The secrets of vinegar part 1
Vinegar and its wonders
Im sure by now you all know that vinegar is not just good on your chips but is also effective in lots of other uses,well it was only by doing some research on the subject that i realised that it is probably one of the most useful chemicals on the planet,due to vinegars natural acidity it is one of the most effective cleaners and i am going to share with you the various tips and tricks of how to put your vinegar to good use.
I found this one out years ago and it works really well,Get some kitchen towel or cloth and soak it in vinegar then wrap it tightly around the ends of your basin taps if they are chrome and leave for a few hours,when you remove just rinse the taps for that special fresh chrome shine.
Clean out your refridgerator with equal parts of water and vinegar,not only will it clean and kill germs it will also leave your fridge smelling nice
If like mine your microwave is filthy inside and has the remnants of food all up the sides then add some vinegar with some water in equal measures and put into a bowl and put in the microwave and heat on full power for a minute,this will leave the inside of your microwave damp which should enable the food to be removed with a cloth,for a different smell the same trick works with half a lemon.
Obviously do a test patch on an inconspicuous patch of carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage it.If OK then add one cup of vinegar to 4litres of water and then using a soft brush gently rub the stain on carpet and wait to dry.
On any unwanted smells on cutlery or dishes then simply add a tablespoon of vinegar to your washing up water and proceed to wash up as normal,remembering to rinse everything after.
Prevention of ants
To prevent ants and other creepies from entering your abode then make up a solution containing 1 part vinegar to 5 parts water and spray around door frames and window frames
The vinegar website
- The Vinegar Institute
The Versatile Vinegar website includes everything about vinegar and its uses, featuring history, statistics, household and laundry tips, recipes, up to date news as well as vinegar's health and medicinal benefits.