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#1 AMPSyd

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:17 AM

After reading a certain thread here I wondered how and where can you use vinegar for cleaning.

Does anyone has tips on it. It was interesting. I bought a air vaporiser/steamer for DD and the cleaning instructions suggested once a week diluting vinegar with water to clean it out.

Thanks, Jo.

#2 strawberrycakes

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:21 AM

I love using a vinegar & bicarb solution to wash my floor tiles.  they come up so clean, no streaks or sticky residue either.

I use vinegar to clean the lounge & it gets rid of smells too.

Have used it to clean the washing machine & fridge aswell.

#3 barrington

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:24 AM

It is recommended to use vinegar with my new Scooba  wub.gif


#4 CountryFeral

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 01/12/2011, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you use it without leaving your house smelling like a packet of S&V potato chips though?


That's the best bit!

#5 Mel.Bell

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

I have a book called "VINEGAR: 1001 Practical Uses" by Margaret Briggs -Abbeydale Press ...

Google it prehaps -Could find that interesting like I do original.gif

#6 belsy

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

Window's, stainless steel appliances, floor, disenfectant and great for getting wee stains and smells out of carpet.

Almost forgot - it is awesome for microwaves, heat up half vinegar and half water for 2 mins in the microwave.  Then everything just wipes down beautifully.

Once the vinegar or solution is dry, it doesn't smell.


#7 bettymm

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

I use it undiluted (1 cup) with a tablespoon of bicarb soda to scrub the inside of the toilet.  if you poor it in while it is still fizzing and then scrub with the toilet brush.

I also have a great home made all purpose cleaner which you mix in a spray bottle.. Its just 50/50 vinegar and water and i add a squirt of dishwashing liquid and 10 drops of essential lavender oil.  I use this for EVERYTHING!  all through the house.  It leaves it smelling of lavender, not vinegar and lavender also has natural antibacterial properties so this is a good one to clean /wipe the toilet seat.  Makes the bathroom shine too.

Also , you can pour it undiluted into the fabric softener dispenser of your washing machine and it softens clothes too!
wonderful stuff!!

#8 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

cleaning mirrors with newspaper and vinegar
run a hot wash and vinegar through dshwshr to clean
soak anything mouldy in it
use as a rinse for towels, nappies to keep soft
clean vases
floors
mould in showers
use with bi-carb for cleaning bathrooms
wee smells in carpet or beds

I use it for everything - the smell goes 2 mins after using it.

#9 haras1972

Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

I just use it for cleaning the microwave, which is awesome and so easy, but I need to check out all these other uses.....

#10 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:54 PM

it works brilliantly as a fabric softener, I also highly recommend it. I just use homebrand white vinegar @ $1.09 a 2L bottle. I also use it to clean windows and as spray and wipe with dishwashing liquid and tea tree oil.

Just wondering does it actually disinfectant?as in how effective is it?

#11 beccaj

Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

best cleaner for the oven with a bit of bicarb

add vanilla or citrus oils for smell

I use it for all the above mentioned things too


#12 kissy10

Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

Whilst not used for cleaning,  I use apple cider vinegar after shampooing with real soap.

#13 emc002

Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

I have used it for anything really.

It's good on degreasing a little.

Good for odours, cleaning.

#14 JamJah

Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Fantastic on the BBQ plate if you pour it on when plate has cooled a little (if you do it straight away the smell almost knocks you over lol).  It makes it so easy to clean.  I also agree with everything else that has been mentioned original.gif

#15 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:44 PM

third the fabric softener.


Also, put jewellry in a shallow bowl.   Dust with bicarb.  Pour vinegar.   voila! Shiny jewellry!

#16 spando

Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:50 PM

Instead of rinse aid in the dishwasher.

#17 Guest_HappyLarry_*

Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:56 PM

Kissy10 could you tell me a little more about that, like the benefits? Does it just remove the soap residue?

#18 PurpleNess

Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:08 PM

Yep i use it for everything - mopping floors, bench tops, mirrors etc. I have two bottles mixed with water for spot cleaning around the house, one has a tad of lavender disinfectant for foul stuff like cat vomit etc....

Might have to try in the dishwasher instead of rinse aid, that's a good one! BBQ plate too - that's for expanding my repetoire.

#19 jamdonut

Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:16 PM

I use vinegar instead of rinse aid in my dishwasher and everything comes out super sparkling. I also use it instead of fabric softener when washing my towels - it keeps them super soft without degrading the fibres. Love the tip about cleaning the microwave - will give that a go tomorrow!

#20 bebebumblebee

Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (HappyLarry @ 10/12/2011, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kissy10 could you tell me a little more about that, like the benefits? Does it just remove the soap residue?


I have just started this myself have made a shampoo with the shampoo is 25g pure soap flakes, 2 tsp borax, 1ltr distilled water, 40 drops rosemary oil and 40 drops lavender oil and the conditioner is 1 tbs apple cider vinager and 1 cup water (as taken form Organic at Home, Judyth McLeod it is an awesome book) the vinager (correct me if I am wrong ) is the same ph as our hair so there for better for it, since using this method I no longer have ichy scalp or cradle cap and my fine hair is no longer frizzy. Infact my hair has never looked so good.

#21 Mamabug

Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

We use a vinegar/water mix in a spray bottle to rinse out the potty. Empty, spray, wipe - done! And no lingering wee smell.

#22 *mylittleprince*

Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:39 PM

I clean the spout of the coffee machine (the milk frother thingy). I take a zip lock bag, pour vinegar in, tie it around the spout and leave it for ten minutes. The old milk comes off beautifully. You have to position other things (like a bowl, mug, etc) to keep it in place.

#23 matt1972

Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

My wife is absolutely troppo for cleaning products. We have about 6 different shower cleaners and 4 types of Jiff! She inherited this from her Mum who has 8 types of bleach in the house.
Now that she is pregnant she doesn't want to be near chemicals and I nearly fainted yesterday when she told me that she was using vinegar and water to clean the stove top.

#24 KristyMum-

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

I used to use it for cleaning the highchair (if it didn't get a squirt down in the garden outside and then some sun).

Gets the job done, knocks off bugs and no nasties in it.

Edited by KristyMum-, 24 December 2011 - 09:39 PM.


#25 Tiger Lilly

Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Thank you for the enlightenment everyone!

I came on here because I was sure I'd seen the fabric softner one somewhere before and I was about to wash pee'd on bedsheets!

*off to add the vinegar*




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