White vinegar is no longer just for culinary use. This multitasking is a powerful cleanser, disinfectant and auxiliary beauty all-purpose. And the best vinegar for cleaning is white distilled vinegar. I’ve documented a huge amount of white vinegar uses and I’m not sure I’ve found them all. I have tested them to make sure they work, so I know they will work for you.
Since writing these articles, people have been asking me questions about the benefits of vinegar and the use of white vinegar for cleaning. They want to know how to clean the floors with vinegar, how to clean the walls with vinegar and is vinegar a disinfectant?
White vinegar – so versatile and powerful
Well, I’m here to answer these questions and others. I keep two bottles of white vinegar distilled in my cupboard. The first is pure vinegar and the second is 50% white vinegar and 50% water. These two sprays meet most of my cleaning needs.
One of the most popular uses for any vinegar is to make vinaigrette. In addition, for some of you, it’s all the use you make of this great ingredient. In this article, I will show you many other uses of distilled white vinegar. We do not need expensive fancy vinegar for these tips, save them for the vinaigrette and use the white distilled vinegar here.
In my opinion, white distilled vinegar is by far the best home remedy for cleansing. We will show you to clean all things with her. It degreases, disinfects the surface and deodorizes without leaving harmful chemical residues. Here are my best tips for using white vinegar:
Uses of white vinegar for cooking and food preparation
#Marinate the meat
Vinegar marinades soften the meat while removing surface bacteria. Create a tasty marinade by adding your favorite herbs and spices to white vinegar, sherry vinegar, white balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar.
Use 1/4 cup of marinade for 2 pounds of meat and marinate for at least 20 minutes, or leave in the refrigerator for up to a day depending on the meat chosen and the flavor of your meat. Try a traditional balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar with chicken.
Add a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to the boiling water when preparing eggs.
Vinegar keeps the eggs together during cooking and avoids the damage caused by cracked eggs. It also helps the eggs to peel easily when you are ready to use them.
#Make the most of condiments
At the end of the mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup or vinaigrette jar, add a few drops of white vinegar, apple cider vinegar or wine vinegar and mix. The remaining condiments are slightly diluted and can be spilled.
#Make a washing of fruits and vegetables
Mix a vinegar solution to use to wash fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vinegar dissolves the wax that can cover the surface and removes pesticide residues. Rinse vegetables and fruits well with lukewarm water.
#Keep your cheese fresh longer
Dip a clean cloth in vinegar and use it to wrap your cheese. The cloth soaked in vinegar prevents the cheese from drying out and prevents the mold from growing on the surface. Once packaged, place the cheese in an airtight container and refrigerate.
#Dye Easter eggs
Have you ever wondered why the instructions for dyeing the Easter egg always include adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water?
The vinegar illuminates the color of the dye and prevents it from leaving traces. When using natural dyes or chemical dyes, add a teaspoon of vinegar to every 1/2 cup of hot water or a mixture of dyes.
Benefits of white vinegar on health
#Use vinegar for a sore throat
For sore throats caused by coughs and colds, gargle with a glass of warm water with a tablespoon of white vinegar or cider vinegar and a teaspoon of salt added Use as often as necessary until your sore throat is gone.
#Whiten your teeth
Once a week, clean your teeth with a toothbrush dipped in white distilled vinegar. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing. Vinegar brushing will keep your teeth white and destroy the bacteria that causes bad breath.
#Soften your skin
For a relaxing spa treatment at home, add our bath softening additive to your bath water and soak.
Vinegar removes excess oil and dead skin, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Clean your nails before your manicure
Before applying the nail polish, I wash my nails with a cotton ball soaked in white distilled vinegar. Vinegar removes residual oils. This helps my manicure last longer and reduces chipping.
White vinegar is a quick and effective remedy for dry scaly scalp.
Once a week, pour a cup of white vinegar on your scalp and wait 15 minutes.
Rinse it with cold water. Your hair will shine again and do not forget to clean your hairbrushes with vinegar (of course) while you’re there.
Fight on foot and toenail fungus
The disinfecting capacity of white vinegar can be used in a foot bath. Soak your feet in a dilute solution of vinegar in water for a few minutes to fight fungal infections of the feet and toenails.
Prepare your feet for the summer
Do your feet need to be repaired before putting on these summer sandals? Soften them by soaking in a portion of vinegar and two parts of warm water.
