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Published on: 04 Nov 2010 by bear14
30 Things to do with Vinegar
-Prepare fluffier rice by adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water when it boils.
-Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards by wiping with full strength vinegar.
-Clean the microwave by boiling a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and deodorize.
-Debug fresh vegetables by washing them in water with vinegar and salt. Bugs float off.
-Stains on hard-to-clean glass, aluminum, or porcelain utensils may be loosened by boiling in a solution of one part vinegar to eight parts water. The utensils should then be washed in hot soapy water.
-Boil better eggs by adding 2 tablespoons water before boiling. Keeps them from cracking.
-Marinating meat in vinegar kills bacteria and tenderizes the meat. Use one-quarter cup vinegar for a two to three pound roast, marinate overnight, then cook without draining or rinsing the meat. Add herbs to the vinegar when marinating as desired.
-Put vinegar on a cloth and let sit on the back of your kitchen faucet and it removes hard water stains.
Bathroom/ Health & Beauty
-Dampen your appetite. Sprinkle a little vinegar on prepared food to take the edge off your appetite.
-Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.
-Fight dandruff, by rinsing with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water, after shampooing.
-Take 1 cup of vinegar and warm water into a large glass and use to rinse your hair after you shampoo. Vinegar adds highlights to brunette hair, restores the acid mantel, and removes soap film and sebum oil.
-Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
-Keep bright colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar for 10 minutes before washing.
-Brighten fabric colors. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
-Remove perspiration stains from clothes by applying one part vinegar to four parts water, then rinse.
-Deodorant and anti-perspirant stains may be removed from clothing by lightly rubbing with distilled vinegar and laundering as usual.
-After a hem or seam is removed, there are often unsightly holes left in the fabric. These holes can be removed by placing a cloth, moistened with distilled vinegar, under the fabric and ironing.
-Deter ants. Spray vinegar around door and window frames, under appliances, and along other known ant trails.
-Remove skunk odour from a dog. Rub fur with full strength vinegar; rinse.
-Keep away fleas and mange. Add a little vinegar to your pet's drinking water.
-Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot or douse the irritated area with vinegar and relieve itching.
-Relieve itching by using a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Vinegar straight from the bottle.
-Relieve sunburn by lightly rubbing it with vinegar. You may have to reapply.
-Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar for each quart of water.
-Prolong the life of flowers in a vase. Add two tablespoons of vinegar plus three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.
-Clean eyeglasses by wiping each lens with a drop of vinegar.
-Keep car windows frost free. Coat the windows the night before with a solution of three parts vinegar to one part water.
-You take 1 tablespoon full and swallow when you have the hiccups. It stops them instantly.
-Remove decals or bumper stickers by soaking a cloth in Vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper stickers should peel off easily.
For more ideas, visit http://www.angelfire.com/cantina/homemaking/vinegar.html