Vinegar For Cleaning: Versatile, Eco-Friendly & Oh So Economical
Green Cleaning Using White Vinegar
White distilled vinegar . . . so versatile it can kill germs, bacteria and even mold, yet it is environmentally safe.
Ok, so maybe you already know some of the benefits of cleaning with vinegar but here are a few of my favorites . . .
Nuke the Gook In Your Microwave - Vinegar For Cleaning Your Microwave Oven
To clean your microwave:
- . . . Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 or 2 drops of dish soap to one cup of warm water in a small microwave safe bowl.
- . . . Put the bowl in the microwave and set on high for 3-4 minutes.
- . . . Let stand for 15 minutes.
- . . . Then wipe the microwave out with a damp sponge. The steam and use of vinegar loosens up the build up in the microwave.
Really Cool Vinegar Video Tips - Vinegar Cleaning How-To's
A Cornucopia of Vinegar Uses
Vinegar is a health remedy, a neutralizer, a cleaner, a condiment, and a preservative. It can kill bacteria, mold, and germs, yet it is environmentally safe. This comprehensive guide covers all types and uses of vinegar . . . A full index and whimsical illustrations make the book informative and fun.
Get the Rust Off Cast Iron Cookware - Vinegar For Cleaning Cast Iron Pots & Pans
To clean the rust off cast iron pots and pans:
- . . . make a solution of 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water to clean the rust off cast iron pans.
- . . . When cleaning antique cast iron pans, soak the pans overnight in the vinegar solution and the vinegar just dissolves the rust.
Note: Very rusty pans many take an extra evening. But watch carefully . . . in other words, don't leave a cast iron pan in the vinegar solution too long . . . the vinegar can actually dissolves the metal.
Sanitize Wooden Cutting Boards - Vinegar For Cleaning Untreated Wood Surfaces
Did you know that white vinegar can also be used to clean raw wood, such as a wooden cutting board? Here's how:
- . . . Pour white vinegar directly onto the wood and then use a sponge to literally push the dirt and germs away.
- . . . Be sure to wipe in the direction of the wood grain, starting at one end and working to the other. This way the dirt you are trying to get rid of won't be pushed back into the wood grain.
What You Can Do With Vinegar, Duct Tape & Other Things Around Your House
With his trademark folksy wisdom, Earl Proulx tells you how to recycle those things we all have lying around the house into ingenious household solutions without spending money on fancy cleaning products or pricey gadgets. Some of Earl's particular favorites are . . . of course, vinegar (to clean just about anything, unclog showerheads, as well as trap fruit pests), duct tape (as both tick remover and a protection against blisters), and milk jugs (bird feeders and clothespin holders). His fun and inventive ideas . . . will make you pause each time you start to throw something out in the trash.