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Uses of Vinegar

Posted by mtwinkle on December 21, 2006

Vinegar is an amazing product which offers a wide ranging uses from the kitchen to the bathroom.

Kill bacteria in meats.
When vinegar is used in the marinade mixtures for the meat, it kills the bacteria present in the meat.

Use it in Paste to avoid sticking
Put a few drops of vinegar in pasta as it boils, the starch is cut. This makes the pasta less sticky.

Cleaning of Fruit and Veges
Rinse the fresh fruit and vegetables in it to kill germs.

Make Paneer ( Cottage Cheese)
Use vinegar in the boiling milk to make Paneer.

Clean Gobhi ( Cauliflower)
The best way to clean cauliflower florets before cooking is to soak them in water mixed with a little vinegar for about fifteen minutes. This not only removes the dirt but also kills the insects. Rinse in fresh water and use for cooking.

Cure an upset stomach.
Drink two teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup water to soothe
an upset stomach.

Relieve arthritis.
Before each meal, drink a glass of water containing two teaspoons
Apple Cider Vinegar. Give this folk remedy at least three weeks to start

Relieve a sore throat.
Put two teaspoons of Vinegar in your humidifier.

Clean food-stained pots and pans.
Fill the pots and pans with White Vinegar and let stand for thirty
minutes. Then rinse in hot, soapy water.

Prevent cracked hard-boiled eggs.
Add two tablespoons of White Vinegar per quart of water before
boiling to prevent the eggs from cracking. The egg shells will also peel off
faster and easier.

Use Vinegar to cook fluffy rice.
Usea splash of vinegar when preparing rice. 1c rice, 2c water, a splash of vinegar. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer 20 minutes, uncover and fluff with a fork. The vinegar cuts the starch and the rice is not gummy.

Remove Mould from Cheese
Wipe cheese with a paper towel (or cloth) moistened with vinegar to remove mold. It works very well.

Relieve a cough.
Mix one-half cup Apple Cider Vinegar, one-half cup water, one
teaspoon cayenne pepper, and four teaspoons honey. Take one tablespoon when
cough acts up. Take another tablespoon at bedtime.

Other uses outside your kitchen…………….

Dissolve warts.
Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar to one part glycerin into a lotion
and apply daily to warts until they dissolve.

Remove stubborn stains from furniture upholstery and clothes.
Apply White Vinegar directly to the stain, then wash as directed by
the manufacturer’s instructions.

Grow beautiful azaleas.
Occasionally water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons White
Vinegar to one quart water. Azaleas love acidic soil.

Kill unwanted grass.
Pour White Vinegar in crevices and between bricks.

Remove corns.
Make a poultice of one crumbled piece of bread soaked in one-quarter cup
Vinegar. Let poultice sit for one-half hour, then apply to the corn and
tape in place overnight. If corn does not peel off by morning, reapply the
poultice for several consecutive nights.

Clean the hoses and unclog soap scum from a washing machine.
Once a month pour one cup of White Vinegar into the washing machine
and run the machine through a normal cycle, without clothes.

Kill germs on bathroom fixtures.
Use one part Vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Spray
the bathroom fixtures and floor, then wipe clean.

Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower
curtains. Simply wipe the surface with Vinegar and rinse with water.

Deodorize the air.
Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.

Relieve itching.
Use a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Vinegar
straight from the bottle.

Clean lime deposits and calcium sludge from an automatic drip coffee
maker. Once a month fill the reservoir with White Vinegar and run
through the brew cycle. Rinse thoroughly with two cycles of cold water.

Soothe sunburn pain.
Apply undiluted Vinegar to the burn.

Clean rust from tools, bolts, and spigots.
Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted White Vinegar

Prevent bright colored clothes from fading.
Before putting the article in the washing machine, soak it in White
Vinegar for ten minutes.

Keep a garbage disposal clean and smelling fresh.
Mix one cup of Vinegar in enough water to fill an ice cube tray, freeze
the mixture, grind the cubes through the disposal, and flush with cold

Clean a toilet bowl.
Pour in one cup of White Vinegar, let it stand for five minutes,
and flush.

Clean dentures.
Soak dentures overnight in White Vinegar, then brush away tartar
with a toothbrush.

Remove perspiration stains from clothes.
Apply one part White Vinegar to four parts water, then rinse.

Deodorize a room filled with cigarette smoke or paint fumes.
Place a small bowl of White Vinegar in the room.

Cure the hiccups.
Mix one teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup of warm water, and

Eliminate odors from used jars.
Rinse peanut butter and mayonnaise jars with White Vinegar.

Condition dry hair.
Shampoo, then rinse hair with a mixture of one cup Apple Cider
Vinegar and two cups water. Vinegar adds highlights to brunette hair,
the acid mantel, and removes soap film and sebum oil.

Clean mineral deposits from a steam iron.
Fill the water tank with White Vinegar. Turn the iron to the steam
setting and steam-iron a soft utility rag to clean the steam ports. Repeat
the process with water, then thoroughly rinse out the inside of your iron.

Remove light scorch marks from fabrics.
Rub lightly with White Vinegar, then wipe with a clean cloth.

Repel ants.
Use a spray bottle or mister filled with a solution of equal parts
Vinegar and water around door jambs, window sills, water pipes, and
foundation cracks.

Keep drains open.
Pour one-half box of old baking soda down the drain followed by one cup
White Vinegar. When the bubbling stops, run the hot water.

Prolong and brighten propane lanterns.
Soak new wicks for several hours in White Vinegar and let them dry
before inserting. Propane lanterns will burn longer and brighter on the
same amount of fuel.

Remove decals or bumper stickers.
Soak a cloth in Vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for
several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper
stickers should peel off easily.

Deodorize a wool sweater.
Wash sweater, then rinse in equal parts Vinegar and water to remove

Prevent lint from clinging to clothes.
Add one cup Vinegar to each wash load.

Prevent ice from forming on a car windshield overnight.
Coat the window with a solution of three parts White or Apple Cider
Vinegar to one part water.

Prolong the life of flowers in a vase.
Add two tablespoons of White Vinegar plus three tablespoons of
sugarper quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of

Clean windows.
Use undiluted Vinegar in a spray bottle. Dry with a soft cloth.

Eliminate unpleasant cooking odors in the kitchen.
Boil one tablespoon of White Vinegar with one cup of water.

Remove wallpaper.
Mix equal parts Vinegar and hot water. Use a paint roller to wet
the paper thoroughly with the mixture. Repeat. Paper should peal off in

Eliminate animal urine stains from carpet.
Blot up urine, flush several times with lukewarm water, then apply a
mixture of equal parts White Vinegar and cool water. Blot up, rinse,
let dry.

Relieve a cold.
Mix one-quarter cup Apple Cider Vinegar with one-quarter cup honey.
Take one tablespoon six to eight times daily.

Deodorize a stale lunch box.
Soak a paper napkin in Vinegar and leave it inside the closed lunch
box overnight.

Prevent soapy film on glassware.
Place a cup of White Vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher,
run for five minutes, then run though the full cycle. A cup of white vinegar
run through the entire cycle once a month will also reduce soap scum on the
inner workings.

Unclog a shower head.
Unscrew the shower head, remove the rubber washer, place the head in a
pot filled with equal parts Vinegar and water, bring to a boil, then
simmer for five minutes.

Retard patching plaster from drying.
Add one tablespoon white vinegar to the water when mixing plaster to slow
the drying time.


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