Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Handy Household Cleaner

July 10, 2012


Do you know that vinegar is a popular and handy household cleanser? White distilled vinegar is available in the market in a very affordable price and yet effective in killing bacteria, molds and germs. There are also other types of vinegar like, rice, malt, cider, wine, balsamic vinegar and a lot more. Vinegar can be made from any material having sugar in it including fruits. From this point, we are certain that vinegar is indeed a natural product. This is truly a smart way in cleaning anything. Yes, vinegar is not only for food preparation. Allow me to share with you some of its’ uses and tips. These were drawn from a variety of sources, including my personal suggestions. Take note the vinegar I am refering here is white distilled vinegar.


1. In cleaning counter tops, spray a solution of water and vinegar. Dry the counter tops with towel.

2. In loosening splattered food inside the microwave, mix equal amount of vinegar and water in microwave-safe bowl. Bring it to boil inside the microwave and wipe-clean. Unwanted odors will also disappear.

3. In getting rid of lime deposits in kettle, use ½ cup of white vinegar in water and allow it to stand overnight. Boiling it will me necessary if limes are really stubborn. Let cool and rinse well with tap water.

4. Dirty can opener is not a problem with undiluted vinegar and an old toothbrush. Don’t forget to rinse it.

5. Baked-on food and grease that seems to saturate your stove can be remove by applying a thick paste made from baking soda and vinegar. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Wipe it out with sponge dampened with water. Rinse it with vinegar-water solution and buff it with dry paper towel for shiny finish.

6. To clean the grill, spray a solution of equal parts water and vinegar on the cooking surface.

7. We can even deodorize the kitchen drain by pouring white distilled vinegar. Let it sit there for 30 minutes and flush with cold water.

8. Wood cutting boards mostly transmit germs if not clean properly. Use a concentrated white distilled vinegar to disinfect them.

9. A mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of white distilled vinegar and flour (just enough to make the mixture a paste), will polish tarnished brass, copper and pewter. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse it with clean warm water.

10. Use a sponge soaked in vinegar in wiping off greases on your exhaust fan grids.

11. A solution of equal amount of olive oil and vinegar is handy in removing marks left on wood furniture.

12. Spraying undiluted white distilled vinegar in toilet bowl can remove stubborn stains and deodorizing it as well.

13. The clogs from the showerhead can be removed by soaking it in pure white distilled vinegar overnight.

14. Soap residue visible on your shower doors can be rubbed down with a sponge soaked in vinegar.

Vinegar has many uses. I’ll tell you more soon.

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17 comments:

  1. i have once tasted that Heinz Vinegar brought by one of my housemate, however i didn't like the taste.

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  2. I also use vinegar to clean our chandelier, it cleanse out real easy!

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  3. Yes, vinegar is indeed an all-around household product and condiment. I use it too for my sore throat by putting half and half of tepid water and cider vinegar and gargling them. Always work for me because vinegar is also an antiseptic.

    Vinegar is cheap and yet has many uses. Really worth having them around.

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  4. Ang dami palang uses ang vinegar. akala ko pampaalis lang yan ng smile. Joke lang po. :)

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  5. We use vinegar at home too!
    Love these tips!

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  6. this is a brilliant idea ... i totally forgotten about vinegar as cleaning "agent" ...

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  7. I have known about vinegar as a great cleaning solution from my chemistry class. Since then, I have used it in the kitchen not only for cooking but also for cleaning. :)

    Great and informative share!

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  8. generous and helpful information on the use of vinegar as a cleaning solution. will watch out for more. :)

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  9. i also use vinegar for cleaning the sink and kitchen sinks and also deodorizing the fridge, it really is very helpful. will try it on other items listed in this post, thanks for sharing.

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  10. great tips! vinegar and baking soda are very helpful...they;re like magic cleaners.

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  11. wow! the wonders of vinegar! I have tried cleaning the microwave with equal amount of vinegar and water and it does an amazing job! I will try some of your tips here so thank you for sharing:)

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  12. i do agree that this vinegar has so many ways to clean the house cause i have used this one time

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  13. I've been using vinegar once in a while.I like the smell than other cleansing stuff out there.

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  14. Yeah I heard this one before, and yet I never tried that. Grrr but I will since we are in the verge of cleaning the house and that includes cleaning the tops of our kitchen sink.

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  15. Thanks for the tips! Vinegar is indeed very useful not just for the cooking purpose but for cleaning as well.

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  16. I know this vinegar. Wow! I just know that it has other uses too pala.

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  17. I've tried this one all over my pad and it worked effectively for me. Indeed, vinegar is one cheap partner around the house.

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