Vinegar softens the skin and eliminates dead skin. Follow up with good polishing.
Rinse your hair
Rinse your hair with a tablespoon of vinegar added to your rinse water once a month to eliminate any build-up of hair products. Your hair will be cleaner and shinier.
Clean your loofah
Soak your loofah in vinegar and water overnight to remove soap residue and disinfect it. Rinse it thoroughly and hang it to dry.
Treat bites and insect bites
A bit of white vinegar on mosquito bites and insect bites stops the sting and itches as it disinfects the area and helps them heal. Its disinfecting nature is a huge benefit of white vinegar.
Use white vinegar in the garden
It’s one of the best natural remedies for pests, but it seems so often forgotten. The use of white vinegar in the garden, especially to eliminate weeds along the trails, tells you the powerful home remedy you have in your closet.
Killing weeds in sidewalk cracks
Make your own homemade weed cleaner with regular vinegar and spray a mixture of vinegar and dish soap directly onto the grass. If you need an even stronger weed blocker, add 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salt to the mix. Pour it into the cracks and around the sidewalk and driveway. It kills weeds and prevents unwanted plants from growing in cracks.
use white vinegar to remove weeds around the garden and on the sidewalks
Give each weed a lot of vinegar so that it reaches the roots and kills the entire plant.
Perfect for cleaning garden and patio furniture
White vinegar is the basis of a simple all-purpose homemade cleaner to wipe all your garden and patio furniture in metal and plastic.
Indeed, when we prepare for the new outdoor season, we use it a lot during spring cleaning. Find cleaner recipes to clean all your patio and garden furniture here.
Repels spiders from the patio or some outdoor spaces
Vinegar works extremely well as a repellent against spiders. Simply mix one cup of white vinegar and two cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray it around doors or window frames, and it will drive spiders away.
It also acts as a natural repellent for mosquitoes and smaller insects such as ants. Perfect for a house without insects.
Perk Up Droopy Flowers
Cut flowers can fall quickly. By using our recipe for preserving flowers in the vase instead of pure water, your cut flowers will last longer.
If the flowers are already falling, it will give them new vigor.
Vinegar uses for cleaning and at home
Oven Cleaning with Vinegar
Baking with vinegar
I used chemical oven cleaners many times in my life and every time I was breathless. I do not want these chemicals at home anymore.
Fortunately, my oven is now self-cleaning, but it takes the whole day to clean it and warm up the kitchen. So, I was determined to clean my oven with vinegar. Once you know how to clean an oven, it works well, although it does require some time and fat on the elbow.
Start with an empty oven. Remove the media and anything that may be there. In a small bowl, I mixed a cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water, just enough to make a thick paste of baking soda. Spread this over the inside of the oven, covering it completely with baking soda, avoiding the heating elements. Wear gloves and use a soaked rag to scrub the dough into all the garbage. Then close the oven and leave it all night. While sitting, I also clean the brackets.
The next day, wipe off the baking soda paste and use a plastic spatula to scrape off the grime. Next, spray vinegar over the entire surface of the oven, except for the heating elements. The whole thing foams and leaves to act 15 to 20 minutes. Then wipe all the mess and admire the oven clean. It stays clean only for a short period of time, so enjoy it. I put the baskets back and we are ready to cook.
Clean and disinfect the refrigerator
I use a solution of half white vinegar and half water to clean the inside of the refrigerator. Fast spraying and wiping eliminates odors, cleans the interior and eliminates mildew and spores and mold germs that can hide.
Do not forget to clean the seal and the crispers. When finished, clean the top of the refrigerator with the same solution.
Remove tea and coffee stains
A blend of vinegar and baking soda gently removes coffee and tea stains from your ceramic and porcelain cups and cups.
Baking soda helps the vinegar penetrate into tiny cracks and crevices that tend to leave spots while providing a slightly abrasive action.
To remove coffee stains from clothing, mix a tablespoon of warm water, white vinegar and laundry detergent. This powerful cleaning solution will quickly and effectively remove coffee stains from your shirt.
Eliminate odors and stains
I like to use vinegar to clean the stains and odors of plastic containers, but also to clean plastic toys and other items. Spray the items with vinegar, wait a minute and wipe with a clean cloth. It is a huge advantage to be able to clean and disinfect without any harmful chemicals.
