Have you recently remodeled your kitchen and need something to take care of leftover residue after refinishing cabinets, installing new countertops, and upgrading floors? Or maybe you just want to arm yourself? I can’t Eco-friendly detergent that reduces stains, grease or dirt? White vinegar is virtually a miracle cleanser, so you probably won’t need to look for it outside of your kitchen pantry. Vinegar mixed with water and possibly salt or baking soda will clean countertops, sinks and even mirrors for a fraction of the price of commercial detergents.
Vinegar: One of the Safest Natural Cleaners
Here’s a small tutorial on how to safely use vinegar for cleaning your kitchen. However, there is one caveat. The acids in vinegar can degrade certain sealants and calcium-based stones such as marble, limestone, and travertine. Vinegar etches stone. If you’re looking to design an eco-friendly kitchen and want to use vinegar and other homemade cleaners, we recommend working with your kitchen designer to choose surfaces that are compatible with it.
In the meantime, here are some tips for using white vinegar as an all-purpose kitchen cleaning solution.
Is it hard work? Please use the undiluted solution.
Straight vinegar kills nearly all germs, bacteria, mold and fungi that come in contact with kitchen surfaces and also eliminates odors. For the most difficult tasks, it’s a good idea to keep a spray bottle of undiluted vinegar on hand.
- a cutting board (especially one used for cutting meat)
- dirty counter top
- dirty sink
- dirty floor
- food storage containers
Try putting undiluted vinegar in your dishwasher instead of a secondary rinse, and you’ll be amazed at both the results and the waste of money you’ve spent years on rinses.
Something more minor? Do a 50/50 combo.
Keep a second spray bottle filled with equal amounts of vinegar and water for average daily cleaning. This is strong enough to clean and disinfect your average kitchen stains, spills or light cleaning. This gentle 50/50 vinegar and water mixture can also be used to clean cabinets. After that, wipe it off completely with a soft, dry cloth.
Spray the stubborn cooked stain with undiluted vinegar and let it sit for an hour. The acid will penetrate there and most stains should wipe off fairly easily. If not, spray the spot again with undiluted vinegar and let it soak a little longer. Next, make a scouring cream by mixing 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. Let’s scrub the dub!
remove hard mineral deposits
In some cases, just adding plain vinegar and letting it sit for a while will dissolve most of the buildup so it can be scraped off. If that doesn’t work, mix the paste with salt and a little vinegar. It also removes contact mineral deposits, soap scum and tub rings.
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