Vinegar Types, Methods of Making Vinegar
Distilled Vinegar for
White Distilled vinegar is best for
Maybe the oldest use for
vinegar yet (besides as a food). Cleaning with vinegar is much safer than
using commercial products.
A quarter cup in a quart of
water makes a good window cleaner. When you use vinegar in your water to
wash windows, dry with newspapers. Your windows will sparkle! Keep a
solution of 50/50 white vinegar and water in a spray bottle to use for
On heavily tarnished copper or
copper-alloy to be cleaned up, use a paste made of salt and vinegar.
White vinegar mixed with water
to rinse off the dishes after washing them to take the soap off and leave
them squeaky clean. This also takes the soap residue off of your hands at
the same time.
Pour 1/4 cup
vinegar with dish soap- water must be hot (not boiling hot). This is great
for cleaning your Corningware dishes (it removes all the stains and
grease), cleaning your stainless steel pots and pans ect., clean your oven
and all of stove top ( this is better than oven cleaners. it will remove
all of the grease. just dab on and let it set for a few minutes then wipe
clean), and cabinets in kitchen.
Pour 1/4 cup
vinegar to your dishwasher rinse cycle for streak free, sparkling dishes
Add 1/2 cup
vinegar to a gal. of water to keep your vinyl no wax floors clean and
Those mops with
the detachable, washable heads, and squirt distilled vinegar on the floor,
mop it up and squirt more as needed.
Carpet Spot and
As a carpet spot
and stain remover - take a trigger spray bottle and fill with one part
white vinegar to seven parts water. Take a second spray bottle and fill
with one part white, non sudsy amonnia and seven parts water. Saturate
stain with vinegar solution. Let dwell for a few minutes and blot
thoroughly with a clean, white cloth. Then go over the area with the
ammonia solution, let dwell and blot again. Repeat until the stain is
Fill the water
reservoir half way and run the coffee maker as you normally do and then
run it once full of water and the coffee maker will be spotless.
Vinegar is an
excellent grease cutter. In college cafeterias we boil out our fry vats
every week with vinegar and water. Very cost effective and very safe-no
harsh chemicals, no risk of fire. We also use straight vinegar to clean
the grill hoods. Again, very inexpensive and does a fantastic job.
When waxing a
floor after scrubbing with a floor stripper, use 1 cup of vinegar to rinse
water. It neutralizes the chemicals and makes wax or floor finish adhere
To keep your
freshly-cleaned oven from stinking up your house next time you bake
something, wipe it with white vinegar poured directly on the sponge as a
final rinse. It neutralizes the harsh alkali of oven cleaners.
Remove Water Stains
stains from leather by rubbing with a cloth dipped in a vinegar and water
that occurs in clay and plastic flower pots and their saucers comes right
out--no scrubbing needed. Just fill the kitchen sink with cold water and
add plain white vinegar about 2/3 water-1/3 vinegar. Soak pots and saucers
til they look clean and new (sometimes takes an hour). Wash with soap and
water before reusing.
can also be used to clean raw wood, such as a wooden cutting board. Pour
straight vinegar onto the wood and then use a sponge to literally push the
dirt 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.
Pour 1 gallon of
white vinegar into the water of our whirlpool tub, once a year and run it.
This will keep the jets from clogging up from soap scum, etc.
Cheap Cleaning Solution
1/3 part white vinegar
1/3 part rubbing alcohol
1/3 part water
3 drops dishwashing liquid
Mix this into a (recycled)
spray bottle and you have the equivalent of the floor cleaner. Just spray
and mop; also great for deodorizing a room and for a fast cleanup. Use
this on any tile floors with great results, the alcohol is added to make
it dry faster.
Hard Water Deposits
Use vinegar to
get rid of the hard water deposits around your sink. Soak a paper towels
with vinegar and place them around the area that needs to be cleaned or
for cleaning the faucet you can soak the towel and wrap it around and then
rubber band it in place. Do this overnight and the next morning it's a
cinch to wipe clean. This has been safe for brass faucets as well.
microwave, use 1 Tablespoon of vinegar, one cup of warm water and 1 or 2
drops of dish soap in a small microwave safe bowl. Put it in the microwave
on high for 3-4 minutes and 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.
using equal parts of white vinegar and vegetable oil. Wipe it on and buff
with a soft cloth.
brassware to like-new condition without scrubbing, soak in 1:10 parts of
white vinegar: water. To clean brass lamps, unscrew sections, soak in
bucket. All green and black tarnish comes off in no time.
Use distilled vinegar
steam vac to rinse your carpets with after shampooing. The
carpet will stay fresh longer, it removes any detergent residue. Use a
quarter of a cup, per gallon of water.
Rust off Cast iron
solution 2 parts vinegar 1 part water to clean the rust off cast iron
pans. Cleaning antique cast iron pans soak the pan overnight in the
vinegar solution and the vinegar just dissolves the rust. Very rusty pans
many take an extra evening. Don't leave it in there too long or you will
not have a pan. The vinegar actually dissolves the metal. This would work
on new cast iron pans also.
antique appliances: Pour white vinegar straight out of the bottle onto a
sponge, or pour it into a dishpan to soak stubborn buildup for a few
minutes. After your appliance's first-time cleaning, future quick cleanups
are easiest using a small spray/squirt bottle with diluted vinegar-water.