More Uses for Vinegar

For centuries, people have used vinegar for medicine and in food preservation. As a sanitizer it destroys or reduces bacteria, yeast and molds. Today we are still discovering ways to use this versatile liquid.
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Countertops: Vinegar is mild enough to be safe for all countertops. Pour on a soft cloth and wipe down the counters. It can be used with water, but if used undiluted it repels bugs. It dries to a spotless finish.

Stainless-steel Sinks: Sprinkle in baking soda, pour in some vinegar and scrub with a cloth. Let it soak on stained areas of the sink, then rinse and buff dry.

Coffee Pots: Pour in undiluted vinegar. If the pot has burned-on stains, add some salt to the vinegar. Scrub with a brush and rinse for a sparkling-clean pot.

Air Fresheners: Mix together 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Store in a labeled spray bottle and spray as needed to remove odors from the air. (Vinegar doesn't just cover up odors – it eliminates them.)

Tip: Swab each fingernail with white vinegar just before polishing nails. The acid in the vinegar helps the nail polish stick, providing better polish coverage and wear.

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