, wash it with a load of towels. After a good scrubbing, add a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle for a sparkling clean spin.
Other House areas
• Clean vinyl and linoleum floors easily and quickly by using a mixture of half cup of vinegar and a gallon of plain water.
• For painted walls, make a mixture of ½ cup of vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 cup ammonia, and 1 gallon of warm water. Use this solution as a cleaner.
• Remove dirt and fog from your windows with a mixture of two tablespoons of vinegar to one quart of water.