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17 Surprising Uses for Vinegar

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vinegar to clean windshield wipers

Use vinegar to clean gunky windshield wipers.

6. Clean Your Car’s Wiper Blades – Are your wiper blades not doing the job? You might be able to clean them instead of replacing them. Just use a rag soaked in some white vinegar to de-gunk those blades.

7. Detail Your Car – Instead of paying for car detailing, let vinegar do the work! Vacuum the interior of the car, then use a rag and a one to one mixture of white vinegar and water to get out ground-in dirt and even salt from that beach trip you took. Follow up with a damp cloth to easily remove all of that grime.

8. Clean the Fridge – Did you know that your refrigerator’s produce drawer is one of the grossest spots in your kitchen? Clean it out – along with the rest of your fridge. Pull everything out, then use a one to one mixture of white vinegar and water to clean and deodorize at the same time. Make sure you get into all of the nooks and crannies where bacteria can hide!

Related Reading: 25 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

9. Dishwasher Rinse Aid – Instead of chemical-laden, store-bought rinse aids, fill your dishwasher’s rinse air reservoir with white vinegar instead. Your dishes will sparkle for less money and with fewer harsh chemicals.

10. Natural Non-Stick – Non-stick pans are coated with dangerous chemicals. Instead of Teflon, use a regular stainless steel pan, but before you use it, fill it with white or apple cider vinegar and boil for 10-12 minutes. Your natural non-stick coating will last for a 2-3 weeks, depending on how much you cook.

11. Deodorize the Kitchen – Did you make a curry a couple of days ago that you’re still smelling in the kitch? Boil a pot of one part white vinegar to two parts water to give that stink the boot.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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5:35PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

Yeni siyah renk seçeneği ile joyetech eroll stoklarımıza giriş yaptı.

4:26PM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

All interesting; thanks.

9:44PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

good ideas .

9:37PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Thanks for the advice Becky.

8:54AM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

Vinegar is marvellous and versatile, much preferable to toxic chemicals. Good tips.

9:17AM PST on Nov 7, 2013

Have been using these for years.
To clean electrical kettle,bil some water,small amount,poor some white vinaigre in it ,leave for a while...when you look if stiil not clean bil water again and poor more vinaigre......

When cool,just clean it with cool water and boil once to make sure all vinaigre is out!

8:26AM PST on Nov 7, 2013

Becky...For years I have been using Apple Cider vinegar and Sea Salt as an exfoliator for my skin in the shower. After which I use coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree or lavender oil on my skin...I spritz myself with vinegar water when in the garden ( keeps bugs off ) and soaking feet can remove odor and prevent athletes foot and fungus. White vinegar I use it for window cleaner wiping with newspaper and toothpaste and white vinegar removes the film from car headlamps...Oh by the way 1/4 cup WV in water when making hard boiled eggs, removes odors from the house....Just a few ideas I have found to be safe and inexpensive...

4:38AM PST on Nov 5, 2013

I will be trying this in the bath to try and soothe my aching muscles. A day without pain would be bliss!

12:38PM PST on Nov 3, 2013

Thanks

8:31AM PST on Nov 3, 2013

Vinegar will not eliminate hair clogs, but it does break up the soap that may be contributing. If the vinegar, baking soda and boiling water don't quite do it, try a bit of plunging. The hair comes out much more easily, and it is likely a lot cleaner!

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