Vinegar is such a versatile substance. You know you can use it for cooking and for dressing salads, but did you know you can use it afterward to clean the mess? Vinegar can help remove grease buildup, prevent mildew, and even unclog a sink! Take our quiz and learn about the many ways you can use vinegar to clean.
Which room do the majority of people consider the most difficult to clean?
There's no question that for most people the kitchen poses more cleaning challenges than any other room. Between the grease, the flour, the spills, and the foot traffic, no other room takes so much abuse.
To remove mineral deposits that have developed inside a teakettle, what should you do?
Wipe down the pot with a sponge soaked in vinegar.
Soak the pot in a solution of salt water and vinegar for 20 minutes.
Boil water and 1/2 of a cup of vinegar in the kettle for about 15 minutes.
Tea kettles can develop mineral deposits over the years, especially if your area has hard water. To start, fill the pot with water and 1/2 of a cup of vinegar, and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse the pot.
How can vinegar help you keep your microwave clean?
Wipe down the oven with a hand towel soaked on vinegar.
Boil water and vinegar in the microwave for a few minutes, and then wipe down the oven with a sponge.
It seems impossible to keep a microwave clean, but vinegar can help. Boil a cup of water, plus 1/4 of a cup of vinegar, in the microwave for 3 minutes, let the oven cool, and then wipe down the oven with a sponge.
Pour vinegar into the microwave, set on high for 30 minutes, and then wipe down with paper towels.
What is the best way to deal with a really greasy frying pan?
Throw them out.
Soak them in vinegar and salt for three days.
Simmer 1/4 of an inch of water with 1/2 of a cup of vinegar for about 10 minutes.
Let's face it: frying pans can end up looking and smelling really disgusting after a while. Rather than throw them out, fill them up with 1/4 of an inch of water and 1/2 of a cup of vinegar, and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. The oil buildup, and the smell, should clear up easily.