Cleans the bathroom
For cleaning bathrooms, I like to use a mixture of equal parts of white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. I spray this DIY bathroom cleaner around the sink, seat and toilet seat and bath with white vinegar; then spray again with peroxide.
The mixture of white vinegar and peroxide is a more potent killer than either. Let them blend for a minute while I clean the mirror and other household chores, then wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth.
Clean the toilet
Pour a cup of white vinegar into the toilet and let it sit for several hours or overnight. It dissolves hard water stains and cleans the bowl. Rub the toilet with a brush before flushing. For even better results, mix the vinegar with borax and essential oils to get even more powerful home-made bowl cleaner.
Remove antiperspirant stains
White vinegar gently removes stains on clothing caused by antiperspirants and even mild burns from ironing. Apply white vinegar to a soft cloth and gently rub the stain. Try it on other spots as well.
Spot Clean the Carpet – Vinegar, the perfect carpet cleaner
Vinegar is a powerful carpet cleaner. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Rub the stain with the dough and let it dry. Vacuum the next day to remove baking soda and stain.
Remove old paint from brushes
Place the brushes in a pot of vinegar and let them soak for an hour or more. Then light the fire and simmer the vinegar. Drain the vinegar and rinse the brushes.
Add sparkle to your faucets
Clean your faucets with vinegar. Give them a spray and let them soak for a minute before cleaning them with a soft cloth.
For stubborn water stains, use my vinegar abrasive paste. Rub the mixture on the stains with a cloth, then rinse and dry.
Clean shower heads
Shower heads tend to accumulate lime in the holes, which can affect the use of the shower. Clean a showerhead by placing 1/2 cup of vinegar in a plastic sandwich bag. Place the bag of vinegar solution on the showerhead and secure it in place with a piece of masking tape. Leave the vinegar in place overnight, then remove it and remove any remaining lime buildup.
In addition, use white vinegar as a natural ingredient to create a very powerful DIY shower cleaning solution. Keep your bathroom clean and super cheap to make the power cleaner.
Vinegar The invisible assistant for laundry
Using vinegar in laundry is an inexpensive way to boost your detergent. Add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar with laundry detergent when washing clothes. Vinegar reduces static cling and helps the cleaner wash clothes.
When washing dark clothes, mix 1/2 cup of vinegar in the final wash cycle to clean any soapy water.
Use vinegar to reduce wool and cashmere
If you need to stretch or reduce woolen socks or other animal fiber cloths, mix two tablespoons of vinegar and one liter of water. Let the clothes soak. More information on how to reduce clothes here.
Eliminate stains and odors from sports and baby clothes
Add 1 cup distilled vinegar to a large pot of water. Bring the solution to a boil, remove from heat and add baby clothes or sweat. During the night, stains and odors are eliminated. Throw them to the wash and wash as usual. They come out fresh and bright. It is a wonderful and natural way to wash baby clothes.
Clean handbags and shoes
Wipe off scuffed leather shoes or handbags with a cloth soaked in white vinegar. They will clean themselves and shine well.
The same goes for cleaning stains on suede shoes. If the shoes need it, I give them a shot inside to eliminate odors.
Keep your Windows car frost-free
When the ice storm threatens, smear the windows of your car with a solution of three parts distilled vinegar and one part water. The acidity prevents the window from frosting and saves you a lot of work of scraping windows.
Easy method for a clean microwave
I easily clean my microwave with equal amounts of hot water and vinegar. Place the mixture in a small bowl and cook in the microwave for 5 minutes.
The steam loosens any dried dirt and facilitates wiping.
Clean and repair CDs and DVDs
Used CDs and DVDs that pop or freeze can sometimes be revived by cleaning them with distilled white vinegar.
Spray vinegar on the disc, then wipe it with a soft, clean cloth. Make sure it is completely dry before reading it again.
Eliminate odors from a litter box
Eliminate this unwanted smell by cleaning it with distilled white vinegar. Empty the litter box and add 1/2 inch of vinegar to cover the bottom. Let it sit for half an hour, then rinse with cold water.
Remove the Gum
Chewing gum stuck to hair or fabric is a terrible disaster. I was so happy to learn this thing to remove the chewing gum from the clothes.
Pour a little vinegar into a cup and heat it in the microwave. Saturate the gum with vinegar to dissolve it and allow it to be easily removed.
