Vinegar – It’s not just for pickles any more!
Our Favorite Uses for Vinegar
by Al Carrell and Kelly Carrell
Dilute it with water or used full strength for tough jobs. It’s inexpensive and available every where and is a super alternative to bleach. In most cases you should rinse surfaces afterwards.
Clean surfaces like countertops, chopping blocks, brass, copper, pewter, showers and tubs, glass windows, stainless steel, glass vases, even fish bowls
Kill grass and weeds in your lawn by spraying them on a hot, sunny day.
Mix half-and-half with water to blot up animal urine stains and keep them away.
Polish chrome on cars.
Clean rust from metal.
Prevent frost on car windows in the winter. Mix 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water and coat car windows the night before a freeze.
Great for soothing jellyfish or wasp stings.
Clean mineral deposits from appliances like washing machines, coffee makers, dishwashers. Pour some in and run it through an empty cycle.
Unclog steam iron holes by putting vinegar in iron and heating it up. Rinse afterwards.
Set a bowl of vinegar in a room to dispel odors of all kinds.
Mix with baking soda to unclog a drain.
Great cleaning alternative to bleach.
Gets rid of soap scum and mildew.
Unclogs shower heads.
Mixed with linseed oil it makes a great wood cleaner.
Clean woodwork with mix of 1 cup ammonia and ½ cup of vinegar and ¼ cup baking soda and 1 cup warm water.
It makes the best window cleaner.