What is white vinegar for?
White vinegar is a fantastic product that can be used for almost everything when it comes to household cleaning.
Furthermore, as it is a completely natural product, it respects the environment and by not having unwanted chemical substances, it protects the health of everyone who lives at home, even pets. It is therefore an ecological, sustainable and zero waste option for home cleaning .
Below I will explain what white vinegar is and what uses you can give it in your home.
What is White Vinegar?
Vinegar is a product of natural origin that comes from the fermentation of fruits or wine. The apple cider vinegar that you have probably used to dress the salad comes from the fermentation of apples.
White vinegar comes from the fermentation of white wine . Although there are also other vinegars from malt, corn, potatoes, etc. In general, white vinegar is the product that comes from the fermentation of alcohol distillates. The use of this product is fundamentally cleaning.
White vinegar is the strongest of all vinegars and you usually find it in concentrations ranging from 5 to 10% acetic acid.
The Marius Fabre white vinegar that you can find on our website is perhaps the most concentrated on the market since it has a concentration of 14%. Always look at this percentage before buying white vinegar since you will find different prices depending on its concentration.
Being a very strong product, you will never find it in its pure state but always diluted.
Uses of white vinegar in the home
As I mentioned before, white vinegar is an ecological and cheap alternative for cleaning the home. In fact, it replaces most of the cleaning products we use daily. These are some of the uses that white vinegar has in the home .
Pour a splash of white vinegar into the mop bucket. The floor will be clean and disinfected. This solution is perfect for wooden floors.
Cleaning glass and mirrors
Use a little vinegar diluted in water and clean the glass and mirrors with a cloth moistened with this solution. If you drain it very well you won't even need to dry them afterwards.
To clean the bathroom
You only need a little vinegar diluted in water to clean, disinfect and shine the toilets.
Remove limescale from taps and showers
If your faucets accumulate a lot of limescale, you can dismantle them and immerse them in a hole with water and white vinegar. Leave them on for a while, rinse and dry.
You can also soak a cotton cloth with a splash of white vinegar and apply it directly to the faucets. Leave it on for a few minutes, rinse and dry.
Try replacing the fabric softener with a splash of vinegar. Pour the white vinegar into the fabric softener compartment of the washing machine. The clothes will be very soft to the touch.
Remove limescale from the coffee maker
Small appliances accumulate limescale from daily use. Put a coffee pot with water and a splash of vinegar. Repeat the process 2 or three times so that the deposits are very clean. Hot water with vinegar will help remove limescale from the coffee maker effectively.
Elimination of bad odors in rooms
If you have a room that smells bad or you have recently painted and you want to eliminate the smell of paint, you just have to put a container with water and white vinegar. In a few days the smell will be gone.
To clean the refrigerator
Dampen a cloth with water and white vinegar. The refrigerator will be clean and odor-free.
To remove rust, use a little white vinegar as concentrated as possible and let it sit for 24 hours.
To cover wood scratches
If your furniture is dull or has some scratches, just moisten a cotton cloth with vinegar and apply it to the wood. The scratches will not disappear but they will soften and the wood will have more shine.
As an insect repellent
If you have the fearsome ants at home, all you have to do is moisten a cotton pad with white vinegar and place it near the anthill. Change it every 3 or 4 days to keep ants at bay.
To clean the microwave
This appliance is one of the most used and ends up impregnated with food remains and odors. To clean and deodorize, add half a glass of water with 5 teaspoons of white vinegar. Turn on the microwave for a minute and you will see how the smell has disappeared.
Cleaning kitchen towels
Kitchen cloths are difficult to clean, even when you put them in the washing machine at 90ºC. To keep them clean, a trick is to soak them in a basin with hot water and white vinegar. Leave them for at least 30 minutes and then wash them as usual. The cloths will be very clean.
To disinfect the washing machine
If you notice that the washing machine no longer washes as well, it is time to clean it thoroughly. To do this, set the washing machine to a high temperature and medium load program and instead of detergent, use a 200 ml cup of white vinegar. Once the cycle is complete, your washing machine will be clean and sparkling.
To clean the oven
Heat water in a pot and add a glass of white vinegar. When it starts to boil, put the pot in the oven previously heated to 180 ºC. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Then let the oven cool and clean it with a damp cloth.
To clean the iron
Heat some water with white vinegar. Dampen a cotton cloth in this solution and clean the base of the iron. If the stains are very persistent, you can add 2 or 3 teaspoons of salt or baking soda to the water and vinegar solution.
Eliminate gum from clothes
Moisten the affected part with white vinegar and let it act for a few minutes. Then rub it, you will see how the gum comes off completely.
To clean the computer or tablet screen
If you have stubborn stains, fill a glass of water with a little bit of white vinegar. Clean the screens with a cloth moistened with that solution. The screen will be clean and like new.
As you have seen, white vinegar is a product that should not be missing in your home. You can find this and other ecological cleaning products in our online store . But remember, always use ecological and zero waste products to take care of your home and your health.