The gummy glue left by labels and price tags comes off easily with a vinegar application. Dip the paper with vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe it well to remove the glue without scratching it.
Remove the candle wax
The candle wax melted on the furniture or carpets is easily removed with a cloth soaked in vinegar and water.
Start by softening the excess wax with a dryer set in the up position. Absorb the melted wax with paper towels. Then gently wipe the remaining stain to remove the wax without pushing it deeper into the carpet. Vinegar is one of the easiest ways to remove carpet wax effortlessly.
Erase Crayon from Walls and Floor
The pencils are wax and dissolve in white vinegar. I use a small brush or toothbrush dipped in white vinegar to clean pencil marks, then wipe off stains with a soft cloth. Wipe the entire floor with a simple vinegar cleanser and everything will shine again.
Neutralize odors on fabrics, carpets and furniture
You can save a lot by using vinegar instead of expensive air fresheners. Simply spray your furniture, rugs, dog beds and other fabrics with a fine mist of distilled white vinegar.
Vinegar neutralizes odors and refreshes the room.
Clean your scissors
Wipe the sticky scissors blades with a cloth soaked in white vinegar. Soap and water promote rust that damages the blades. Vinegar removes gummy damage without harming the blades.
Clean the dishwasher
Remove soap and food residue from the dishwasher by pouring a cup of vinegar into the empty dishwasher and performing a full cycle. Repeat this once a month to keep your dishwasher clean, reduce the build up of hard water and disinfect it.
Descaling Coffee maker
Reduce hard water build up to disinfect and clean a coffee maker at the same time by vinegar cleaning.
Empty all the water in the system, fill it with vinegar and complete a cycle. Follow the vinegar wash cycle with a rinse cycle before re-brewing the coffee.
Clean up pet crashes
Eliminate pet odor and urine stains by wiping the stained area with a rag soaked in 1/4 cup vinegar diluted in one liter of water. Blot the mess several times until the stain and odor are removed.
Let dry, then smell. If you smell, repeat the process. The trick here is that you can not let the stain soak in the foam padding of a rug or piece of furniture. Once the foam is soaked, it is almost impossible to smell.
Clean a mattress or padding
To remove food stains from upholstery or mattresses, mix a quarter cup of laundry detergent, a quarter cup of vinegar and two cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray this homemade mattress cleaner very lightly on your mattress and let it sit for half an hour.
Using a towel, sponge them until all the food stains have disappeared. After vacuuming, the mattress will be thoroughly cleaned and free of stains.
Clear obstructed drains
Oily clogs can ruin your day, but vinegar can help quickly unclog a sewer or kitchen sink. Remove the water from the sink and pour 1 cup of baking soda into the sewers. Follow the baking soda with 1 cup of vinegar.
Give him 10 minutes or more to foam and work on the pipes, then pour a pan of boiling water into the sewers. Be sure to check out our natural drain cleaner recipes for more details.
The combination of baking soda, vinegar and heat should eliminate greasy blockages and open the drain without the caustic chemicals we usually use.
Clean your steam iron
Clean your steam iron
White vinegar removes all mineral deposits in the steam cleaning holes along the iron plate. Its ability to dissolve grease and dirt makes vinegar the perfect way to clean an iron.
Simply mix one cup of distilled water with a cup of white vinegar and pour it into your iron. Using this mixture in the steaming position will release clogged holes and clean the iron baseplate naturally.
Clean the grill
I used to clean my grill by burning food residue, but I always forgot to turn it off after 5 minutes and ended up using all my gas. This method works for charcoal and gas barbecues.
It removes charcoal residues, burnt foods and grease build-up on the grill before each use. Spray white distilled vinegar on the rack, then scrub it with a wire brush or foil ball.
Give your dog a spice between baths
Apply to your dog our “Dog Shine” recipe to combat dog odors while helping to repel fleas and ticks. I like to use this recipe for deodorization between baths.
I prefer to use cedarwood essential oil, but lavender, rose, eucalyptus, patchouli and lemon verbena are also effective at repelling fleas and ticks.
Clean your computer
I use vinegar to clean my computer and my electronic devices. I start by turning off and unplugging everything; then I vacuum up on them to remove dust and crumbs. I dilute white vinegar with an equal amount of water and use it to moisten a clean cloth. Press the cloth until it is almost dry. Wipe and clean the screen of your computer and cases with the cloth soaked in vinegar. Use cotton swabs in tight spaces.
