Saturday, April 24, 2010

Not just for Fish&chips

Although, I prefer malt vinegar for my battered ocean goodies... Plain white vinegar is a wonderful thing to keep around the home.

Beyond your Nana using it to clean the windows with wads of newspaper, here are 3 good uses you might not have thought of...

  • Sprinkle or spray on pet messes after initial clean up, even after you can't smell the vinegar, your dog can and they won't want to use that spot again ( you may as well hose all your floors with the stuff and be done with it)
  • Replace buttermilk in recipes- add 1 tbsp to scant 1 cup of milk to "sour" it, this is standard for pastry, but you can do this for buttermilk biscuits and pancakes too.
  • "Fix" the dye in an over-dyed garment- when you're tired of that pretty red blouse turning everything pink, toss it a sink full of cold water and 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Gently agitate by hand and leave to soak overnight. After soaking, rinse garment well, and hand wash with gentle detergent. If it's still "bleeding" you can repeat the process.
There's a gazillion lists on the net for using vinegar to clean, so I won't repeat them all here, but these 3 didn't come up anywhere I looked! So there, you learned something new!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The best winder cleaner ever - vinegar and news paper. My mom always used that. Signed by me