What Are the Uses for Vinegar?

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
What Are the Uses for Vinegar?

Vinegar is a very common ingredient in every home and offers many possibilities, not just as a dressing or when preparing recipes. It offers great cleaning power which is one of vinegar's strengths. It can replace many cleaning products that are commonly used when washing and disinfecting. If you want to discover many more if its uses, do not miss this article about what are the uses for vinegar.

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Vinegar can be used as a cleaner for almost all surfaces including kitchen cabinets and bathroom furniture. Mix 4 cups of water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda. You can find more uses for baking soda here.


Vinegar is also ideal for cleaning glass and mirrors. Mix 1/4 cup of white vinegar with 4 cups of water and use newspaper to achieve a unique result with gleaming glasses.


You can also use vinegar to clean coffeepots and teapots. Use it mixed with water to remove traces of a build-up of lime scale. Also check here for a step by step guide as to how to clean a coffee machine with vinegar.


Vinegar can also be used to remove stickers or adhesive tape which are hard to remove. Apply vinegar numerous times on the sticker and allow it to soak in for five minutes, then clean off the remainder. You can also use vinegar to remove chewing gum from your clothes.


You can also kill weeds in your garden or on the exterior walls of your house with vinegar. You can do this by spraying vinegar onto them directly or with the aid of a spray gun.


You can use a dash of vinegar in your washing machine to eliminate odours and to help remove detergent residue. Add 1 cup of vinegar in the last wash cycle once the detergent has already been removed. Check here for other tips regarding the use of vinegar for your laundry.


Vinegar will also help you to scrub pots and pans that have accumulated dirt. Immerse them in vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash your dishes by hand with hot water and detergent.


You can use vinegar to ease the sting from insect bites (like mosquitoes or bees) or from sunburn by applying some to the skin with some cotton.


Vinegar can also be used for food preservation. This can be done directly, such as with pickles, or more elaborately as with a marinade. Discover more tips here for how to preserve food in vinegar.

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