Remove the tracking ball from your computer mouse and clean it with your cloth soaked in vinegar. Clean the inside of the mouse with a cotton swab soaked in vinegar solution. Allow all parts to dry completely before reassembling.
Remove ink marks
In one way or another, we seem to have ballpoint ink on everything: clothes, furniture and even walls. Pure white vinegar is the cleanser of choice here. I rub the place with vinegar on a rag or sponge, rubbing gently until all the ink is gone.
Vinegar – the best window cleaner of all time
Our very simple home window cleaner recipe is perfect for super clean strikeless windows. Just mix vinegar, dish detergent and water in your bucket and let it do its magic.
I also fill an old spray bottle, which makes it much more convenient to clean just one window, the glass of our car or our car mat.
Clean the Window Blinds
Clean the blinds easily with a solution of half vinegar and lukewarm water. I pour a sponge or a microfiber cloth into the solution, I wring it out and start to wipe.
You will collect a lot of dirt and dust as you go, so continue to rinse the sponge in a bucket of clean water. Be sure to clean both sides.
Clean your piano
Clean your piano keys with a diluted vinegar solution. Mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with 2 cups water. Dip in a sponge and dry it, then wipe the piano keys. Leave the keyboard open to dry completely.
Get rid of water rings on the wood
If someone forgets to use a coaster, you may end up with those ugly white rings on the furniture. I eliminate old water stains on the wood with my wooden ring cleaner. Mix well, then dip a soft cloth into the mixture.
Rub the rings in the direction of the grain of the wood. When rubbing, polish the surface with a clean, dry cloth.
Clean leather with a sponge soaked in pure white vinegar. It will eliminate most stains without damaging the leather. Dry the stain with a soft, dry cloth. Learn more about how to clean leather, including some simple recipes for homemade leather cleaner.
I recommend testing a private place before cleaning your leather, just to make sure it has a fast color.
Revitalize leather furniture
If your favorite leather chair has lost its luster, I have the solution. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and boiled linseed oil in a spray bottle.
Shake it well and spray the chair. Polish it evenly with a soft, dry cloth, removing extra oil and vinegar.
Give new life to worn carpets
A good brushing gives a new life to carpets and carpets worn by the circulation. I mix 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of warm water in my bucket of mop.
Then I plunge my broom into the vinegar water and brush the carpet. The carpet nap will rise again and the colors will be brightened. There is no need to rinse. If you need a slightly more powerful carpet freshener, you can go one step further and create your own vinegar-based carpet shampoo.
Clean a stone fireplace
You can quickly remove soot and dirt from brick and stone fireplaces. Just make a solution of 1/2 gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Dip a large sponge in the mixture and wipe the bricks or stone.
This solution will also work for cleaning brick floors. Do not use it on marble and similar stone products. For safety, check with your manufacturer and test it in an inconspicuous place before use.
Clean and polished woodwork
Mix our Wood Cleaner solution in a jar containing an airtight lid. Shake it well and wipe the paneling with a clean cloth.
Let the solution work for a few minutes and then dry with a dry cloth. It removes accumulated dirt and gives the wood a new glow.
Remove excess polishing
Regular polishing gives your wood furniture a pleasant, dust-free appearance, but over time, polishing builds up on the surface and can dye a yellow tint. Remove excess varnish and avoid further buildup by cleaning your wooden furniture from time to time with a mixture of half water and half white vinegar.
Dip a cloth in the mixture and dry it. Clean the furniture by moving it in the direction of the grain, then wipe with a soft towel.
Get rid of smoke and food odors
The neutralizing properties of vinegar odors act as well on smells of smoke as on food. If you have recently had smokers in the house or if you have had a smoke accident in the kitchen, eliminate that lingering scent of vinegar.
This trick also works when cooking fish, cabbage and other strong-smelling foods. Place a bowl of shallow vinegar in the room where the smell is spreading. For severe odors, give the room a quick drizzle of vinegar. Odors should disappear in the day, but repeat if necessary.
Another effective method in cooking is to put a cup of water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Your kitchen may smell vinegar for a while, but it will eliminate unwanted odors.
Clean stainless steel appliances
There is no need to buy expensive stainless cleaning products for your appliances. I’m just happy to quickly spray undiluted white vinegar and polish them.
