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wannabefree Mon 05-Sep-11 00:01:06

I've just recently discovered the joys of cleaning with distilled white vinegar.

My favourite discoveries are streak-free windows/mirrors with vinegar and newspaper (why does that work, btw? confused), and my Magican can-opener suddenly looking like new after soaking for 15 minutes then scrubbing with a toothbrush.

I find myself now when faced with something that needs cleaning thinking 'hmm, I wonder if a bit of vinegar will do it?'

What are your favourite uses for vinegar, and will any type of vinegar do, or does it have to be distilled white vinegar?

nannyl Mon 05-Sep-11 08:39:38

i use the tesco own brand clear vinegar. not sure what it is but its sold for food.

I use it instead of fabric softener.
also if clothes smell sweaty then i spray it on that bit, wait a few mins, then switch machine on, and they smell fine afterwards.
+ cleaning windows / mirrors / my staineless steel bin.

also for descaling in hard water areas.

I use Sainsburys Basics one (which is brown) because it is only 13p a bottle, doesn't seem to matter that it is brown not clear. I descale the shower head by unscrewing it and putting it in a jug of vinegar overnight, then stick the vinegar in the loo to shift any limescale there. It's also good for just about anything involving limescale, although I use citric acid for the kettle because it is less smelly. I use it for vases, windows, whatever. Just don't get vinegar on enamel, it will attack it.

HarlotOTara Mon 05-Sep-11 08:50:07

Agree - white vinegar is great and so cheap. Fantastic at limescale and we live in a very hard water area.

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