Tuesday, 10 July 2012

15 Uses for White Vinigar

I always have white vinegar in the house.  It is part of my cleaning regime.  So here I give you 15 uses for white vinegar 


  1. Descaling shower head - detach & sit in a solution of half water/vinegar overnight
  2. Descaling the kettle - a few cm of half vinegar/water left over night in the kettle.  You need to rice it and boil new water in the kettle about three times before using
  3. Cleaning windows and gglass: 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water (great for shower cubicles too)
  4. Getting rid of remnants of sticky labels - dab with neat vinegar
  5. Greasy/oily stains - dab with neat vinegar then wash
  6. Descale washing machines/dishwashers - run about a cup worth of vinegar through a rinse cycle
  7. Cheap fabric softener - replace fabric conditioner with about half a cup of vinegar in fabric conditioner drawer of washing machine (your washing will not smell of vinegar)
  8. Unblock drains/clear plug holes - pour approx one cup of vinegar over a cup of bicarbonate of soda 
  9. Neutralising smells - dabbed, poured on areas depending on material at site 
  10. Poaching eggs, I add a cap full of cider vinegar to keep the whites together
  11. Removing rust - soak in neat vinegar overnight
  12. Deoderising dry clean only clothes - add a cup full of vinegar to a hot bath and hang the clothes above overnight.
  13. Clean the fridge -   by washing with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.
  14. Wasp stings - dab on neat vinegar
  15. Cleaning vases and decanters - part fill with a half water, half vinegar solution and a handful of rice.  Shake occasionally.
What other uses of white vinegar do you know? 

3 comments:

  1. Oooh - great list! I've been trying out a few lately after I blogged about using vinegar to clean our toilet. A mix of vinegar and baking powder shifted hard water marks where nothing had touched it before. Today I added a vinegar solution into my Vax Steam Cleaner to clean all my smooth floors - seemed to cut through the dirt better tan just plain steamed water. A great thing to have under your sink!

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  2. brilliant list Jen - might be trying that rust one on the scooters when the rain finally stops!

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  3. Ive been meaning to get white vinegar for ages as ive seen lots of people use it all the time for cleaning

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