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6 Ways to Clean the Kitchen Using Vinegar

This powerful liquid can do wonders aside from adding flavor to your meals


Looking for a non-toxic and cheap cleaner for your kitchen? Use vinegar! It's an all-natural cleaning ingredient that can be used as deodorizer, to remove stains, and clean appliances, to name a few.

Let these 6 ideas help you maximize the wonders of vinegar while keeping your kitchen spic-and-span. 

Main photo from bbc.co.uk.

Keep these ideas in mind:

Cleaning glass doors or mirrors

Remove dust and fingerprint smears on your glass doors and windows using vinegar. Just mix ¼ cup water and 1/3 cup vinegar in a bottle then spray it on the windows. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down in an S motion from left to right. If a microfiber cloth isn’t available, use the blank-and-white page of a newspaper.

Click here for more window cleaning tips.

Cleaning drains

Regular maintenance for your pipelines is a must! Pour a half cup of vinegar mixed with baking soda down the drain. Let it sit for a few minutes then flush it out with warm water.

Cleaning the microwave

Does your microwave smell like food and can you see food particles stuck inside? Place a bowl filled with 1/4 cup vinegar and a cup of water inside the microwave then turn it on for at least 5 minutes. After this, remove the bowl then wipe the insides using a damp cloth or sponge. Doing this not only helps clean your microwave, it helps remove bad odors, too. 

Photo from blogs.edmontonjournal.com.

Cleaning tiles

You can prevent mold and mildew growth in the kitchen by cleaning your tiles using a special homemade solution. Mix a half cup of vinegar with a half cup of baking soda. Dip a soft-bristled brush in your solution then brush the tiles gently. If the stains are hard to remove, try using a more concentrated solution.

Cleaning the refrigerator

Remove spills inside your refrigerator using vinegar and water. Doing this helps remove bad odors, too. To completely remove unwanted smells, you may also leave a bowl with a mixture of water, vinegar, and lemon juice inside the refrigerator overnight. Click here for more tips to help you remove refrigerator odors.

Cleaning wooden cutting boards

Aside from washing cutting boards with dishwashing soap, you also need to disinfect it regularly! Wipe your cutting board carefully using vinegar and microfiber cloth.

RL Tip: Add orange peels to your vinegar solution for a citrus scent.

Photo from fidari.tn.

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