Vinegar is a substance that’s probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet right now, and is often used in cooking. However, there’s a lot of other uses for vinegar that you could be taking advantage of. This article is going to go through some of the best ways to make use of vinegar, putting it fully to work in your home.
- Banish odour with vinegar
- Boil eggs without cracking them by adding 2 tbsp vinegar before boiling
- Clean garbage disposal with vinegar ice cubes
- Clean the fridge with equal parts water and vinegar
- Clean stainless steel by wiping with vinegar
- Clean utensils by boiling them in 1 tbsp of distilled vinegar and 1 cup of water
- Disinfect cutting board by wiping with vinegar
- Firm gelatin by adding tsp of vinegar per box
- Fluff rice with 1 tsp vinegar
- Freshen produce by soaking in 2 cups water and 1 tbsp vinegar
- Maintain coffee makers by running a brewing cycle of vinegar and then thoroughly rinsing
- (Similarly) maintain dishwashers by running 1 cup of vinegar through an empty cycle once a month
- Maintain microwave by using it to boil 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup of vinegar
- Make buttermilk by adding 1tbsp of vinegar to 1 cup of milk and letting it stand
- Marinate meat in one quarter cup of vinegar (for a few hours-overnight) for more tender, bacteria free meals
- Remove coffee and tea stains with salt and vinegar combinations
- Remove back of sink stains by soaking them in a cloth soaked with vinegar
- Remove oven stains by wiping with distilled vinegar and water, similarly doing so for bread box or film in bottles
- Rub fish with vinegar 5 minutes before scaling to make the process go better
- Shine copper, brass, or pewter with a mix of 1tsp of salt and 1 cup of distilled vinegar
- Shine counters with distilled vinegar
- Stain remover on pots: 3 tbsp vinegar + 1 pint water, boil until it’s loosened and then wash the stain.
- Unclog drains by pouring 1/2 cup of vinegar and a handful of baking soda down, rinsing with hot water immediately after
- Wine vinegar can be created by adding 1tsp of dry red wine to 2 tbsp vinegar
- Banish smoky odours by soaking clothes in bath solution of hot water and 1 cup of vinegar, hang to dry.
- Brighten clothes colours by adding 1/2 cup vinegar to rinse cycle of the washing machine.
- Banish perspiration stains by applying one part vinegar, four parts water
- Clean scorch marks by applying equal parts vinegar and salt onto the cooled surface
- Easily crease clothes by mixing 1/3 distilled vinegar with 2/3 water, dampening the clothes, putting a bag over the spot and ironing
- Excellent stain remover (grease, jam, mustard, coffee, deodorant)
Tip: Apply a bit of vinegar to a toothbrush and gently brush over stain before washing.
- Immerse clothes in vinegar for 10 minutes before washing to protect their colour
- Maintain your washing machine’s hoses and filters by running one cup of vinegar through an empty washing machine once a month.
- Remove lint by adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of the washing machine. If you’re finding a lot of lint still coming off, add 1 cup to the wash cycle itself to prevent the lint from sticking.
- Rinse more effectively by adding 1 cup vinegar to last rinse of water
- Seal in clothing dye by adding 1 cup distilled vinegar to last rinse
- Wash nylon hose with 1 tbsp of vinegar in the rinse cycle