18 places you should clean with white vinegar in your kitchen


It is best to replace bleach with your white vinegar solution to avoid possible risks of contact with food. Using a spray bottle, disinfect the sink and everything around it, including your counters. Afterwards, rinse the sink with soapy water. It can also be useful to pour salt into your sink to purify the pipes and combat bad odors.

3. Stainless steel pots and pans

For deposits in stainless steel pots and pans, boil water and white vinegar for a few minutes in these containers.  The more resistant the grease turns out to be, the more vinegar you will need to add. Then, once you have degreased your utensils, empty them of the solution and wash them with soapy water.

4. The ground

Again, the white vinegar solution allows you to clean the kitchen floor. You will therefore not need expensive cleaning products to obtain a shiny clean surface. All you need is a bucket of water to which you will add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Then dip your mop in the liquid or scrub the floor with a sponge soaked in this mixture to remove stubborn stains.

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5. The microwave

Pour your water and vinegar mixture into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it for about 5 minutes. This will remove dirt using steam. All you have to do is wipe with your sponge for a clean oven. Moreover, it is also possible to clean your microwave thoroughly with just a lemon.

Caution: Always wait 20 seconds before removing the bowl to avoid splashing hot water and use oven mitts as the container will also be very hot.

6. Enamelled steel pans and saucepans

Like stainless steel utensils, enamel pans and pots can easily be cleaned with white vinegar. To do this, boil water and vinegar to soften the residue, leave for a few minutes then scrub with soapy water before rinsing.

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7. The coffee maker and kettle

These everyday appliances can provide a breeding ground for bacteria, in addition to very quickly accumulating limescale and mineral deposits. To get rid of them, pour equal parts water and white vinegar into the kettle then boil the solution. Once done, rinse with clean water.

For automatic coffee machines, you may need to add more plain water to remove the vinegar smell.

8. Cooking plates

Plug your sink and immerse your plates in hot water. Add a mixture of half a cup of baking soda and another half cup of white vinegar. The reaction of this mixture will help eliminate grease residue. Leave everything to soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour then scrub the plates using a scouring pad or steel wool.

9. Stainless steel household robots

To eliminate bad odors from your electrical appliances, start by unplugging the plug, then take a microfiber cloth that you soak in vinegar. You will just have to use the latter to wipe the bowl.

10. White spots on lenses

Due to its concentration of minerals, hard water can leave your glasses with cloudy residue. To remove stains, place the glasses in the sink and let them sit in a water and vinegar solution for a few minutes. The vinegar will dissolve the minerals and keep the glasses shiny. You will just have to wash them normally.

11. The pressure cooker sealing ring

Some containers have a sealing ring which, over time, can accumulate stains, mold and release bad odors. To get rid of it, fill your sink with water and white vinegar and soak the ring in it (ideally for 1 hour). Then wash it with dishwashing liquid before letting it dry.

If you don’t want to use the sink to treat your seal ring, pour the solution of white vinegar and water into your pressure cooker, adding lemon juice. Then run a steam cycle until the stains and dirt disappear.

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12. The spice mill

Your spice grinder can also benefit from the cleaning power of white vinegar. This is because this kitchen tool can easily be  stained by ingredients such as turmeric . Clean it by carefully wiping the surfaces with a cloth dampened with white vinegar.

13. The knife holder

The inside of a knife holder could be home to a lot of dirt. To clean it thoroughly, take a paper towel soaked in white vinegar and wrap it around a table knife. Insert it into the slots of your block to remove any residue.

14. The plastic cutting board

The plastic cutting board is a surface that accommodates several types of food. It should therefore be washed regularly and disinfected. To do this, there is nothing better than a mixture of white vinegar and water. Here you can use your cleaning spray to spread the solution over the entire surface.

15. The dishwasher

Dishwashers are generally easy to clean, but they can suffer from a buildup of mineral deposits. To remove them, pour a cup of vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher under the rack then run an empty wash cycle. This process is very effective.

16. The trash can

You can ensure that your garbage does not emit foul odors. To do this, each time you take out the trash, spray its interior and the lid with the vinegar and water mixture. Then wipe with a cloth.

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17. The refrigerator and freezer

Make the inside of your appliances shine by spraying the surfaces you want to clean, especially the vegetable drawers. All you have to do is wipe with a clean cloth to remove the residue. For the rest, there are other tips using sodium bicarbonate and salt to clean your refrigerator thoroughly.

18. The refrigerator water dispenser

This area of ​​the refrigerator can store mold, mineral deposits, yeast or even limescale .

It will be easy for you to chase them away by using a small brush (for example, an old, used toothbrush) to dip in vinegar and with which you will clean the inside and outside of the small water tap. Once the water dispenser is cleaned, activate it to ensure the vinegar is drained.