15 CLEANING TIPS
Vinegar as a real miracle cure
Would you like to clean surfaces, fittings and objects effectively, but avoid using chemicals as much as possible? Then the biodegradable vinegar essence is the ideal helper, because the universal genius is not only known for its comfortable cleaning, but also has an antibacterial effect.
Tip for sensitive materials: Test the compatibility on a hidden area.
But which surfaces or objects can you clean with vinegar? What should you watch out for? And what is the difference between vinegar and vinegar essence?
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VINEGAR AND VINEGAR ESSENCE
In general, vinegar essence is concentrated vinegar. Accordingly, the essence is usually produced artificially and consists of around 25 percent acetic acid. The rest is water. Vinegar, on the other hand, consists of 5 percent acid and 95 percent water.
Many people no longer have any doubts that vinegar is able to dissolve fat, lime and even rust, among other things. But what does this actually mean in everyday life? In the following, a total of 15 objects or materials are listed, in connection with which cleaning with vinegar is particularly worthwhile.
Anyone who does not plant their apples and other fruit in their home garden knows that there is always the risk that the food in question has been chemically treated. However, with the help of a mixture of vinegar essence and water, it is possible to remove said residues and to enjoy fruits and vegetables without worries in this regard.
2. CUTTING BOARD
Studies have shown that classic cutting boards are real germs in the kitchen. Here, too, vinegar essence can help ensure a little more hygiene. Again, it is important to dilute the essence with water and rub the affected areas with a sponge. Rinse with clear water, done!
3. WORK SURFACES IN THE KITCHEN
Work surfaces are also often colonized by many germs. The same principle applies here as in connection with the boards. Prophylactically, it is advisable to wipe the surface with vinegar essence once at the end of the day.
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4. SINKS AND FAUCETS
In the area of the washbasin and the fittings in the bathroom, there are often unsightly limescale residues. This can be done with a mixture of water and vinegar cleaner. The same also applies if pots appear dull over time.
5. MOLD IN THE SHOWER
If mold only appears superficially, there is usually nothing wrong with wiping it off with vinegar essence. However, it is important to always check whether the mold has already settled in the masonry. In addition, it must not be forgotten to dry the appropriately treated areas in order to prevent new formation.
6. LAMINATE OR PARQUET
If a floor based on laminate or parquet is not very dirty, there is nothing wrong with cleaning it with a few spritzes of vinegar in the cleaning water. Especially light stains and dust can be easily removed.
Sooner or later, urine scale and limescale can not only disrupt the appearance, but also cause a toilet to become clogged. Vinegar essence helps to remove these unsightly traces comparatively quickly. So that the essence can work well, it must be drizzled on a little toilet paper. After at least two hours it can be rinsed off. If necessary, the process must be repeated in order to achieve a particularly good effect.
8. DESCALE THE COFFEE MACHINE AND DISHWASHER
In general, both the coffee machine and the dishwasher can be descaled with the help of vinegar essence. However, there are also devices where this is not possible. It is important to check the manufacturer’s information beforehand.
Yes, stains from textiles can also be removed with the help of acetic acid. The essence is not put into the washing machine, but the clothes are soaked in the liquid beforehand. Then the clothes can be washed “normally”.
10. NICOTINE RESIDUES
Even a few smokers can be enthusiastic about the smell of cold smoke. In connection with the elimination of the characteristic odor, the vinegar essence offers an incredibly high potential here. It is sufficient to add a few drops of essence to boiling water. The pot is then placed steaming in the relevant room. The result: the smell of nicotine gradually disappears.
11. CLEAN THE WINDOWS
If you only add a few milliliters of vinegar essence to your water when cleaning windows, you will prevent unsightly streaks and streaks.
12. INSIDE THE MICROWAVE
Experience has shown that stains from food residues quickly appear inside a microwave. In order to remove these and at the same time benefit from an antibacterial effect, vinegar essence can also be used. Both the plate and the walls of the microwave can be worked on with the home remedy.
Especially when it comes to cleaning drains, it is always amazing to what extent vinegar can replace chemical cleaners. This is where effectiveness and environmental awareness meet.
14. WASHING MACHINE
As with the above-mentioned coffee machine and dishwasher, the following applies: a washing machine can often be easily decalcified with the help of vinegar essence. Even if this is a comparatively large household appliance, a few milliliters are often sufficient to achieve a particularly impressive effect. However, it is again important to observe the manufacturer’s specifications in order not to damage the device.
15. GLASS TABLES
Dirt on glass tables can tarnish the overall look of the living area. To ensure maximum cleanliness without streaks, the use of vinegar essence is recommended. It is best to mix this with water and apply it to the affected areas. Depending on how dirty it is, the liquid should take effect for a few minutes before being washed off with clear water