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The Amazing Power Of Vinegar For Cleaning And To Use In The Kitchen!

Updated on June 12, 2014

Whether it's for cleaning stainless pots, cleaning, deodorizing, making fluffier rice, preparing a tasty vinaigrette, or to make buttermilk, white distilled vinegar has so many incredible uses in the kitchen you'd be surprised. White distilled vinegar is known for also killing most bacteria, mold and germs because of its high level of aciidity, but most of all, it's cheaper and safe to use because there are no harsh chemicals at all. When it comes to being all-purpose, distilled white vinegar is amazing, inexpensive, and guaranteed to get the job done! Be sure to take advantage of the wonderful tips and feel free to comment some of your own.

Homemade vinegar mixture (mix in a sprayer bottle, mix as much as needed using equal parts)

1 cup distlled white vinegar

1 cup of water

Not Just For Cooking... But For Cleaning, Too!

Great for in The Kitchen:

Clean coffee and tea stains from your chinaware with a mixture of salt and vinegar.

Bring wilted vegetables back to life by soaking them in 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar.

To keep boiled eggs from cracking, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to water prior to boiling eggs.

Marinate, tenderize, and kill bacteria in meat by soaking in vinegar overnight without draining. (Adding herbs to vinegar will also give the meat a delicious taste)

To clean and unclog a coffee maker, run vinegar through a brewing cycle. Afterwars, run water through a brewing cycle to remove the vinegar.

To deodorize a kitchen drain, pour a cup of vinegar down the drain and let it stay for 30 minutes, then flush with cold water.

To remove hard water stains, soak a cloth in vinegar and put in on the back of the kitchen faucet.

Clean the dishwasher by adding a cup of vinegar before running a whole cycle. This will remove soap build-up. Try doing this once a month.

Before and after slicing garlic/onions, rub vinegar on your hands.

When washing dishes, cut grease by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to hot, sudsy water.

To be rid of cooking smells, simmer a small pot of vinegar and water on the stove.

To clean stainless steel, wipe with a vinegar dampened cloth.

Clean and deodorize a refrigerator with a mixture of vinegar and water.

To clean, deodorize, and loosen splattered food in a microwave, boil a cup of vinegar and water mixture in the microwave.

Making buttermilk is easy by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to the milk (let stand for 5 minutes to thicken)

Want fluffier rice? Add a tablespoon of vinegar to water while boiling.

Clean and debug vegetables by soaking them in vinegar and salt.

Clean grease build-up in the oven by wiping oven with a rag moistened in vinegar and water.

Need a lemon? Replace a 1/4 teaspoon vinegar for 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Got any helpful tips you'd like to share? I would love to hear them! :)

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      Scribe For Hire 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for sharing.

      I use vinegar, water and a little dish detergent to clean with. It does a great job and deodorizes, too.

      I buy a gallon jug,throw in some cinnamon sticks and let it sit for about 2 weeks. I then fill a clean spray bottle one third full with the cinnamon-scented vinegar and then add water to fill the bottle and a little dish detergent. This makes a very economical cleaner and is environmentally friendly.


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