All purpose degreaser for the kitchen
I clean the greasy stains in the kitchen with a quick jet of my all-purpose degreaser and a cloth soaked in a sponge.
There is no need to rinse. This degreaser works for the grease on the stove, the kitchen table, to clean the counters and backsplash. However, be careful not to use white vinegar to clean natural stones made of granite or quartz.
Eliminate greasy residue from pots and pans
Remove greasy residue from your cookware by adding 1 cup of vinegar to the pan and filling it with hot water. Simmer on low heat and simmer 10 minutes. Empty the vinegar and water and dry the pot.
Deodorize lunch boxes and plastic containers
Sometimes lunch boxes and plastic containers absorb odors no matter how clean they are. I learned to deodorize them with a slice of white bread dipped in white vinegar. Place the bread in the lunch box overnight. The container will be odorless the next morning.
Clean a thermos or a bottle of water
To clean a thermos or a bottle of water and get rid of all the musty odors, use my Bottle Cleaner trick. Rice rubs the inside of the bottle, including small cracks and crevices, making it clean and odorless.
Put the mixture in the bottle or thermos, screw the lid and shake it well. Then empty it, rinse it and let it dry.
Disinfect your cutting boards
I am very picky about how we clean the cutting boards. I want them to be cleaned and disinfected, so here’s what we do. We wash the boards with hot soapy water, rinse them and dry them.
Then I disinfect them with our natural sanitizer of maximum strength. You must mix this solution and use it immediately as it loses strength over time.
I learned this cleaner recipe from a professional chef who uses it in his kitchen.
He says that this combination of natural ingredients is even more powerful than bleach and is safe for food.
Dip a sponge or cloth into the solution and spread it on the cutting board. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then flip the table over and make the other side.
Make money shine again
Clean your silver jewelry, tableware and other silver coins by dipping into my silver cleaner. Let them soak for two to three hours, then rinse and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
This homemade silver cleaner will save you time, elbow grease and money compared to commercial silver cleaners. Better yet, it will not scratch your money and will not damage it in any way.
Polish brass and copper
Make your brass and copper utensils shine with our salt and vinegar metal cleaner. This homemade brass polish is an easy paste to make. Simply scrub the item with the dough until the tarnish is gone.
For items with a thick layer of tarnishing like a penny or coins, cover them and stick them in plastic wrap and let them work for a few hours. Rinse with cold water and polish until it shines with a soft towel.
To use white vinegar for cleaning non-tarnishing metals, check out our tin polishing tips and our self-fabricating copper cleaner recipes.
Make your dishes shine
You do not need expensive drying products in your dishwasher to shine your dishes. Just pour 1/4 cup of white vinegar in the last rinse of your dishwasher. It removes water stains and removes all soap scum.
Clean the teapot
Over time, my teapot develops mineral deposits at the bottom of the kettle. It does not take long because I live in a hard water area. I clean my kettle every month or every two months by boiling 3 cups of white vinegar in the kettle, then letting it sit overnight.
Most minerals are dissolved in the morning and I rinse them, giving them a small brush if necessary, when the accumulation of minerals is thick. Make sure you rinse it well, as the vinegar does not make a good cup of tea.
Clean the can opener
The can opener is another device that fascinates me a bit. I want it very clean and without germs. After all, it affects my food. My husband tends to open a can and go away. He never thinks of cleaning the can opener when he uses it. Well, I’ve come up with a good way to keep it clean and disinfected. This method is for my electric can opener, but it works just as well on hand models.
I spray a good portion of strong vinegar on the cutting wheel, then open the can opener. Then I brush it with an old toothbrush when the wheel turns. This introduces vinegar into all cracks and crevices. I do this every night when I clean up after dinner. Now I am more confident about the cleanliness of the device. I also wipe the sides of the device with vinegar.
Replace your fabric softener
Add ¼ cup of white vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser in your washing machine. It will automatically dispense vinegar during the rinse cycle, leaving you with soft, clean clothes.
We hope to have convinced you that white vinegar is essential for cleaning your home. I buy the size of a gallon and use it for almost all cleaning tasks. The only warnings I’ve encountered are that you can not use it on some natural stone products like marble. It will interact with marble and cause stings.
If you have missed other uses of white vinegar, please let me know. We try to be complete, but everyone has different life situations, and some of you probably have uses that I never thought of. Plus, if you enjoyed this article and found it useful, share it on your favorite social media so others can benefit.