Sunday, January 21, 2007

Cleaning with Vinegar

White Distilled vinegar is very good for cleaning. This maybe the oldest use for vinegar yet (besides as a food). Cleaning with vinegar is much safer than using commercial products.

1. Window Cleaner
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 cleaning windows.

2. Dishes
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
etc., 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 every time!!

3. Carpet Spot and Stain Remover
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 ammonia 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 gone.

4. Waxing Floor
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 better.

5. Oven Cleaner
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

6. Furniture Polish
Furniture polish using equal parts of white vinegar and vegetable oil.
Wipe it on and buff with a soft cloth.

7. Microwave
Clean your 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.

8. Cheap Cleaning Solution:
1/3 part white vinegar
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.

In addition to the above cleaning uses, vinegar can also be very good as a home-remedy for various illnesses like constipation, hair loss, obesity, kidney stones, cholesterol, stiff joints and many more. To find out about the use of vinegar for treatment, click here

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