Uses For White Vinegar

blowWhite vinegar, not to be confused with apple cider vinegar, is a great cleaning product, among other things.

Clean a grease-splattered oven door/window by saturating it with white vinegar and letting set for 10 to 15 minutes before wiping clean.

Clean a grill by spraying the cooking surface with a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar.

Clean and deodorize a drain with a cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of hot white vinegar, let set five minutes then flush with hot water.

Clean and deodorize spots on a mattress by spraying with a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar, then sprinkling with baking soda. Brush off baking soda once it is completely dry.

Clean grease off of surfaces by wiping with sponge soaked in white vinegar.

Clean grout by letting white vinegar set on it for several minutes before scrubbing with a toothbrush.

Clean mildew off walls with by wiping them with a cloth dampened with white vinegar.

Clean refrigerator shelves and walls with a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar.

Clean sponges and loofahs in vinegar and water overnight before rinsing several times and drying them in the sun in order to clean and revitalize them.

Clean sticky surfaces (scissors that have been cutting tape, etc.) by wiping them with a cloth dipped in vinegar.

Clean surfaces of grime, mildew and scum by wiping them with white vinegar and scouring them with baking soda before rinsing with water.

Clean tarnished brass, copper, etc. using a paste of equal parts white vinegar and salt.

Combine vinegar and baking soda to make a scouring cleanser.

Deodorize containers, surfaces, etc. by wiping them with a cloth dampened with white vinegar.

Deter ants by spraying white vinegar around doorways, windows, etc. to discourage them from entering your home.

Deter fruit flies by setting out a small dish of white vinegar.

Do not use white vinegar on marble surfaces, as the acid can damage them.

Put a small bowl of vinegar in a room to deodorize it of paint fumes, etc.

Remove calcium buildup from faucets or shower heads, etc. by wrapping a white vinegar soaked cloth around it overnight.

Remove lime buildup from chrome sink fixtures using a paste of 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt.

Remove wallpaper and/or decals from walls by rolling the wall or spraying with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and hot water until saturated.

Remove water rings from wood by rubbing with a 50/50 solution of vegetable oil and white vinegar.

Soak decals and/or bumper stickers, etc. with a cloth soaked in vinegar then peel them right off.

Soak hardened paint brushes in white vinegar for an hour then simmer them (still in the vinegar) before rinsing, to clean them.

Use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to remove labels, etc. by wrapping it around the label on the jar, etc. and leaving it overnight.

Use white vinegar to kill germs by spraying on doorknobs, etc.

Wash fresh vegetables in vinegar and salt to debug them; bugs will float right off.

Wipe eyeglasses with a drop of vinegar on each lens to clean them.