Besides mild culinary acid, white vinegar is also a highly effective natural cleaner. White vinegar can be used for cleaning of many different surfaces and materials around the house helping you to avoid costly kitchen cleaning services. What makes this natural acid even more versatile and suitable for home cleaning purposes is that it doesn’t cause damage or alteration to most surfaces and materials being cleaned.
So what can be done with white vinegar?
Use vinegar to shine chrome fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen: mix two tablespoons of salt with one teaspoon of white vinegar to a paste and rub gently over chrome surfaces to remove lime scaling and soap scum.
Use vinegar as natural scouring powder: mix a quarter cup baking soda with one tablespoon of liquid detergent, finally add enough white vinegar to get a creamy texture and apply gently to different surfaces.
Use white vinegar to polish greasy counter tops: soak a soft towel in undiluted vinegar and wipe down the bench tops, wipe the surface with a clean, wet towel after vinegar has evaporated.
Use vinegar to deodorisethe garbage disposal unit and kitchen sink drain: mix half a cup of baking soda to half a cup of hot, white vinegar, pour the mixture down the drain and disposal, wait five to ten minutes and run hot water down the drain and garbage disposal.
Use white vinegar to sanitise the microwave: mix half a cup of white vinegar with half a cup of fresh water and bring it to the boil inside the microwave, wait for ten minutes before opening the door and then wipe down the interior walls, this will also deodorise the microwave oven.
Use vinegar to cut through greasy grime on kitchen surfaces: use strong paper towels, wet them with undiluted, full strength white vinegar and wipe down greasy kitchen surfaces, the vinegar will dissolve grime in a matter of seconds.
Use white vinegar to prevent scaling on glassware: fill up a spray bottle with white vinegar, wash the glassware and spray generously with vinegar, wash glassware again straight away and let it air dry, this also works for cleaning cloudy glassware but apply using paper towels dipped in vinegar.
Use vinegar to clean tarnished copper, brass and pewter: make paste of equal amounts of white vinegar and table salt, rub the paste gently onto the metal surface using non-abrasive cloth, no need to wash surfaces after vinegar treatment.